/R E P E A T -- MEDIA ADVISORY - Hon. Jim Prentice, CIBC Vice Chairman, to speak at International LNG Conference in British Columbia/

Speech will focus on the issues facing the Liquefied Natural Gas market

VANCOUVER, Feb. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX) (CM: NYSE) - The Honourable Jim Prentice, P.C., Q.C., Senior Executive Vice-President and Vice Chairman of CIBC, will be the evening keynote speaker at the International LNG Conference on February 25.

In his remarks, Mr. Prentice will discuss what he believes are the key issues that need to be addressed to ensure Canada and British Columbia's success in the Liquefied Natural Gas market.

Mr. Prentice joined CIBC in January 2011 and has responsibility for expanding CIBC's relationships with corporate clients across Canada and abroad, and for providing leadership on strategic initiatives to enhance CIBC's position in the market. He joined the bank following a successful career as a lawyer, Member of Parliament and one of the most senior Ministers in the Canadian Government. He served variously as the Minister of Industry, the Minister of the Environment, the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and was the Minister responsible for major pipeline projects. He was also the Co-Chair of the Indian Claims Commission of Canada from 1993 until 2000.

Mr. Prentice will be available for media interviews after this event.

What Remarks to the International LNG Conference
Who:        Hon. Jim Prentice, P.C., Q.C., Senior Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman, CIBC
When:      Monday, February 25, 2013, 6:30 PM PT
Where:    

Vancouver Convention Centre - West
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC

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SOURCE: CIBC

For further information:

Sean Hamilton, (416) 304-8456 or sean.hamilton@cibc.ca