Hon. Jim Prentice, CIBC Vice Chairman, to deliver keynote address at Financial Times conference in New York

Hon. Jim Prentice, CIBC Vice Chairman, to deliver keynote address at Financial
                         Times conference in New York

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, March 13, 2013

Speech will focus on need for Canada need to establish itself as a world
leader in sustainable production

NEW YORK, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - CIBC (CM: TSX) (CM: NYSE) - The
Honorable Jim Prentice, P.C., Q.C., Senior Executive Vice-President and Vice
Chairman of CIBC, will deliver a keynote address on innovation in Canada's
energy sector at a Financial Times conference in News on March 13.

In his remarks, Mr. Prentice will share his view that approving the Keystone
XL pipeline is in the 'national interest' of the United States - bringing both
economic and environmental benefits.

Mr. Prentice joined CIBC in January 2011 and has responsibility for expanding
CIBC's relationships with corporate clients across Canada and abroad, and for
providing leadership on strategic initiatives to enhance CIBC's position in
the market. He joined the bank following a successful career as a lawyer,
Member of Parliament and one of the most senior Ministers in the Canadian
Government. He served variously as the Minister of Industry, the Minister of
the Environment, the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and
was the Minister responsible for major pipeline projects. He was also the
Co-Chair of the Indian Claims Commission of Canada from 1993 until 2000.

Mr. Prentice will be available for media interviews after this event.

What:    Financial Times Global Investment Series: Focus on Canada. Create,
          Innovate, Grow
Who:     Hon. Jim Prentice, P.C., Q.C., Senior Executive Vice President and
          Vice Chairman, CIBC
When:   Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 10:45 AM ET
Where:  10 on the Park (at Time Warner Center)
        60 Columbus Circle, 10th Floor
        New York, NY

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Sean Hamilton, 416-304-8456,sean.hamilton@cibc.com
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