Three of CIBC's Senior Executives among Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada


    TORONTO, Nov. 25 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX;NYSE) today announced that three
senior women executives of the bank are included in the Women's Executive
Network's 6th annual listing of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada. The
listing honours the accomplishments of women in eight categories and all
fields of endeavor.

    The three CIBC executives among the recipients in the Corporate Category
are:-   Sonia Baxendale, Senior Executive Vice-President, Retail Markets;
    -   Christina Kramer, Executive Vice-President, Retail Distribution; and
    -   Jackie Moss, Executive Vice-President, Human Resources."On behalf of everyone at CIBC, I want to congratulate Sonia, Jackie and
Christina on being formally recognized by the Women's Executive Network for
their leadership at the bank and for their involvement in the community," said
Gerry McCaughey, CIBC's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Nearly 70 per
cent of CIBC's employees are women. We are proud of their contribution to our
clients and communities across Canada."
    Over the past five years, CIBC has invested more than $5.5 million in
organizations that support Canadian women and girls.
    The 100 honorees are chosen by an independent advisory board under the
leadership of The Women's Executive Network. All of the recipients are
featured in a special section of today's Globe and Mail and were honoured at a
luncheon in downtown Toronto. A complete list of recipients can also be found
on the Women's Executive Network website at http://www.wxnetwork.com/.

    CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with nearly 11
million personal and business clients. CIBC offers a full range of products
and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network, branches
and offices across Canada, in the United States and around the world. For more
information about CIBC visit www.cibc.com.



For further information: Doug Maybee, Director, External Communications
and Media Relations, CIBC, Tel: (416) 980-7458, doug.maybee@cibc.com