Media Advisory - Pan American Games and Olympic triathlon champion, Simon Whitfield joins CIBC employees to help kids-in-need on

Media Advisory - Pan American Games and Olympic triathlon champion, Simon 
Whitfield joins CIBC employees to help kids-in-need on CIBC Miracle Day 
VANCOUVER, Dec. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX) (CM: NYSE) On Wednesday, 
December 5, CIBC's wholesale banking employees and Olympic triathlon champion 
Simon Whitfield will join CIBC employees on CIBC Miracle Day to help raise 
millions for kids-in-need. 
Photo and Interview Opportunity: 
Who:   Simon Whitfield 

       CIBC Traders
       Representatives of Canuck Place Children's Hospice

What:  Join Simon Whitfield as he joins CIBC employees and makes calls
       to clients to help raise money for children's charities.
       CIBC Miracle Day is one of Canada's largest single-day
       fundraiser for children's charities in Canada.

When:  Wednesday, December 5, 2012
       12:30 - 1:00 p.m. - Simon Whitfield on CIBC's trading floor
       1:00 - 1:30 p.m. - Cheque presentations to children's charities
       with Simon Whitfield

Accredited media must preregister to join Simon Whitfield on CIBC's
trading floor. To register please contact Erin Truax - 403-819-7977 /

WHY:   For the past 28 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. In 2011, more than $4.1
       million was raised in Canada for children's charities and nearly
       $65 million since it began in 1984.

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 2011, 
for a total of nearly $65 million donated to hundreds of children's charities 
across Canada since 1984. To learn more, visit

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 Kids, Cures and Community, 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 
2011, CIBC group of companies contributedmore than$35 million to 
charitable and non-profit initiatives in Canada to support national, regional 
and local organizations. CIBC is Lead Partner of the TORONTO 2015 Pan/Parapan 
American Games. To learn more, visit

Erin Truax, Senior Manager, Community Investment, CIBC | C 

SOURCE: CIBC World Markets Children's Foundation

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