TORONTO, Nov. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) announced today
it is donating $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to assist with relief
efforts in the Philippines, following the devastation caused by the
"The typhoon in the Philippines has caused widespread destruction and is
having a tragic impact on people and families," said Larry Tomei,
Senior Vice President, National Sales and Service, CIBC. "In the wake
of the storm, we are joining our clients and employees in supporting
urgently needed relief efforts through the Canadian Red Cross."
This week, CIBC branches across the country will also be joining the
relief effort by accepting donations from clients on behalf of the
Canadian Red Cross.
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 Kids, Cures and
Community, 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 2012, CIBC group of
companies contributed more than $38 million to charitable and
non-profit initiatives in Canada to support national, regional and
local organizations. To learn more, visit www.cibc.com.
For further information:
Media contact: Geoff Dillon, Senior Director, CIBC, at 416-309-3266, firstname.lastname@example.org