CIBC comments on Aimia press release

TORONTO, June 27, 2013 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) today commented on 
the press release issued by Aimia: 

    --  As we have commented previously, our objective is to have the
        market leading travel card in Canada for our clients either
        through the revitalization of the Aeroplan partnership or
        through the launch of our own proprietary card offer.
    --  In keeping with our contractual rights including our right of
        first refusal as the incumbent issuer, and notwithstanding that
        the notice provided by Aimia has been presented in a way that
        is inconsistent with our understanding of our rights, we are in
        the process of reviewing the proposed terms provided by Aimia
        to see if our objective can be achieved through a renewal of
        our agreement.
    --  In the meantime, it is business as usual for our clients who
        continue to earn rewards on their CIBC Aeroplan card.

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CO: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
ST: Ontario

-0- Jun/27/2013 11:10 GMT

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