BMO Bank of Montreal Celebrates 125th Anniversary of Aurora

BMO Bank of Montreal Celebrates 125th Anniversary of Aurora Branch 
- Yonge and Wellington branch was the first BMO branch to open in
AURORA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/23/13 -- BMO Bank of Montreal
invites customers and members of the community to celebrate the 125th
anniversary of its Yonge and Wellington Branch in Aurora on Friday,
January 25, 2013. 
BMO has been serving the needs of the Aurora community, which is
celebrating its 150th Anniversary on February 3, 2013, since it
established the branch in 1888. 
"BMO Bank of Montreal proudly opened its first branch in Aurora when
the city's population was just 2,000," said Andrew Auerbach, Senior
Vice President, Greater Toronto Division, BMO Bank of Montreal. "125
years later, BMO continues to serve the financial needs of this
growing community which has more than 55,000 residents and an
expanding, diverse business sector."  
As Aurora continues to revitalize its downtown core, a robust
residential population provides support to local shops and services.
The Yonge and Wellington Street corridors are expected to attract
additional residents over the next few years, in part because of the
close proximity to major transportation systems being implemented.  
BMO's Yonge and Wellington branch offers extended banking hours which
make it easier for customers to come in and talk to us about their
financial needs. "With RRSP season in full-swing, we encourage
everyone to drop by to learn about ways to save for retirement and
ensure other financial priorities and goals stay on track," Mr.
Auerbach added.  
BMO Bank of Montreal Aurora Branch 125th Anniversary Celebration

Who:    John Abel, Deputy Mayor, Town of Aurora                             
        Andrew Auerbach, Senior Vice President, BMO Bank of Montreal        
        Lily Capriotti, Vice President, BMO Bank of Montreal                
        Carol D'Avolio, Personal Banking Area Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal 
        Geoff Moore, Branch Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal                   
What:   125th Anniversary Celebration - Yonge and Wellington Branch         
        - Complimentary food and beverages                                  
        - Official ceremony and photo opportunities                         
When:   Friday, January 25, 2013, from 12 noon - 5 p.m.                     
        - Formal speeches, cake cutting and photo opportunities to commence 
        at 2 p.m.                                                           
Where:  BMO Bank of Montreal - 15252 Yonge Street, Aurora, ON               

Media are invited to the 125th anniversary celebration and interviews
can be arranged with BMO spokespeople.  
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:
Erin Marranca, Toronto
(416) 867-3996 
Russell Baker, Toronto
(416) 867-3996 
Twitter: @BMOmedia
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