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;
        --  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;
        --  Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Corporate Deal of the
            Year for Arqiva, a critical telecommunications infrastructure

"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 
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