Bank of Montreal

Bank of Montreal TSX: BMO NYSE: BMO is Canada's fifth largest banks, and is classified as a Domestic Chartered Bank (Schedule I). Bank of Montreal was founded in 1817, making it Canada's oldest bank. It operates under the corporate brand BMO Financial Group; the services of the bank itself are now marketed as BMO Bank of Montreal.

History

First Canadian Place

The Bank of Montreal is Canada's oldest chartered bank and began business in 1817. It has been referred to as BMO or Canada's First Bank.

The Bank opened in Montreal, Quebec on November 3, 1817. For the first few years of its existence, the Bank occupied a small building on Saint Paul Street. John Grey, a retired dry goods merchant, was the first President of the Bank of Montreal and Robert Griffin worked as the first cashier.

The Bank of Montreal served as Canada's central bank until the creation of the Bank of Canada in 1935. It played a major role in the development of the country, taking part in the financing of the first transcontinental railway in the 1880s. The first Canadian bank to open a branch abroad, the Bank of Montreal is today a major international bank with 1,100 branches across Canada and around the world. In 1977, the BMO's Head Office moved to Toronto, Canada's economical engine.

Mergers

Through its history, Bank of Montreal has merged with several other Canadian banks:

  • Commercial Bank of Canada (1868)
  • Exchange Bank of Yarmouth (1903)
  • People's Bank of Halifax (1905)
  • People's Bank of New Brunswick (1907)
  • Bank of British North America (1918)
  • Merchants Bank of Canada (1922)
  • Molson Bank (1925)

Operations

Bank of Montreal at Square One shopping mall

BMO Bank of Montreal is one division within BMO Financial Group:

  • BMO Bank of Montreal — banking services
  • BMO Harris — US operations
  • BMO InvestorLine
  • BMO Life
  • BMO Nesbitt Burns

The bank's stock is listed on both the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol BMO .

Corporate governance

Current members of the board of directors of BMO are: Robert Astley, Stephen Bachand, David Beatty, Robert Chevrier, Anthony Comper, Ronald Farmer, David Galloway, Harold Kvisle, Eva L. Kwok, Bruce Mitchell, Philip Orsino, Robert Prichard, Jeremy Reitman, Guylaine Saucier, and Nancy Southern.

Headquarters

The BMO still has an office located on Saint Jacques Street in Montreal, but that office only controls the bank's economical (and somewhat political) relation with the province of Quebec, thus most decision-making is made at their official Toronto headquarters at the First Canadian Place. This reflects the preponderant place of the Toronto Stock Exchange in the Canadian economy and, probably although it is not acknowledged, concerns about separatism in Quebec.

Recent mergers and merger attempts

Purchase of Harris Bankcorp (1984)

In 1984 the bank greatly expanded its operations in the United States by purchasing Chicago's Harris Bank.

Proposed merger with RBC (1998)

In 1998 the Bank of Montreal shocked the Canadian financial community by announcing plans to merge with the Royal Bank of Canada. The Canadian government later blocked the proposed merger.

Membership

BMO is a member of the Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) and registered member with the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC), a federal agency insuring deposits at all of Canada's chartered banks. It is also a member of:

  • Interac
  • MasterCard International
  • Cirrus Network for MasterCard card users

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John Grey, a retired dry goods merchant, was the first President of the Bank of Montreal and Robert Griffin worked as the first cashier. Alice Hoschedé decided to help Monet by bringing up his two children together with her own. For the first few years of its existence, the Bank occupied a small building on Saint Paul Street. Madame Monet died of tuberculosis in 1879. The Bank opened in Montreal, Quebec on November 3, 1817. They had another son, Michel, on March 17, 1878. It has been referred to as BMO or Canada's First Bank. In 1870, Monet and Doncieux married and in 1873 moved into a house in Argenteuil near the Seine River.

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BMO Nesbitt Burns. Shortly thereafter Doncieux became pregnant and bore their first child, Jean. BMO Life. Monet's 1866 The Woman in the Green Dress (Camille, ou la femme à la robe verte), which brought him recognition, depicted Camille Doncieux. BMO InvestorLine. Together they shared new approaches to art, which later came to be known as impressionism, featuring open spaces and light painted with thick brushstrokes. BMO Harris — US operations. Disillusioned with the traditional art taught at universities, instead in 1862 he joined the studio of Charles Gleyre in Paris, where he met Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Frederic Bazille, and Alfred Sisley.

BMO Bank of Montreal — banking services. Monet served in the army in Algeria for two years of a seven-year commitment (1860–1862), but upon his contracting typhoid his aunt Madame Lecadre intervened to get him out of the army if he agreed to complete an art course at a university. Molson Bank (1925). Monet, having brought his paints and other tools with him, would instead go and sit by a window and paint what he saw. Merchants Bank of Canada (1922). When Monet travelled to Paris to visit The Louvre, he would see many painters imitating famous artists' work. Bank of British North America (1918). Boudin taught Monet en plein air (outdoor) techniques for painting.

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