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January 11, 2012 15:43 ET

Sir John A. Macdonald Building a Fitting Name for Former BMO Main Branch in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 11, 2012) -

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BMO Financial Group is pleased that the Federal Government has named the former main BMO Ottawa branch at 144 Wellington St. the Sir John A. Macdonald Building.

"We are pleased that the Department of Public Works has chosen to name this important part of the national capital's architectural history after one of our country's great prime ministers," said Yolaine Toussaint, Chief Archivist, BMO Financial Group. "BMO played a key role in fulfilling Prime Minister Macdonald's dream of completing the CPR, and we are honoured that our former branch has been named for him."

"BMO had a long and proud history of serving Ottawa residents at the corner of Wellington and O'Connor," said Carolyn Booth, District Vice-President, Eastern Ontario, BMO Bank of Montreal. "Today, we are pleased to serve our customers at our main branch at the Capital Centre at 269 Laurier Ave. West. The branch offers everyday banking services, investments and lending products for both personal and commercial customers in five languages. The branch also features full financial planning services plus a team of Investment Advisors from BMO Nesbitt Burns."

BMO has had a presence in Ottawa since 1842. Its main Ottawa branch was located at 144 Wellington St. from 1931 to 2005. Today, BMO serves the National Capital Region through 26 branches.

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