Team CIBC offers community support after Fort McMurray branches reopen

Water, snacks and more supplies for clients at branches, with healthy food available for free at the Wood Buffalo Food Bank

FORT MCMURRAY, AB, June 3, 2016 /CNW/ - Team CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) is pitching in to help make the transition home easier for clients after the re-opening of its two Banking Centres this week.

Both branches have bottled water and snacks, as well as supplies of hand sanitizers and air pollution masks to give out.

CIBC has also been working with the Alberta Food Banks. Together, with its employees, Team CIBC donated nearly $400,000 to support an emergency food drive. To help the people of Fort McMurray refill their fridges and restock their cupboards with healthy food, CIBC encourages residents to visit the Wood Buffalo Food Bank when it reopens. Follow @WBFoodBank to keep apprised of updates.

"We've been part of the community for 52 years and we are here to help Fort McMurray recover and rebuild," said Tom Weber, Senior Vice President and Region Head, Alberta, CIBC. "In times of need, we have a strong tradition of pulling together."

The branches are open from 12-5 p.m. through Sunday, and will resume normal business hours on June 6. To support our clients with any financial questions upon their return home, both branches will also open on Sunday, June 12 from 12-5 p.m. In addition, clients are invited to call 1-877-454-9030 to discuss their specific financial concerns.

Branch Locations:

CIBC Fort McMurray Banking Centre
8553 Manning Ave.

CIBC Stoneycreek Village Banking Centre
104 Riverstone Ridge

The branches had been closed since wildfires in the community prompted an evacuation order on May 4.  

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 Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Image with caption: "(From left) John Mbirimujo, general manager Cecily Clarke, Maria Umbalin, Gaye King and Hillwie Fayad fill client care packages at the CIBC Fort McMurray Banking Centre. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Codie McLachlan (CNW Group/Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160603_C2857_PHOTO_EN_706123.jpg

Image with caption: "CIBC general manager Cecily Clarke, left, and Gaye King fill client care packages at the Fort McMurray Banking Centre on Friday, June 3, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Codie McLachlan (CNW Group/Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160603_C2857_PHOTO_EN_706125.jpg

For further information: Caroline Van Hasselt, Director, External Communications and Media Relations, at (416) 784-6699, caroline.vanhasselt@cibc.com

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