CIBC announces $50,000 donation to assist victims of the Lac-Mégantic explosion

CIBC announces $50,000 donation to assist victims of the Lac-Mégantic 
explosion 
MONTRÉAL, July 8, 2013 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) announced today it 
is donating $50,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help relief efforts following 
the train explosion in Lac-Mégantic 
"We are saddened by the devastation caused by the train explosion," said 
Sylvain Vinet, CIBC's Region Head for Québec. "The community needs our 
assistance to cope with this tragedy and rebuild the town. We are joining our 
clients, employees and others across the country to support the relief efforts 
of the Canadian Red Cross in caring for those impacted and supporting the long 
term recovery" 
CIBC's branches across the country will also be joining in the relief effort 
by collecting donations for the Canadian Red Cross. 
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 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 2012, CIBC 
group of companies contributed more than $38 million to charitable and 
non-profit initiatives in Canada to support national, regional and local 
organizations. To learn more, visit www.cibc.com. 
Kevin Dove, Head of External Communications at 
416-980-8835,kevin.dove@cibc.ca. 
SOURCE: CIBC 
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CO: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
ST: Quebec
NI: FIN  
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