MEDIA ADVISORY - CIBC Traders, Brokers Once Again Donate Fees and Commissions on Miracle Day

Dec 1, 2010

Media Invited to Join Kids and Charities on Trading Floor

TORONTO, Dec. 1 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX; NYSE) - Today, 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.

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

When:  Today, December 1, 2010, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Where: CIBC wholesale banking trading floor

           Toronto:                            Montréal:
           Brookfield Place                    30th floor
           161 Bay St., Toronto, 5th 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/(416) 670-4956, kevin.dove@cibc.ca


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