CIBC makes $20,000 donation to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation

Donation to help provide healthcare equipment and support emergency department expansion

NANAIMO, BC, April 29 /CNW/ - Today, CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) presented a $20,000 donation to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation at the bank's Port Place Banking Centre.

"CIBC is committed to supporting causes that matter to our clients, our employees and our communities," said Mike Stevenson CIBC Senior Vice-President, Western Canada. "We aim to make a difference in communities through corporate donations supporting initiatives like the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation. CIBC is committed to investing in the social and economic development of communities, like Nanaimo, across the country."

"We are deeply grateful for CIBC's investment in the health and well-being of Nanaimo and our Central Island Communities," said Maeve O'Byrne, President, Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation. "This donation will ensure that Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation can continue to purchase life saving equipment for the Emergency Department expansion and meet the needs of our growing community."

CIBC is committed to supporting causes that matter to our clients, employees and our communities. We aim to make a difference in communities through corporate donations, sponsorships and the volunteer spirit of employees. With a strategic focus on youth, education and health, and employee commitment to causes including the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, the CIBC Children's Foundation and United Way, we are investing in the social and economic development of communities across the country. In 2010, $33.7 million was contributed through the CIBC group of companies to charitable and non-profit initiatives in Canada, supporting a wide variety of national, regional and local organizations. To learn more, visit www.communitymatters.cibc.com.

SOURCE CIBC

For further information: Joan Peters at 416-980-5505 or joan.peters@cibc.com


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