CIBC Mellon Names Darlene Claes-McKinnon to Role of Relationship Executive, Relationship Management in Atlantic Canada

Expansion of relationship management team in keeping with company's commitment to deliver exceptional client service

TORONTO, Jan. 12, 2017 /CNW/ - CIBC Mellon, a Canadian leader in asset servicing, today announced that Darlene Claes-McKinnon has been appointed to Relationship Executive, Relationship Management. Darlene is responsible for providing high-quality client relationship management for pension, investment fund, insurance, corporate and other Canadian institutional investors in the Atlantic region.

"Darlene has more than 20 years of experience working with many of Atlantic Canada's leading institutional investors and we are pleased to welcome her," said Steven Wolff, President and CEO, CIBC Mellon. "I am confident that Darlene's appointment will help deliver on CIBC Mellon's commitment to the region and her extensive experience will reinforce the strong client service we deliver."

"I am excited to join the company and work collaboratively with clients, providing a client-centric service experience for CIBC Mellon clients in the Atlantic region," said Darlene Claes-McKinnon, Relationship Executive, CIBC Mellon. "I look forward to taking on this new role and continuing CIBC Mellon's commitment of service excellence."

Darlene has held progressively senior roles over her career in asset servicing with a continued focus on client care. She will be reporting to Tim Rourke, Vice President, Relationship Management and Pension Practice Lead at CIBC Mellon.

About CIBC Mellon
CIBC Mellon is a Canadian company exclusively focused on the investment servicing needs of Canadian institutional investors and international institutional investors into Canada. Founded in 1996, CIBC Mellon is 50-50 jointly owned by The Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). CIBC Mellon's investment servicing solutions for institutions and corporations are provided in close collaboration with our parent companies, and include custody, multicurrency accounting, fund administration, recordkeeping, pension services, exchange-traded fund services, securities lending services, foreign exchange processing and settlement, and treasury services. As at September 30, 2016, CIBC Mellon had more than C$1.7 trillion of assets under administration on behalf of banks, pension funds, investment funds, corporations, governments, insurance companies, foreign insurance trusts, foundations and global financial institutions whose clients invest in Canada. CIBC Mellon is part of the BNY Mellon network, which as at September 30, 2016 had US$30.5 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration. CIBC Mellon is a licensed user of the CIBC trade-mark and certain BNY Mellon trade-marks, is the corporate brand of CIBC Mellon Global Securities Services Company and CIBC Mellon Trust Company, and may be used as a generic term to refer to either or both companies.

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