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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 Sundays - Grand opening celebration features great prizes and a gourmet brunch

Friday, January 18, 2013

BMO Celebrates Grand Opening of Silverado Branch in Fast Growing Area of Calgary-Open Seven Days a Week11:00 EST Friday, January 18, 2013CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 18, 2013) - 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 2016. "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™, 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 counter 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 EastPeter Demong, Alderman, City of CalgaryHelen Bodnor, Regional Director, Ronmor Holdings Inc.Robert Hayes, Senior Vice President, Alberta Division, BMO Bank of MontrealMichelle Mobarrez, Personal Banking Area Manager, BMO Bank of MontrealLisa Griffin, Branch Manager, BMO Bank of MontrealWhat: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 BearWhen:Saturday, January 19, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.•Formal speeches and ribbon-cutting ceremony to commence at noonWhere: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 solutions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact Information: Media Contact:Laurie Grant604-665-7596laurie.grant@bmo.comInternet: www.bmo.comTwitter: @BMOmedia