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BMO Bank of Montreal Opens New Branch in Richmond - Serving Customers Seven Days a Week

- BMO branch represents a $1.3 million capital investment in the community - Offering customers extended banking hours, including weekends - 'Making Money Make Sense' in five languages

Monday, March 18, 2013

BMO Bank of Montreal Opens New Branch in Richmond - Serving Customers Seven Days a Week12:00 EDT Monday, March 18, 2013RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 18, 2013) - BMO Bank of Montreal today announced the opening of a new full-service banking branch in Richmond, located at 192 -8180 No. 2 Road. A special grand opening celebration will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2013.The new branch offers customers extended banking hours and is designed to provide a great banking experience through a variety of financial services and conveniences, including: Two ATMs; Services provided in five different languages; Access to 12 financial professionals including a Mortgage Specialist, Financial Planner, Investment Advisors and Commercial and Small Business Bankers; Access to commercial account and deposit services - including a 24 hour depository for small business after-hours use; and Barrier-free access. "Richmond boasts a diverse and fast-growing population," said Robert Kavcic, Senior Economist, BMO Capital Markets. "The city's population expanded 9.2 per cent in the five years through 2011, outpacing the rest of British Columbia and well above the national rate." "We're excited to be opening the doors to our new branch in the culturally diverse city of Richmond," said Ben Mui, Branch Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal. "According to the BMO Spring Travel survey, 88 per cent of B.C. residents are looking to get away this spring. We encourage everyone to drop by our new branch and learn how loyalty reward programs such as the BMO Rewards or the AIR MILES Reward Program can help in reducing the costs of travel." In celebration of the branch opening, customers who open a new Primary Chequing Account and a Premium Rate Savings Account and set up two automatic bill payments will receive $100 from BMO deposited into their new account. Plus, until April 30, 2013, open an Account with the Kids discounted program and deposit $25 and you will receive another $25 from BMO.The new branch's extended hours of operation are: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and 12 noon to 4 p.m. Sunday 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 January 31, 2013, 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 Grant, Vancouver(604) 665-7596laurie.grant@bmo.comInternet: www.bmo.comTwitter: @BMOmedia