MEDIA ADVISORY - Richmond Hill grade 10 student earns CIBC YouthvisionTM Scholarship

Recipient "pays it forward" through volunteerism.

RICHMOND HILL, ON, June 25, 2012 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX) (CM: NYSE) Grade 10 student, Shadi Mousavi Nia, will be awarded with his CIBC Youthvision Scholarship on June 28.

The Youthvision Scholarship includes up to six summer internships through the YMCA beginning right after Grade 10 and up to $4000 in tuition annually for four years. Winners also receive ongoing mentoring from either Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada or YMCA until they graduate from university or college. In addition, winners take part in a CIBC Money Smarts for Students Seminar to help her shape her financial future as she prepares to head off to college or university.

In addition to the scholarship, Shadi is also awarded The Neil Morgan Volunteer Award which is presented to the student who has made the most significant contribution to community volunteerism.

Photo and Interview Opportunity:

What:     CIBC Youthvision Scholarship Presentation
When:    June 28, 2012
Time:     10:30 am to 11:30 am
Where:   CIBC Yong and Bloor Banking Centre 2 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Who:    All Recipients and their families
    CIBC representatives
    Big Brother Big Sister representatives

CIBC is committed to supporting causes that matter to our clients, our 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 2011, CIBC group of companies contributed approximately $35 million to charitable and non-profit initiatives in Canada to support national, regional and local organizations. To learn more, visit www.cibc.com or www.cibc.com/youthvision

Tweet: #cibcyouthvision @cibccommunity

SOURCE CIBC

For further information:

For more information and to interview the scholarship winner, Big Brother Big Sister representative, or CIBC representative, please contact:

Sean Hamilton, Director, External Communications & Media Relations
sean.hamilton@cibc.com | T 416-304-8456

Renae Addis, Senior Manager, Community Investment
renae.addis@cibc.com l T 416 -780-5513


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