CIBC opens new banking centre in Belleville



    BELLEVILLE, ON, Feb. 4 /CNW/ - Today, CIBC (CM: TSX;NYSE) opens the doors
to new 5,200 square-foot full-service banking centre in Belleville on Bell
Boulevard between North Front Street and Sidney Street. This new and larger
branch replaces CIBC's existing location at North Front Street and Bell
Boulevard.
    "CIBC's new location in Belleville allows us to better serve our clients
and demonstrates our commitment to meeting the financial needs of this vibrant
community," said Sylvain Vinet, Senior Vice President, CIBC Retail Markets.
"Our new Belleville branch offers a full range of advice, service and sales
offers and the significant investment CIBC is making in Belleville allows us
to provide our clients with greater flexibility, access and choice."
    The new branch will be open six days a week and features extended
operating hours. 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 new Belleville branch is located in a developing regional shopping
centre, and features extended hours and four Automated Banking Machines
(ABMs). This new branch is part of CIBC's strategic plan to build, relocate
and expand over 70 new branches across Canada by 2011.
    CIBC already has one of the largest branch networks in Canada. Its
current network of 1,048 full service branches, combined with these new
locations, ensures a strong presence where its clients live, work and shop.
    CIBC clients also benefit from access to more than 3,800 automated bank
machines, 24/7 service over the phone and on Canada's leading online banking
site, www.cibc.com.

    CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with almost
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.
For more information about CIBC visit www.cibc.com.





For further information:

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


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