CIBC celebrates grand opening of Quartier DIX30 branch with $100,000 donation to Mental Illness Foundation

    Boxing champion Eric Lucas signing photos; clients can win a barbecue,
    Nintendo Wii and more

    MONTREAL, June 6 /CNW/ - Today, CIBC celebrates the opening of its new
585 square-metre branch on Boulevard Leduc in Brossard's urban lifestyle
centre, Quartier DIX30, a vast 61-hectare complex of stores, restaurants and
leisure facilities. The new, full-service branch features extended hours,
including evening and Saturday hours, as well as service in French, English,
Russian, Ukrainian, Spanish and Creole.
    To mark the occasion, CIBC will make a donation of $100,000 to the Mental
Illness Foundation, an organization dedicated to the prevention of mental
illnesses. Focused on informing the public and raising awareness, the Mental
Illness Foundation works to promote the early detection of mental illnesses in
order to decrease human suffering as well as the social and economic tolls
these illnesses can take.
    Montreal former world champion boxer, Eric Lucas, will also be on site to
meet fans and sign photos for guests who can enter to win a Broil King
barbecue, one of two Nintendo Wii console systems or a $400 spa gift
certificate. There will also be a barbecue, fun activities for families and a
variety of special offers and promotions for clients.
    "Our team here is thrilled to offer CIBC's full range of products and
advisory solutions to clients in this large, state-of-the-art branch in a
variety of languages," said Sylvain Vinet, Senior Vice-President, CIBC Retail
Markets, Eastern Canada. "At CIBC, we have a long and proud history of giving
to organizations that promote the health and well-being of Canadians. We are
pleased to be contributing to the Mental Illness Foundation today in support
of their ongoing efforts to raise awareness and demystify taboos surrounding
mental illness issues in Quebec."
    "Mental illness touches the lives of so many loved ones and CIBC's
contribution is a significant investment towards preventing mental illness in
Quebec," said Dr. Martin Tremblay, Chair of the Board of Directors for the
Quebec Mental Illness Foundation.

    The hours of operation are:

    Monday - Tuesday:        9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Wednesday - Thursday:    9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Friday - Saturday:       9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    The branch is fully accessible, including three Automated Banking
Machines (ABMs) installed at wheelchair accessible height with headphone jacks
for audio access; grab bars for mobility assistance; and brighter lighting,
plus a 24 hour drive-thru ABM for added convenience.
    CIBC currently has 56 branches in the Montreal area. A second new branch
is scheduled to open on the South Shore in fall 2009 at Highways 15 and 30 in
    With 1058 branches, CIBC clients have access to one of the largest branch
networks in Canada. In addition to CIBC's convenient hours, including evening,
Saturday and Sunday hours at select locations, CIBC clients also benefit from
access to more than 3,700 automated bank machines, 24/7 service over the phone
and on Canada's leading online banking site,

    CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with nearly 11
million personal banking and business clients. CIBC offers a full range of
products and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network,
branches and offices across Canada, and has offices in the United States and
around the world. You can find other news releases and information about CIBC
in our Press Centre on our corporate website at

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