CIBC pink products surpass $1 million mark

    Pink products still available in CIBC branches in support of the Canadian
    Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure on Sunday, October 5

    TORONTO, Oct. 2 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX; NYSE) is pleased to announce that
proceeds from its pink products have reached $1 million, just two weeks after
reaching the $500,000 mark. Thanks to the generosity of CIBC clients and
employees across Canada, pink necklaces, bank card protectors, dog leashes,
car magnets, socks, playing cards and pink M&M's chocolate candies have been
chalking up more than $30,000 a day to help create a future without breast
    One hundred per cent of net proceeds will go to the Canadian Breast
Cancer Foundation to support breast cancer research, education and awareness
    "Our clients and employees continue to demonstrate their commitment to
creating a future without breast cancer and the Canadian Breast Cancer
Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure," said Sonia Baxendale, Senior Executive
Vice-President, CIBC Retail Markets. "We are thrilled with the results of our
pink products this year, and we encourage everyone to continue to fundraise
and get involved in this year's Run. With less than a week to go, there's
still time to make a difference."

    About the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure

    The Run is the country's premier fundraising event dedicated to creating
a future without breast cancer. The 2008 Run on Sunday, October 5 will connect
170,000 Canadians in 55 communities all across the country. The Foundation
hopes to surpass last year's $27 million to fund innovative and relevant
breast cancer research, education, and awareness programs.

    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 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

    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,

For further information:

For further information: Doug Maybee, Director, CIBC External
Communications & Media Relations, (416) 980-7458,

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