CIBC wins multiple awards for Project Finance Deals of 2013

 TORONTO, April 28, 2014 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX) (CM: NYSE) has been recognized  with five project finance awards by Project Finance Magazine and Project  Finance International Magazine for lending deals completed in 2013.  Project Finance Magazine Deal of the Year Awards recognizes firms for their  innovation, deal repeatability, best practice, problem solving, risk  mitigation, value for money and speed of delivery in the financing of  infrastructure projects. This year, CIBC received:            --  North American Midstream Oil & Gas Deal of the Year for Sabine             Pass, a natural gas liquefaction ("LNG") facility in Louisiana;             and         --  North American Solar Deal of the Year for Solar Star, the             funding unit for two solar photovoltaic power generating             facilities in California.   Project Finance International (PFI) Magazine Awards represents the key  industry benchmark for firms involved in the financings of projects around the  world. This year, CIBC received:         --  PPP Deal of the Year for Sydney Convention Centre;         --  Deal of the Year for Sabine Pass Liquefaction 3 & 4 project;             and         --  Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Corporate Deal of the             Year for Arqiva, a critical telecommunications infrastructure             provider..   "These awards showcase the depth of knowledge and expertise that our  infrastructure and project finance team brings to our clients globally," said  Laurie Mahon, Global Head of CIBC's Infrastructure Finance group.  "Our  clients can count on getting excellent execution and value-added advice on  complex infrastructure financings to help them grow, and these awards  illustrate our continued success on that front."  CIBC is a leading global lender to infrastructure acquisitions, public private  partnerships (P3s) and project financings, including pipelines, renewable  power projects, schools, hospitals, courthouses, rail projects, highways and  bridges. For more information on the awards, visit Project Finance Magazine  and PFI Magazine.  CIBC's wholesale banking business provides a range of integrated credit and  capital markets products, and investment banking to clients in key financial  markets in North America and around the world. We provide innovative capital  solutions and advisory expertise across a wide range of industries as well as  top-ranked research for our corporate, government and institutional clients.    SOURCE  CIBC World Markets  Tom Wallis, Communications and Public Affairs at  416-980-4048,tom.wallis@cibc.com.  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2014/28/c5438.html  CO: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce ST: Ontario NI: FIN ENT