BMO Opens New $1.4 Million Branch in Downtown Moose Jaw
Winter drivers stay warm with the first drive-through ABM in the city

MOOSE JAW, SK, January 21, 2008 – BMO Bank of Montreal today opened a new 6,500 square foot, full-service branch in Moose Jaw. The larger, more accessible downtown location at 39 Manitoba Street East features Moose Jaw’s first drive-through ABM – a convenience for customers on cold and inclement winter days.

Branch Manager, Colby Johnson, will lead a team of 24 personal banking and investment professionals in this stand-alone building, which was designed to provide customers with access to all of BMO’s banking resources on one floor.

“We are committed to providing every one of our customers with the best banking experience,” said Mr. Johnson. “Our customers can be sure they will be met by a friendly, knowledgeable professional who will help them understand our products and services, so they can confidently make the right decisions about their money, “added Mr. Johnson.

“Our employees in Moose Jaw are looking forward to working in these new premises. And we are committed to providing this high level of service to customers each and every time they walk through our doors,” said Helen Arnold, Personal Banking Area Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal.

Customers in Moose Jaw benefit from:

  • A highly experienced team of in-house experts – including personal banking managers, a financial planner, a mortgage specialist and a BMO Nesbitt Burns investment advisor;
  • A Commercial Banking team specializing in agriculture and business lending;
  • Two Instabank Extra automated banking machines (ABM) including a drive-through ABM;
  • Ample free parking for BMO customers; and
  • Full wheelchair accessibility.

BMO’s new Moose Jaw branch will operate from:

  • 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays to Wednesdays;
  • 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., on Thursdays and Fridays

About BMO Bank of Montreal
BMO Financial Group, Canada’s first and oldest bank, is celebrating its 190th anniversary. The bank is one of the most highly diversified financial services organizations in North America. With total assets of $366 billion as at October 31, 2007, and more than 35,000 employees, BMO provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and solutions.

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Media Relations Contacts:

Laurie Grant, Vancouver, Tel: 604-665-7596, Email: laurie.grant@bmo.com

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