Media Advisory & Photo Opportunity - CIBC Traders, Brokers Once Again Donate Millions to Children's Charities on CIBC Miracle Day

Dec 5, 2011

Celebrities and athletes on CIBC trading floor to help raise funds for kids in need

TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2011 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX; NYSE) - On December 7th, 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 $60 million in Canada since it began in 1984.

"On CIBC Miracle Day, we're investing in kids," says Richard Nesbitt, Senior Executive Vice President at CIBC and Chair of the CIBC Children's Foundation. "What started with the simple belief that by working together with our clients and charities we could make a difference has now grown into one of Canada's largest single-day corporate fundraisers for children. We're proud to work together with our clients to help kids in need across the country."

WHEN:  Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
   
WHERE: CIBC wholesale banking trading floor
  Brookfield Place
  161 Bay St., Toronto, 5th Floor
   
WHO:     Special celebrity guests - athletes, musicians, actors
  Children and charity representatives
  CIBC Executives
   
WHAT:  Kids playing one-on-one games with celebrity guests; Interviews with celebrities, charities and bankers; Opportunity to see CIBC's new trading floor on one of the busiest trading days of the year.
   
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:    Jessica Botelho Carinci, Jessica.botelho@cibc.ca; 416-980-8859 (Registration required as space is limited)

About CIBC Miracle Day
CIBC Miracle Day is the annual flagship fundraising event for the CIBC Children's Foundation. On CIBC Miracle Day, CIBC's wholesale banking employees and participating CIBC Wood Gundy Investment Advisors donate their fees and commissions to organizations that support kids in our communities. Through the efforts of employees and clients $4.1 million was raised in Canada in 2010, for a total of nearly $60 million donated to hundreds of children's charities across Canada since 1984. To learn more, visit www.cibc.com/miracleday.

About CIBC
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, the CIBC Children's Foundation and United Way, we are investing in the social and economic development of communities across the country. In 2010, CIBC group of companies contributed approximately $34 million to charitable and non-profit initiatives in Canada to support national, regional and local organizations. To learn more, visit www.cibc.com

For further information:

Kevin Dove at (416) 980-8835/(416) 670 4956, kevin.dove@cibc.ca


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