CIBC celebrates the grand opening of new six day banking centre in Orléans with holiday fun

Guests can enter to win a Toshiba laptop prize-pack or a $1,000 GIC; kids can have their photo taken with Santa

ORLÉANS, ON, Dec. 4 /CNW/ - Tomorrow, CIBC will celebrate the grand opening of its new six day 7,500 square-foot banking centre in Orléans at the southwest corner of Innes Road and Belcourt Boulevard with holiday-themed food and fun. The new branch, which offers service in English and French, has replaced CIBC's Orléans Gardens location.

Guests at the event can enter to win great prizes like a laptop prize-pack including a Toshiba Laptop, HP Photosmart printer and an Apple iPod Shuffle or a $1,000 GIC. Kids can have their photo taken with Santa Claus and meet Dora the Explorer(TM)* and there will also be a face painter and a DJ, as well as a barbecue, refreshments and holiday treats.

"We're happy to celebrate both the holidays and the grand opening of our new Innes Road location with our clients and the community today," said Sylvain Vinet, CIBC's Senior Vice-President of Retail Markets for Eastern Canada. "Our new state-of-the-art banking centre will allow us to provide even more of the exceptional service our clients in Orleans have come to expect from CIBC."

The hours of operation are:

Monday - Wednesday:  9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Thursday - Friday:   9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Saturday:            9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The branch is fully accessible, including three Automated Banking Machines (ABMs) all installed at wheelchair accessible height and offering headphone jacks for audio access; grab bars for mobility assistance; and brighter lighting, plus a 24-hour drive-thru ABM for added convenience.

The CIBC Innes & Belcourt Banking Centre is the second new CIBC branch to open in the National Capital Region. In April, CIBC opened a new banking centre in the Ottawa Train Yards. With 1069 branches, CIBC has one of the largest branch networks in Canada, including 20 branches in the National Capital Region.

CIBC clients also benefit from access to more than 3,800 ABMs, and 24/7 service over the phone and on Canada's leading online banking site, www.cibc.com.

CIBC (CM: TSX;NYSE) is a leading North American financial institution with nearly 11 million 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, in the United States and around the world. You can find other news releases and information about CIBC in our Press Centre on our corporate website at www.cibc.com.

* A costumed character (C) 2009 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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