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September 23, 2011 07:00 ET

Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: BMO Bank of Montreal Celebrates Grand Opening of Mountain Road Branch in Moncton

- Economic backdrop in Moncton encouraging with unemployment rate below national average- BMO Economics

- New branch represents a $1.2 million dollar investment into the Moncton community

- John Betts, MLA, to join in Saturday's festivities

MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwire - Sept. 23, 2011) - BMO Bank of Montreal invites members of the community to celebrate the grand opening of its new full-service branch in Moncton at 1633 Mountain Road, on Saturday, September 24th.

"We are excited to be opening our doors to Moncton's rapidly expanding north end," said Christine Cooper, Vice President, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, BMO Bank of Montreal. "We encourage new and existing customers to come in and speak with our team of experts for financial advice, whether it's finding the right mortgage solution, planning for retirement, or improving the cash flow in their business."

"Moncton's economy is improving with a jobless rate at 7.1 per cent in August, down from 8.4 per cent at the start of the year and now below the Canadian average," said Robert Kavcic, Economist, BMO Capital Markets. "New Brunswick exports and manufacturing activity has been with exports up 20 per cent between July 2010 and July 2011, led by energy products and agriculture."

In order to meet the needs of its growing customer base, the new branch is outfitted with the latest banking conveniences, including:

  • Access to commercial account and deposit services;
  • Free coin counting machine;
  • Three ATM machines; and
  • Free parking.

Branch manager, Kristine McNeil, is joined by a team of 10 financial professionals including a financial planner, a mortgage specialist and a BMO Nesbitt Burns advisor.

Grand Opening Details:

Who: Christine Cooper, Vice President, NB and PEI Division, BMO Bank of Montreal
John Betts, MLA, Moncton-Crescent
Keith MacLeod, Personal Banking Area Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal
Kristine McNeil, Branch Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal
What: Grand Opening Celebration – Mountain Road Branch
Great give-aways and prizes including a raffle draw with the chance to win a 16GB Apple iPad
Complimentary barbecue
Official ribbon-cutting ceremony and photo opportunities
Family-fun activities including face painting, a balloon twister, and BMO the Bear
When: Saturday, September 24, 2011, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Speeches and ribbon-cutting will start at noon
Where: BMO Bank of Montreal – Mountain Road Branch
1633 Mountain Road, Unit 11
Moncton, NB.

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