TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) announced today that the Toronto Stock Exchange
(TSX) has accepted notice of CIBC's intention to make a normal course
issuer bid (NCIB). On August 27, 2015, CIBC announced its intention to
seek TSX approval for a new NCIB. This approval would permit CIBC to
purchase for cancellation from time to time up to eight million common
shares, representing approximately 2% of CIBC's 397,233,748 issued and
outstanding common shares as of September 8, 2015. The average daily
trading volume for the six months ended August 31, 2015 and the maximum
amount of common shares that could be purchased each day, calculated
pursuant to the rules of the TSX for the purposes of the NCIB, were
1,078,788 and 269,697 common shares, respectively.
CIBC's purchase of common shares under a NCIB is consistent with the
bank's priority of maintaining balance sheet strength, while generating
shareholder value through a balanced capital deployment strategy.
Purchases under the bid may commence through the TSX on or after
September 18, 2015 and may also be made through alternative Canadian
trading systems and the New York Stock Exchange. The bid will be
completed upon the earlier of (i) CIBC purchasing 8 million common
shares, (ii) CIBC providing a notice of termination, or (iii) September
17, 2016. CIBC World Markets Inc. has been retained to act as
designated broker to repurchase CIBC shares pursuant to the bid under
automatic share purchase plans established periodically. Each plan
would define a prearranged set of criteria which CIBC would not vary.
The price paid for the common shares will be the market price at the
time of the purchase. The common shares purchased under the NCIB will
Over the term of the previous NCIB which commenced on September 18,
2014, CIBC did not purchase any of its common shares for cancellation.
A NOTE ABOUT FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: From time to time, we make
written or oral forward-looking statements within the meaning of
certain securities laws, including in this press release report, in
other filings with Canadian securities regulators or the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission and in other communications. These
statements include, but are not limited to, statements about our
potential normal course issuer bid purchases and about our financial
condition, priorities, targets, ongoing objectives, strategies and
outlook. Forward-looking statements are subject to inherent risks and
uncertainties that may be general or specific. A variety of factors,
many of which are beyond our control, could cause actual results to
differ materially from the expectations expressed in any of our
forward-looking statements, including general business and economic
conditions worldwide; amendments to, and interpretations of, risk-based
capital guidelines; and changes in monetary and economic policy. We do
not undertake to update any forward-looking statement except as
required by law.
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
Wholesale Banking - 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. You can find other news releases and information about CIBC in
our Media Centre on our corporate website at www.cibc.com.
SOURCE CIBC - Investor Relations
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