CIBC announces $300,000 donation for The Calgary John Howard Society to mark grand opening of Private Wealth Management branch

CIBC announces $300,000 donation for The Calgary John Howard Society to mark 
grand opening of Private Wealth Management branch in Calgary 
Expanded branch brings together private wealth management services at CIBC 
Bankers Hall, reflecting wealth creation in Alberta, Canada's fastest-growing 
CALGARY, March 18, 2014 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX) (CM: NYSE) is pleased to 
announce a $300,000 donation to The Calgary John Howard Society to mark the 
grand opening of its recently expanded Private Wealth Management branch. 
The donation will support the construction of the Calgary John Howard 
Society's Bedford House, a residence for individuals, including young people 
returning to the community from correctional facilities. 
"We hope to make a difference with this donation by helping individuals, 
especially young Canadians, who are at a significant turning point in their 
lives," says The Honorable Jim Prentice, P.C., Q.C., Senior Executive 
Vice-President and Vice Chairman, CIBC. "CIBC recognizes the importance of 
giving back to our communities in ways that matter, and in particular, in ways 
that support Canada's youth to ensure they receive the help and resources they 
need to succeed in life." 
Bedford House is part of the RESOLVE Campaign to provide affordable housing in 
Calgary, a first-in-Canada collaboration of nine homeless-serving agencies. 
"CIBC's generous donation brings us closer to breaking ground on Bedford 
House, a place where residents will be supported and encouraged to move 
forward," says Gord Sand, Executive Director of The Calgary John Howard 
Society. "We approach community safety by housing youth and adults at risk of 
cycling between crime and homelessness. We feel privileged to be a partner in 
the RESOLVE Campaign." 
The donation will be unveiled today at an event showcasing the CIBC Private 
Wealth Management branch in Calgary. 
The branch, located at CIBC Bankers Hall at 855, 2(nd) Street SW, brings 
together in one central location the full suite of CIBC services, including 
private banking and credit management, investment counseling, financial 
planning, and executor and trustee services. 
In 2013, CIBC contributed more than $41 million nationally to over 1,870 
organizations in 430 communities, with 170 of these organizations based in 
About CIBC 
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personal banking and business clients. CIBC offers a full range of products 
and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network, branches 
and offices across Canada, and has offices in the United States and around the 
world. You can find other news releases and information about CIBC in our 
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