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BMO Bank of Montreal

August 18, 2010 12:00 ET

Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: BMO Celebrates Grand Opening of Branch in North Vancouver's Revitalized Lower Lonsdale Neighbourhood

- First full-service branch in British Columbia open seven days a week

- Cheque presentation of $1,000 donation to Kids Help Phone

- Guests can enter the BMO SmartSteps Raffle by sharing their tips on how they effectively manage their money for a chance to win a $1,000 prize

NORTH VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 18, 2010) - BMO Bank of Montreal invites customers and members of the community to celebrate the grand opening of the first branch in B.C. open seven days a week, located at Lonsdale & Esplanade in North Vancouver on Saturday, August 21, 2010, starting at 11:00 a.m.

Guests will have a chance to win a $1,000 prize from the BMO SmartSteps Raffle. BMO SmartSteps is a program specifically designed to help customers better save and manage their money. Additionally, as part of BMO's ongoing support there will be a $1,000 donation made to Kids Help Phone, a charity that provides counselling for children from coast to coast.

"BMO is committed to expanding our presence in North Vancouver and giving back to the community in which we work and live through local partnerships and initiatives. Lower Lonsdale is developing rapidly and we look forward to supporting its economic growth and serving its residents," said Stan Yee, Branch Manager.

Mr. Yee leads a team of nine professionals providing personal and commercial financial services. Within the branch, customers can expect a highly qualified team including a financial planner, an investment advisor, and a mobile mortgage specialist. For added convenience, customers will have access to a coin counting machine.

WHAT:    
  Lonsdale & Esplanade Branch Grand Opening Celebration
  Complimentary BBQ and refreshments, and great prizes
     
WHO:    
  Joanne Gassman, District Vice President, Vancouver Suburban, BMO Bank of Montreal
  James Kitamura, Personal Banking Area Manager, North Shore & Sunshine Coast
  Stan Yee, Branch Manager, Lonsdale & Esplanade
     
WHEN:    
  Saturday, August 21, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  Speeches at noon
  Ribbon cutting ceremony and photo opportunities at 12:15 p.m.
     
WHERE:    
  100 Esplanade Avenue East at Lonsdale in North Vancouver

BMO in North Vancouver

BMO is an active corporate citizen in North Vancouver through numerous sponsorships such as the annual BMO Grouse Grind Mountain Run, and through donations to Lion's Gate Hospital and scholarships at Capilano University.

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