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BMO Bank of Montreal

BMO Bank of Montreal

December 10, 2011 10:00 ET

REPEAT-Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: BMO Bank of Montreal Celebrates Grand Opening of Oliver Square Branch

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

- 'Making Money Make Sense' in nine different languages

- Offering customers extended banking hours, including Saturdays and Sundays

- Celebration features complimentary hors d'oeuvres, prizes and donation presentation to the YWCA Edmonton

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 10, 2011) - BMO Bank of Montreal invites customers and members of the community to celebrate the grand opening of its new full-service branch at 11331 -104th Avenue, in one of the oldest and most well-populated residential areas of Edmonton.

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:

  • A free coin counter - a simple-to-use kiosk which counts your loose change;
  • Services provided in nine different languages;
  • Access to commercial account and deposit services;
  • Free customer parking;
  • Two ATMs; and
  • Barrier-free access.

"We are excited to be offering our customers a full suite of banking services in this growing and diverse community," said Patrick Dorey, Branch Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal. "We encourage residents and local business owners to come in and speak with our team about their financial needs, including our commercial banking services."

"Alberta's economy is significantly outperforming the national average in 2011, as high oil prices are fuelling activity in the energy sector, which in turn is driving strong labour market performance," said Robert Kavcic, Economist, BMO Capital Markets. "Furthermore, private-sector employment was up a massive 8.8 per cent year over year in November, outpacing even the growth seen at the height of the pre-recession commodity boom."

Located west of the downtown core, the new branch represents an investment of $1.2 million into the community. Customers will have financial services provided by a team of professionals including financial planners, investment advisors, mortgage specialists and small business bankers.

Grand Opening Details:

Who Hon. Laurie Hawn, PC, MP, Edmonton Centre
Laurie Blakeman, MLA, Edmonton Centre
Amber Niemeier, Communications & Development Director, YWCA Edmonton
Dean Holloway, Personal Banking Area Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal
Patrick Dorey, Branch Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal
What Grand Opening Celebration - Oliver Square Branch
Christmas holiday themed entertainment with jazz band Abtrio
Great give-aways and a raffle draw with the chance to win an Apple iPad
Complimentary canapés and hot chocolate
Official ribbon-cutting ceremony and photo opportunities
donation presentation to the YWCA Edmonton
When Saturday, December 10, 2011, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Speeches and ribbon-cutting will commence at noon
Where BMO Bank of Montreal - Oliver Square Branch
11331 -104th Avenue
Edmonton, AB

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