Media Advisory - CIBC Management Proxy Circular Now Available

TORONTO, March 19, 2015 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) today announced it has filed with securities regulators and is mailing to common shareholders its 2015 Notice of Annual Meeting of Shareholders and Management Proxy Circular. The document will be available today online at www.cibc.com/ca/investor-relations/annual-reports.html.

The Management Proxy Circular contains information for shareholders about CIBC's annual meeting which is scheduled to take place on Thursday, April 23, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, at 9:30 a.m. MST, including information relating to the election of CIBC's directors, appointment of auditors and shareholder proposals. The Circular also includes information regarding a non-binding advisory vote by shareholders on CIBC's approach to executive compensation.

About CIBC
CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with 11 million personal banking and business clients. 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 2014, CIBC contributed more than $42 million to 1,780 charitable and non-profit initiatives in over 420 communities. You can find other news releases and information about CIBC in our Media Centre on our corporate website at www.cibc.com.

SOURCE CIBC - Investor Relations

For further information:

Investor Relations:
Alice Dunning, 416-861-8870, alice.dunning@cibc.com
Jason Patchett, 416-980-8691, jason.patchett@cibc.com

Investor & Financial Communications
Erica Belling, 416-594-7251, erica.belling@cibc.com


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