CIBC to celebrate the grand opening of spacious new Saskatoon branch with winter fun

Guests can enter to win great prizes, including a Samsung 46" LED HDTV or a $1,000 GIC; $5,000 donation to Saskatoon Public Library to mark occasion

SASKATOON, Jan. 28 /CNW/ - Tomorrow, on Saturday, January 29th, CIBC will celebrate the grand opening of its new six-day CIBC Attridge & Heal Banking Centre located at the northeast corner of Attridge Drive and Heal Avenue. The spacious new 6,750 square foot branch offers service in English, Vietnamese, Cantonese and Greek and also offers interpretive services (American Sign Language). To mark the opening, CIBC will make a $5,000 donation to the Saskatoon Public Library to go towards the Alice Turner Branch Library.

Guests at the event can enter to win great prizes, like a Samsung 46" LED HDTV or a $1,000 GIC, and enjoy chili, hot dogs, cupcakes, elephant ears, warm beverages, popcorn and cotton candy. Families can see ice sculptures, play games for prizes and take part in fun activities and entertainment, including a magician, caricaturist, face painting and balloon animals.

"We're thrilled to celebrate CIBC's long term investment in Saskatoon with our clients and the community," said Larry Tomei, CIBC's Senior Vice-President of Retail Markets for Central Canada. "This spacious new branch will provide our clients with convenient evening and Saturday hours as well as service and advice in a number of languages."

Hours of operation are:

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

The new branch is barrier free with accessibility features such as a sit down teller station and two Automated Banking Machines (ABMs) installed at wheelchair accessible height with headphone jacks for audio access and grab bars for mobility assistance. The branch also offers a drive-thru ABM for added convenience.

"Saskatoon Public Library and CIBC share a common interest of investing in our communities," said Zenon Zuzak, Director of Libraries, Saskatoon Public Library. "Alice Turner Branch Library, located near two high schools and a soccer centre, is undergoing an expansion that will result in additional public space for resources, meeting rooms and programs. CIBC's generous donation will help the library continue to deliver exceptional programs and services to youth in our communities. Thank you CIBC!"

With nearly 1,100 branches, CIBC has one of the largest branch networks in Canada, including six branches in Saskatoon. CIBC clients also benefit from access to close to 4,000 automated bank machines, and 24/7 service over the phone, through mobile banking and on Canada's leading online banking site, www.cibc.com.

CIBC (CM: TSX;NYSE) 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 www.cibc.com.

SOURCE CIBC

For further information:

Media contact: Rod Cumming, Senior Director, CIBC Communications & Public Affairs, 416-304-5567 or roderick.cumming@cibc.com.


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