BMO Financial Group

BMO Financial Group

November 10, 2015 16:42 ET

BMO Encourages Canadians to #TakePause from Social Media on Remembrance Day

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 10, 2015) - BMO Financial Group will pause all social media activity for one minute when the clock strikes 11 a.m. local time to commemorate Remembrance Day, and is encouraging all social media users to do the same.

"Remembrance Day is about taking pause to remember those selfless men and women who've put their lives on the line for our freedom," said Hugh McKee, Vice-President, Personal Customer Segment Management, Canadian Personal & Commercial Banking, BMO Financial Group. "Wherever you happen to be on November 11 at 11 a.m, we're encouraging you to participate in a moment of social silence to honour these brave men and women."

As part of the #TakePause campaign, BMO will also give $50,000 to the Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command Poppy Trust Fund on behalf of all those who participate in the moment of social silence. Participants have until November 11 at 10:59 a.m. local time to sign up. To learn more, or to opt in to take a moment of silence, visit

BMO has been the Official Bank of the Canadian Defence Community since 2008. The bank is committed to serving the unique banking needs of the Canadian Defence Community, from recruitment through retirement. BMO also proudly supports Canada's veterans through the annual Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Campaign.

About BMO Financial Group

Established in 1817, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified financial services provider based in North America. With total assets of approximately $672 billion as of July 31, 2015, and more than 47,000 employees, BMO provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.

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