BMO Celebrates Grand Opening of Silverado Branch in Fast

BMO Celebrates Grand Opening of Silverado Branch in Fast Growing Area
of Calgary-Open Seven Days a Week 
- BMO branch represents a $1.4 million investment in the community  
- 'Making Money Make Sense' in seven different languages  
- Offering customers extended banking hours, including Saturdays and
- Grand opening celebration features great prizes and a gourmet
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/18/13 -- BMO Bank of Montreal
invites customers and members of the community to celebrate the grand
opening of its new full-service banking branch, Calgary's Silverado
neighborhood located at 19369 Sheriff King St. SW, south of Spruce
Meadows Trail in Calgary. The celebration will be held tomorrow, on
Saturday, January 19, 2013.  
The branch, which offers customers extended banking hours seven days
a week, is designed to provide a great banking experience through a
variety of financial services and conveniences, including:  

--  A Coin Counter - a simple-to-use kiosk which counts your loose change; 
--  Two ATMs - including a drive-thru ATM; 
--  Services provided in seven different languages; 
--  Access to commercial account and deposit services - including a 24 hour
    depository for small business after-hours use; and 
--  Barrier-free access. 

The branch is located in the fast-growing southern area of Calgary.
According to BMO Economics, growth in Calgary is expected to remain
strong with 120,000 new jobs to be created in Calgary and Edmonton by
"At our new branch, the extended banking hours make it easier for
customers to come in and speak with our team about all of their
financial needs," noted Lisa Griffin, Branch Manager, BMO Bank of
Montreal. "With the RRSP contribution deadline coming up quickly, we
encourage customers and members of the community to drop by to learn
about ways to plan for your retirement and make your RRSP
contribution; making your finances a priority in 2013." 
Ms. Griffin added that BMO offers BMO MoneyLogic(TM), an online
personal financial management tool that enables customers to set and
track spending limits and savings goals. 
There will also be an opportunity to pick up great giveaways and
enter to win a $1000. BMO GIC contribution. In addition, anyone who
uses our coin co
unter and deposits the proceeds into a new savings
account will receive a matching deposit up to $25, with the offer
good until February 17, 2013.  
Hours of operation for BMO's Silverado branch are:  

--  Monday to Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; 
--  Thursday and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; 
--  Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and 
--  Sunday 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. 

Grand Opening Details: 

Who:    Rick Fraser, MLA, Calgary South East                                
        Peter Demong, Alderman, City of Calgary                             
        Helen Bodnor, Regional Director, Ronmor Holdings Inc.               
        Robert Hayes, Senior Vice President, Alberta Division, BMO Bank of  
        Michelle Mobarrez, Personal Banking Area Manager, BMO Bank of       
        Lisa Griffin, Branch Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal                  
What:   Grand Opening Celebration -                                         
    -   Complimentary gourmet brunch, beverages and live entertainment      
    -   Official ribbon and cake cutting ceremonies and photo opportunities 
    -   Great giveaways and a raffle draw for a $1000 GIC                   
    -   Family-fun activities, including face painting and BMO the Bear     
When:   Saturday, January 19, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.            
    -   Formal speeches and ribbon-cutting ceremony to commence at noon     
Where:  BMO Bank of Montreal - 19369 Sheriff King St. SW, Unit 120, Calgary 
        (South of Spruce Meadows Trail)                                     

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 $525 billion as at October 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 Contact:
Laurie Grant
Twitter: @BMOmedia
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