CIBC Announces Increase to Preferred Share Issue

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TORONTO, June 2, 2014 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) today announced that as a result of strong investor demand for its previously announced domestic public offering of non-cumulative Rate Reset Class A Preferred Shares, Series 39, the size of the offering has been increased to 16 million shares. The gross proceeds of the offering will now be $400 million. The offering will be underwritten by a syndicate led by CIBC World Markets Inc. The expected closing date is June 11, 2014.

The net proceeds from this transaction will be used for general purposes of CIBC.

The securities being offered have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements.  This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or an invitation to purchase or subscribe for any securities in the United States or in any other jurisdiction where such offer is unlawful.

About CIBC

CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with nearly 11 million personal banking and business clients. Through our three major business units - Retail and Business Banking, Wealth Management and Wholesale Banking - CIBC offers a full range of products and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network, branches and offices across Canada with offices in the United States and around the world. You can find other news releases and information about CIBC in our Media Centre on our corporate website at www.cibc.com.

SOURCE: CIBC

For further information:

Investor Relations:
Alice Dunning  416-861-8870  alice.dunning@cibc.com
Jason Patchett  416-980-8691  jason.patchett@cibc.com

Investor & Financial Communications
Erica Belling   416-594-7251  erica.belling@cibc.com


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