Michelle L. Collins appointed to CIBC's Board of Directors

TORONTO, July 12, 2017 /CNW/ - John Manley, Chair of the Board, CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM), is pleased to announce that Michelle L. Collins has joined the CIBC Board of Directors. Ms. Collins is President of Cambium LLC, a Chicago-based business and financial advisory firm that serves small and medium-sized businesses, and she brings 30 years of experience in corporate governance, investment banking and private equity.

Ms. Collins has significant corporate board experience, having served as a director for several publicly traded companies across a wide range of industries. More recently, she has served since 2014 as an independent director for PrivateBancorp, Inc., which was acquired by CIBC on June 23, 2017. She also currently sits on the board of directors of Ulta Beauty, Inc., a leading U.S. specialty beauty products retailer, and Health Care Service Corp., the largest customer-owned health insurer in the U.S.

Ms. Collins has served on several philanthropic and non-profit boards as well, including the Erikson Institute as chairman, the Chicago Public Library Foundation, and the Museum of Science and Industry.

Ms. Collins holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard University.

About CIBC
CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with 11 million personal banking, business, public sector and institutional clients. Across Personal and Small Business Banking, Commercial Banking and Wealth Management, and Capital Markets businesses, CIBC offers a full range of advice, solutions and services through its leading digital banking network, and locations across Canada, 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/.

SOURCE CIBC - Corporate

For further information: Caroline Van Hasselt, Director, Public Relations, 416-784-6699 or caroline.vanhasselt@cibc.com.

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