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August 25, 2011 14:50 ET

Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: BMO Celebrates Grand Opening of New Branch in Fast Growing Community of Vaughan

- 'Making Money Make Sense' in five languages: English, Italian, Armenian, Russian and Spanish

- BMO Bank of Montreal will present a $5000 gift to the Vaughan Health Care Foundation

- Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua to join in celebrations

VAUGHAN, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 25, 2011) - BMO Bank of Montreal invites members of the community to celebrate the grand opening of its new full-service branch located at 30 Famous Avenue, on Saturday, August 27th, 2011.

To celebrate the occasion, BMO will be donating $5000 to the Vaughan Health Care Foundation.

"We are honoured to be accepting this generous gift," says Bob Baker, President & CEO, Vaughan Health Care Foundation. "BMO's donation to our local hospital demonstrates a commitment to the well-being of the neighbourhoods and regions they serve and will contribute to strengthening the health care services we offer."

The new BMO branch is located in one of Canada's fastest growing municipalities. "Vaughan boasts a below-average unemployment rate, and its population has nearly doubled in the past fifteen years," said Robert Kavcic, Economist, BMO Capital Markets.

In order to meet the needs of its growing customer base, the $1.5 million new branch is outfitted with the latest banking conveniences, including:

  • Free coin counter;
  • Services provided in five languages: English, Italian, Armenian, Russian and Spanish;
  • Access to commercial account and deposit services;
  • Two ATMs;
  • Free parking; and
  • Barrier free access.

"We encourage members of the community to come in and speak with our team about their financial needs," said Marisa Genua, Branch Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal. "For example, we offer a variety of mortgage options such as BMO's five-year fixed low-rate mortgage with a maximum 25-year amortization. This will save homeowners and their families thousands over time and help pay off their mortgage sooner.

Ms. Genua also extended her congratulations to Vaughan's Glen Shields Sun Devils 2000, this year's BMO Team of the Week national champions.

Grand Opening Details:
Who Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor, City of Vaughan
Deb Schulte, Regional Councillor, York Region
Tony Carella, Ward 2 Councillor, City of Vaughan
Rosanna DeFrancesca Ward 3 Councillor, City of Vaughan
Bob Baker, President & CEO, Vaughan Health Care Foundation
Sam Ciccolini, Chairman, Vaughan Health Care Foundation Board
Curtis Scragg, District Vice President, BMO Bank of Montreal
Marisa Genua, Branch Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal
What Grand Opening Celebration - Weston Road and Highway 7 Branch
$5000 cheque presentation to the Vaughan Health Care Foundation
Great give-aways and prizes including a raffle draw with the chance to win one of two Toronto Football Club (TFC) packages or one of four prizes of 250 AIR MILES rewards
Complimentary lunch
Official ribbon-cutting ceremony and photo opportunities
Family-fun activities including face painting, a balloon twister, and BMO the Bear
When Saturday, August 27, 2011, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Speeches and ribbon-cutting at noon
Where BMO Bank of Montreal Weston Road and Highway 7 Branch, 30 Famous Avenue, Vaughan

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