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June 06, 2013 10:00 ET

BMO Bank of Montreal Celebrates Grand Opening of Blundell Centre Branch in Richmond: Open Seven Days a Week

BMO ice cream truck will be handing out free ice cream June 7-8; Follow @BMO on Twitter and keep an eye out for hashtag #BMOtruck for route updates all day long!

- New BMO branch represents a $1.3 million investment in the community

- 'Making Money Make Sense' in five different languages

- Offering customers extended banking hours, including weekends

- Grand opening celebration features great prizes, free BBQ and children's activities

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 6, 2013) -

Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release.

BMO Bank of Montreal invites customers and members of the community to celebrate the grand opening of its new full-service banking branch in Richmond located, at 192 - 8180 No. 2 Road. The celebration will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2013.

The Blundell Centre branch offers customers extended banking hours - seven days a week - and is designed to provide a great banking experience through a variety of financial services and conveniences, including:

  • Two ATMs;
  • Services provided in five different languages;
  • Access to 12 financial professionals including a Mortgage Specialist, Financial Planner, Investment Advisors and Commercial and Small Business Bankers;
  • Access to commercial account and deposit services - including a 24 hour depository for small business after-hours use; and
  • Barrier-free access.

"Richmond boasts a diverse and fast-growing population," said Robert Kavcic, Senior Economist, BMO Capital Markets. "The city's population expanded 9.2 per cent in the five years through 2011, outpacing the rest of British Columbia and well above the national rate."

"We are committed to meeting the constantly evolving needs of our customers and offering them a broad range of banking and specialized financial services," said Ben Mui, Branch Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal. "At our new branch, the extended banking hours make it easier for customers to come in and speak with our team about all of their financial needs."

As part of the grand opening celebration, the BMO ice cream truck will be driving around in select neighbourhoods handing out free ice cream on June 7-8. Those who take a picture with the truck and upload it to BMO's Facebook page will receive a free gift when they attend the grand opening celebration. The best image will be featured in the branch. Follow @BMO on Twitter and keep an eye out for hashtag #BMOtruck for route updates all day long!

In addition, customers who open a new BMO Kids Discounted Banking Plan and deposit $25 between June 8 and July 31, 2013 will receive another $25 from BMO to help kick-start their child's savings. For more information, please visit the branch.

The new branch's extended hours of operation are:

  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Wednesday;
  • 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday;
  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday; and
  • 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. Sunday

Grand Opening Details:

Who: Malcolm Brodie, Mayor, City of Richmond
Mark Stafford, Vice President, BMO Bank of Montreal
Aaron Keung, Personal Banking Area Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal
Ben Mui, Branch Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal
What: Grand Opening Celebration - Blundell Centre Branch
Complimentary food, beverages and live entertainment
Official ribbon and cake cutting ceremonies and photo opportunities
Great giveaways and a raffle draw for a $1000 Guaranteed Investment Certificate
Family-fun activities, including face painting and an appearance by BMO the Bear
When: Saturday, June 8, 2013, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PT
Formal speeches and ribbon-cutting to commence at noon
Where: BMO Bank of Montreal - 192 - 8180 No. 2 Road, Richmond, BC

About BMO Financial Group

Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is a highly-diversified North American financial services organization. With total assets of $555 billion as at April 30, 2013 and more than 46,000 employees, BMO Financial Group provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and solutions.

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