Pink Ribbon Products Arrive in CIBC Branches Across Canada



    100 per cent Net Funds Raised go to Helping Create a Future Without
    Breast Cancer

    TORONTO, June 19 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX;NYSE) today unveiled the 2008 line
of pink ribbon products, available to the public in support of the Canadian
Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure. This year's pink ribbon
products include:

    
    -   Necklaces
    -   Bank card protectors
    -   Dog leashes
    -   Car magnets
    -   Pink ribbon socks
    -   Playing cards(*)
    

    "CIBC has thousands of employees across Canada who volunteer their time
and energy in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for
the Cure," said Sonia Baxendale, Senior Executive Vice-President, Retail
Markets, CIBC. "Last year, through the generosity of our clients, employees
and the general public, $1.2 million in donations was raised through the pink
ribbon campaign. We are looking forward to kick starting fundraising
activities for the 2008 Run with the arrival of this year's products in our
branches."
    "CIBC continues to be a champion of the cause with new and exciting
fundraising initiatives each year. From their dedicated branch staff to their
senior management team, CIBC is a corporation that is making a difference."
Mark Hierlihy, Director of Development, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation,
National Office.
    The products will be available at CIBC branches starting mid-June,
excluding branches in the Yukon and North West Territories. Quantities are
limited and available only while supplies last. (*)Note that the playing cards
will be available mid-July.

    About the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure

    The Run is the country's premier fundraising event dedicated to help
create a future without breast cancer. In 2007, more than 170,000 participants
raised over $27 million for the cause. The 2008 Run will take place on Sunday,
October 5th. It is an extraordinary single-day experience that will connect
Canadians in 55 communities all across the country to raise millions of
dollars to fund innovative and relevant breast cancer research, education, and
awareness programs in the communities where they live.

    About CIBC

    CIBC is committed to supporting causes that matter to our clients, our
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 youth, education and health, and employee
commitment to causes including the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run
for the Cure, United Way and the CIBC World Markets Children's Miracle
Foundation, we are investing in the social and economic development of
communities across the country. In 2007, CIBC group of companies contributed
more than $36 million worldwide to charitable organizations and community
initiatives. Of this, $27 million was invested in Canada to support national
regional and local organizations. To learn more, visit www.cibc.com/pas

    About the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

    The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading national
volunteer-based organization dedicated to creating a future without breast
cancer. The Foundation works collaboratively to fund, support, and advocate
for: relevant and innovative breast cancer research; meaningful education and
awareness programs; early diagnosis and effective treatment; and a positive
quality of life for those living with breast cancer. For more information
visit www.cbcf.org.





For further information:

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


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