MEDIA ADVISORY - CIBC Raises Millions for Kids' Charities

Nov 25, 2010

CIBC traders, brokers once again donate fees and commissions on CIBC Miracle Day

TORONTO, Nov. 25 /CNW Telbec/ - CIBC (CM: TSX; NYSE) - On December 1st, CIBC's wholesale banking employees and participating CIBC Wood Gundy Investment Advisors will once again donate their fees and commissions to children's charities across the country as part of CIBC Miracle Day, an annual charitable event that has raised more than $55 million in Canada since it began in 1984. Funds raised on CIBC Miracle Day benefit more than 400 children's charities in Canada.

"For more than a quarter century, CIBC Miracle Day has helped improve the lives of children in need," says Richard Nesbitt, Chairman and CEO, CIBC World Markets Inc. "Through the generosity of our clients and staff, 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. 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."

To celebrate the 26th annual Miracle Day, CIBC's trading floors in Toronto and Montréal will be open to media.

When:  Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
   
Where:     CIBC wholesale banking trading floor  


Toronto:
Brookfield Place
161 Bay St., Toronto, 5th Floor   
   Montréal:
   30th floor
   600 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest
     
Who: CIBC's wholesale banking and CIBC Wood Gundy employees
CIBC senior executives and senior leaders
Children's Charities
Special celebrity guests
   
Why:        For the past 26 years, CIBC Miracle Day has supported and improved the quality of life
for Canadian children. Whether a hot meal to start the day, extra help with schoolwork,
a place to turn to in a crisis, or the fulfillment of a child's special wish - the joint efforts of
CIBC employees and clients have helped thousands of children in need  
     
RSVP:     Erin Truax, 416-304-5568 / erin.truax@cibc.com

About CIBC
CIBC is committed to supporting causes that matter to our clients, 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, the CIBC Children's Foundation and United Way, we are investing in the social and economic development of communities across the country. In 2010, $33.7 million was contributed through the CIBC group of companies to charitable and non-profit initiatives in Canada, supporting a wide variety of national, regional and local organizations. To learn more, visit communitymatters.cibc.com.

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For further information:

Kevin Dove at (416) 980-8835, kevin.dove@cibc.ca


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