BRIDGETOWN, MIAMI and TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2017 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) is donating US$450,000 to support organizations providing humanitarian relief in areas impacted by Hurricane Irma. The funds, which include a donation through CIBC FirstCaribbean's ComTrust Foundation, will be distributed through the Red Cross and other local relief agencies.
"Hurricane Irma has had a devastating impact on the islands in the northern Caribbean, particularly the British Virgin Islands, St. Maarten, Anguilla, and Grand Turk," said Gary Brown, CEO, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank. "We stand by our colleagues and clients during this difficult time, and are committed to working closely with our clients, colleagues, and communities to recover and rebuild. The road to recovery in some of the hardest hit areas will be long, but we will help each other through it."
In total, seven islands where CIBC FirstCaribbean has operations - the British Virgin Islands, St. Maarten, Anguilla, Turks and Caicos, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, and St. Kitts and Nevis - were affected by the storm. Operations have restarted in all but two of the islands, St. Maarten and Anguilla, and the bank is working closely with its employees and clients as recovery efforts begin.
CIBC FirstCaribbean has approximately 3,000 employees in 17 countries in the Caribbean. The PrivateBank and CIBC Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management also have offices in Florida, which have been impacted.
To make a donation to the Hurricane Irma relief fund, please visit the Canadian Red Cross website or the American Red Cross website.
About CIBC FirstCaribbean
CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank is a relationship-bank offering a full range of market-leading financial services through our Corporate and Investment Banking, Retail, Business & International Banking and Wealth Management segments. We are located in 17 countries around the Caribbean, providing the banking services through approximately 3,000 employees, in 80 branches and offices. CIBC FirstCaribbean is a member of the CIBC Group of Companies. For more information about CIBC FirstCaribbean, visit www.cibcfcib.com.
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/en/about-cibc/media-centre.html.
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