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Media release: BMO Financial Group donates $300,000 to Mohawk College's Fennell Campus renewal project

HAMILTON (May 23, 2013) BMO Financial Group today announced a $300,000 donation to support Mohawk College’s Fennell Campus renewal project.

In recognition of the donation, Mohawk unveiled the BMO Financial Group Advisement Centre in The Square. Opened in July 2011 as part of the largest campus renewal project in Mohawk’s history, The Square offers services and supports to help students graduate to success.

“BMO strongly believes in continuous learning and providing students the resources they need for their professional development and growth,” said Richard Jaques, District Vice-President, South Central Ontario, BMO Bank of Montreal. “Today’s donation will help Mohawk College achieve these goals and support students in their quest for academic excellence.”

“BMO Financial Group’s generous donation is both a major investment in our Fennell Campus renewal project and a great show of support for our students,” says Mohawk President Rob MacIsaac. “BMO Financial Group is helping to give our students an even better college experience.”

About BMO Financial Group:

For more than 195 years, BMO Financial Group has believed in community reinvestment and corporate and social responsibility in the communities it serves. In 2012, BMO contributed more than $87.6 million in donations, sponsorships and events in Canada and the United States to groups, organizations and programs that help build and sustain resilient, vital and healthy communities.

About Mohawk College:

Mohawk College is recognized as a leader in health and technology education and serves more than 16,000 full-time and apprentice students. Launched in 2010, Mohawk’s ongoing campus renewal project is giving students more places and better spaces to learn, collaborate and create. For the third consecutive year, students have ranked Mohawk first among all colleges in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area for overall student satisfaction and for the quality of programs, services and facilities.

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For more information, contact:

Jay Robb, Mohawk College Director of Communications, 905.575.1212 ext. 3965, 905.979.8893 (cell),jay.robb@mohawkcollege.ca

Diane Roberts, BMO Bank of Montreal, Communications Manager Ontario Regional Division, 519.633.2204, Diane.Roberts@bmo.com