Media Advisory: BMO Celebrates Grand Opening of New Branch in

Media Advisory: BMO Celebrates Grand Opening of New Branch in Fort
McMurray-Open Seven Days a Week 
- New BMO branch represents a $2.2 million investment in the
- Offering customers extended banking hours, including Saturdays and
- 'Making Money Make Sense' in four different languages 
- Grand opening celebration features giveaways and a raffle 
FORT MCMURRAY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/16/12 -- BMO Bank of
Montreal invites customers and members of the community to celebrate
the grand opening of its new full-service Timerlea Landing branch
located at 289 Powder Drive in Fort McMurray, on Saturday, November
17, 2012. 
The new branch offers customers extended banking hours seven days a
week and is designed to provide a great banking experience through a
variety of financial services and conveniences, including: 

--  Services provided in four different languages; 
--  Access to commercial account and deposit services; 
--  Two ATMs; and 
--  Barrier-free access.

The Timerlea Landing branch is located in the rapidly growing
commercial and residential community of Fort McMurray, in the heart
of Alberta's energy industry. 
"Alberta's economy continues to outperform amid rising oil production
and accelerating inward migration," said Robert Kavcic, Economist,
BMO Capital Markets. "Real GDP is expected to expand 3.5 per cent
this year - more than a percentage point above the national average." 
Imran Ahmed, Branch Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal, noted that BMO is
excited to open another location to serve the personal finance needs
of the community. 
"With the investment season around the corner and Financial Literacy
Month upon us, we encourage new and existing members of the community
to speak with our team and learn about the investments options
available to them, including Tax-Free Saving Accounts (TFSA)," said
Mr. Ahmed. 
BMO's new Timberlea Landing branch extended hours of operation are: 

--  9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Wednesday; 
--  9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 
--  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday; and 
--  12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Sunday.
Grand Opening Details:                                                      
Who:    Gladys Balcarce, Personal Banking Area Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal
        Imran Ahmed, Branch Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal                   
What:   Grand Opening Celebration - Timerlea Landing Branch                 
        -  Complimentary food, beverages and entertainment                  
        -  Formal speeches and ribbon-cutting ceremony to begin at 1:00 p.m.
        -  Great giveaways and a raffle draw                                
When:   Saturday, November 17, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.           
Where:  BMO Bank of Montreal: 289 Powder Drive, Fort McMurray, AB           

About BMO Financial Group 
Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is a
highly diversified North American financial services organization.
With total assets of $542 billion as at July 31, 2012, and more than
46,000 employees, BMO Financial Group provides a broad range of
retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and
Media Contacts:
Laurie Grant, Vancouver
(604) 665-7596 
Russell Baker, Toronto
(416) 867-3996 
Twitter: @BMOmedia
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