CIBC's 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report and Public Accountability Statement now available

CIBC's 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report and Public Accountability 
Statement now available 
TORONTO, March 10, 2014 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX:CM) (NYSE:CM) announced today that 
its 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report and Public Accountability Statement, 
summarizing its commitment to stakeholders and highlighting the activities it 
is undertaking to enhance its economic, environmental, social and governance 
impacts is now available online at 
"For CIBC, corporate responsibility is integral to the way we think about and 
manage our business," said Sharon Mathers, Senior Vice-President, 
Communications and Public Affairs. "We recognize that the long-term success 
and viability of CIBC is closely linked to the confidence and trust our 
clients and stakeholders have in our organization." 
"We invested more than $41 million this past year to support many charitable 
organizations across Canada. In addition to this, as title sponsor of the 
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, Team CIBC helped 
raise $27 million through the 2013 event. Furthermore our employees and the 
bank gave a record $11.1 million to the 2012 United Way campaign, and raised a 
record $4.5 million for the 2012 CIBC Miracle Day in support of children's 
charities. Through their personal commitments of time and money, our employees 
have helped CIBC make a real difference in our communities," said Ms. Mathers. 
CIBC demonstrates environmental responsibility with ongoing initiatives to 
minimize its impact on the environment, to promote environmental stewardship 
practices and to support strategically aligned environmental organizations. 
And, CIBC's corporate values of Trust, Teamwork and Accountability guides 
CIBC's commitment to good governance - doing the right thing and acting with 
CIBC's benchmarks for measuring progress are the international indices that 
assess corporate responsibility efforts. The Dow Jones Sustainability Index, 
FTSE4Good and Jantzi Social Index are three such indices. CIBC is proud to be 
longstanding constituents of each. 
CIBC continues to report on its corporate responsibility performance through 
an economic, environmental, social and governance (EESG) framework. Our focus 
at CIBC continues to be providing accessible and affordable banking to 
Canadians, advancing the goals of small business, creating an environment 
where all employees can excel, making a real difference in our communities, 
and protecting our environment. 
CIBC is proud to be recognized as: 

        --  The strongest bank in Canada and North America and the
            third-strongest bank in the world by Bloomberg Markets
        --  One of Canada's Top 100 Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc.;
        --  One of Canada's Best Workplaces by the Great Place to Work®
            Institute; and
        --  One of Canada's Best 50 Corporate Citizens by Corporate

Printed copies of the report can be obtained upon request by email at

About CIBC

CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with 11 million 
personal banking and business clients. 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 2013, CIBC contributed more than $41 
million to 1,870 charitable and non-profit initiatives in over 430 
communities. You can find other news releases and information about CIBC in 
our Media Centre on our corporate website at

Erica Belling, Communications & Public Affairs (416) 594-7251 
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