The CIBC Pink Collection(TM) has arrived in CIBC branches across Canada

    All net proceeds raised go to helping create a future without breast

    TORONTO, June 19 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX;NYSE) today unveiled the 2009 line
of pink ribbon products, available to the public in support of the Canadian
Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure. More details and branch
locations are available at The 2009 CIBC Pink
Collection(TM) includes the following assortment of products:

    -   Stainless steel water bottle
    -   Pink wallet
    -   Black dog leash
    -   Black dog collar
    -   3M pink flag pen
    -   Premium chocolate bars
    -   Fold up eco bag (available mid-July)

    "CIBC has thousands of employees across Canada who volunteer their time
and energy in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for
the Cure," said Sonia Baxendale, Senior Executive Vice-President and
President, Retail Markets, CIBC. "Last year, through the generosity of our
clients, employees and the general public, more than $1.6 million was raised
through contributions from our pink product campaign and fundraising events.
We are looking forward to kick starting fundraising activities for the 2009
Run with the arrival of this year's products in our branches."
    "CIBC has demonstrated a significant commitment to the breast cancer
cause through its partnership with the Foundation over the past 16 years. The
pink ribbon products have the overwhelming support of CIBC employees who not
only promote the products to CIBC clients, but take on important volunteer and
fundraising roles to ensure the year over year success of the Run," said
Cheryl Hodder, Chair, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation National Board of
    The products will be available at CIBC branches starting today, excluding
branches in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Quantities are limited and
available only while supplies last.

    About the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure

    The Run is Canada's premier fundraising event dedicated help create a
future without breast cancer. In 2008, more than 170,000 participants raised
over $28.5 million for the cause. The 2009 Run will take place on Sunday,
October 4. It is an extraordinary single-day experience that will connect
Canadians in 56 communities all across the country to raise millions of
dollars to fund innovative and relevant breast cancer research, education, and
awareness programs in the communities where they live.

    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 Children's Foundation, we are investing
in the social and economic development of communities across the country. In
2008, 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, External Communications
and Media Relations, CIBC, Tel: (416) 980-7458,

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