BMO Supports Lac-Megantic Community with $50,000 Donation to the Quebec Red
MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 07/08/13 -- BMO Financial Group
today announced it will contribute $50,000 to assist the Red Cross in
its relief efforts in Lac-Megantic following the terrible train
tragedy in this community of the Eastern Townships of Quebec.
"We are all saddened by the scope of the damage and we grieve with
the families who have lost loved ones or who still have loved ones
unaccounted for at this time," said L. Jacques Menard, President, BMO
Financial Group, Quebec. "We hope that residents will soon be able to
get back into their homes and resume their lives."
BMO Bank of Montreal operated a branch in Lac-Megantic from 1895 up
until 2001. BMO Bank of Montreal will also be accepting donations in
its branches on behalf of the Red Cross.
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 $555 billion as at April 30, 2013, and more than
46,000 employees, BMO Financial Group provides a broad range of
personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment
banking products and solutions.
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