BMO to turn out the lights for Earth Hour

Source: Bank of Montreal

BMO Financial Group will once again join hundreds of thousands of people and organizations around the world by participating in Earth Hour. On Saturday, March 27, BMO will turn off lights in its offices across Canada and the United States between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. local time to show its support for the global stand against climate change.

"At BMO, we are proud to join with people and organizations across the globe once again and support Earth Hour," said Jim Johnston, Director, Environmental Sustainability, BMO Financial Group. "At our main offices and in other major facilities across North America, in cities such as Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Chicago and New York, internal lighting will be kept to a minimum and our exterior signage will be turned off. In leased premises we are working closely with property managers on both sides of the border to encourage their participation.

"BMO aims to be a leader in promoting environmental sustainability," noted Johnston. "Simply put, we believe that the sustainability of our shared environment is inextricably tied to the long-term sustainability of our business and our world. Participating in Earth Hour is just one of many initiatives we support to show this leadership."

Anyone who plans to participate in Earth Hour can register their commitment, as BMO has done, at www.earthhour.org.

For security reasons, BMO branches and ABMs will not be included in Earth Hour.

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