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February 02, 2012 10:00 ET

Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: BMO Bank of Montreal Celebrates Grand Opening of Kensington Gate Branch in Calgary

- New BMO branch represents a $2.8 million investment into the community

- BMO boosts credit to Canadian businesses by $10 billion

- Branch offers customers extended banking hours, including Saturdays and Sundays

- Grand Opening celebration features, giveaways and a raffle for a chance to win one of two Apple iPads

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 2, 2012) - BMO Bank of Montreal invites customers and members of the community to celebrate the grand opening of its new full-service branch at 1101 Kensington Road NW in Calgary on Sunday, February 5th.

In order to meet the needs of its growing customer base, the new open-concept branch is designed to create a welcoming, comfortable financial services experience and is outfitted with the latest banking conveniences, including:

  • Services provided in six languages, seven days a week;
  • Two ATMs;
  • Free coin counter;
  • Underground parking; and
  • Barrier-free access.

"We encourage residents and local business owners to come in and speak with our team about their financial needs, said Hardeep Gill, Kensington Gate Branch Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal.

BMO's recent announcement that it is boosting credit available to businesses by $10 billion over the next three years will provide important benefits to companies located in Alberta, according to Robert Hayes, Senior Vice-President, Prairies, BMO Bank of Montreal.

"We've been seeing an impressive amount of strategic investment by Alberta businesses," said Mr. Hayes. "The availability of more credit will help even more Alberta companies to grow their operations and open up new markets. Our local bankers are also armed with limits to make the lending decisions right here in Alberta."

"Further growth in business investment outlays will be critical to ensure ongoing strength for the Alberta economy," said Robert Kavcic, Economist, BMO Capital Markets. "With growth in the province outperforming the national average, the addition of supportive financial conditions will help ensure continued momentum."

BMO's new Kensington Gate branch hours of operation are:

  • 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Wednesday;
  • 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday;
  • 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, and
  • 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday.

Grand Opening Details:

Who Dr. David Swann, MLA, Calgary - Mountain View
Michelle Rempel, MP, Calgary Centre - North
From BMO Bank of Montreal:
Robert Hayes, Senior Vice President Prairies Division
Michael Suzuki, District Vice President, Alberta South
Hardeep Gill, Kensington Gate Branch Manager
What Grand Opening Celebration - Kensington Gate Branch
Great give-aways and a raffle draw with the chance to win one of two Apple iPads
Complimentary canapés and refreshments
Official ribbon-cutting ceremony and photo opportunities
When Sunday, February 5, 2012, from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Speeches and ribbon-cutting will commence at 2:00 p.m.
Where BMO Bank of Montreal -
1101 Kensington Road NW
Calgary, AB

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