Media Advisory - Reminder: CIBC World Markets trading floor hosts Miracle Day

Dec 3, 2008


    TORONTO, Dec. 3 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX; NYSE) - Today, CIBC World Markets
sales and trading employees and CIBC Wood Gundy investment advisors will
donate their fees and commissions to children's charities across Canada as
part of Miracle Day, an annual charity that has raised $41 million since it
was conceived in 1984.
    "On December 3, we work for a different boss - children in need all
across Canada," said Richard Nesbitt, Chairman and CEO, CIBC World Markets.
"Miracle Day is traditionally one of our busiest trading days of the year as
clients large and small know their commissions go to help their favourite
kid's charities."
    "These charities need our support more than ever and we encourage anyone
looking to buy or sell stock today, do it through a CIBC World Markets or a
CIBC Wood Gundy representative."
    Funds raised on Miracle Day benefit a wide range of children's charities.
Whether it is a hot meal to start the day, shelter in the midst of a crisis,
extra help with schoolwork or the fulfillment of a child's special wish - the
Miracle touches the lives of children across Canada.
    More information is available at:
http://www.cibcwm.com/wm/miracleday/index.htmlWho:   We invite you to the CIBC World Markets trading floor to talk to
           CIBC traders, advisors and senior leaders working to support
           children's charities on Miracle Day.

    What:  CIBC World Markets and CIBC Wood Gundy employees will donate their
           fees and commissions to children's charities on Miracle Day.
           On-hand will be CIBC executives, special guests and Canadian
           celebrities.

    When:  Today, 10 a.m. - noon

    Where: CIBC World Markets Trading Floor, Brookfield Place, 161 Bay St.,
           7th Floor, Toronto

    Why:   For the past 24 years, the CIBC World Markets Children's
           Foundation has carried on its strong tradition of supporting and
           improving the quality of life for Canadian children. What started
           with the simple belief that by working together we could make a
           difference has grown into one of Canada's largest single-day
           corporate fundraisers for children.CIBC is committed to supporting causes that matter to our clients, our
employees and our communities. We aim to make a difference in communities
through corporate donations, sponsorships and the volunteer spirit of
employees. With a strategic focus on youth, education and health, and employee
commitment to causes including the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run
for the Cure, United Way and the CIBC World Markets Children's Foundation, we
are investing in the social and economic development of communities across the
country. In 2007, CIBC group of companies contributed more than $36 million
worldwide to charitable organizations and community initiatives. Of this, $27
million was invested in Canada to support national, regional and local
organizations. To learn more, visit www.cibc.com/pas




For further information:

For further information: Kevin Dove, CIBC Communications and Public
Affairs, (416) 670-4956, kevin.dove@cibc.ca


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