CIBC's Sandy Sharman named one of Canada's Most Powerful Women

TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2016 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) would like to congratulate Sandy Sharman, Executive Vice-President and Chief Human Resources Officer, for her recognition by the Women's Executive Network (WXN) as one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women.

Ms. Sharman's dedication and commitment to the advancement of women in leadership is putting the creation of diverse and inclusive teams at the heart of CIBC's corporate culture.

"Sandy is an exceptional leader. She has deep knowledge and expertise, and is a respected and trusted advisor for our bank," said Victor Dodig, President & CEO, CIBC. "Sandy has a tremendous ability to get to the point of an issue and provide frank and strategic insight. Since taking on the leadership of our HR team, she has made significant contributions to the evolution of our culture, diversity and inclusion, and our bank's transformation. She is very deserving of this recognition and I'm very proud to have her as part of our team."

CIBC celebrates and values the different perspectives and experiences of each member of the team. Having women in senior leadership roles and having a diverse and inclusive team will enable CIBC to deepen client relationships, bring the best ideas forward, and ultimately, help us build a strong, innovative and relationship-oriented bank that delivers enduring value for our shareholders. 

Ms. Sharman joins two other CIBC executives, Laura Dottori-Attanasio, Senior Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer, and Christina Kramer, Executive Vice-President of Retail Distribution and Channel Strategy, in receiving this award. Both Ms. Dottori-Attanasio and Ms. Kramer are members of WXN's Hall of Fame.

The awards celebrate the professional achievements of strong female leaders across Canada in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. They are presented to remarkable women in nine different categories. The Top 100 women are chosen by an independent advisory board. A complete list of recipients is available on the Women's Executive Network website.

About CIBC
CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with 11 million personal banking and business clients. Through our three major business units - Retail and Business Banking, Wealth Management and Capital Markets - 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. Ongoing news releases and more information about CIBC can be found at www.cibc.com/ca/media-centre/ or by following on Twitter @CIBC, Facebook (www.facebook.com/CIBC) and Instagram @CIBCNow.

SOURCE CIBC

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For further information: Olga Petrycki, Director, Public Relations, CIBC, olga.petrycki@cibc.com or 416-306-9760

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