Wendel Clark and CIBC to celebrate the grand opening of new seven-day branch in Brampton

    $5000 donation to Boys and Girls Club of Peel to mark the occasion;
    guests can enter a draw to win a TV, barbecue or a signed Wendel Clark

    BRAMPTON, ON, June 12 /CNW/ - Tomorrow, Toronto hockey legend and former
team captain Wendel Clark will help celebrate the grand opening of CIBC's new
6,100 square-foot branch at the southwest corner of Bovaird Drive and Airport
Road in Brampton. The new branch, Brampton's first seven-day full-service
banking centre offers clients service in a variety of languages, including
English, French, Tibetan, Sinhalese, Tamil, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.
    Guests at the event will have a chance to meet Wendel Clark at a photo
signing and can enjoy a performance and interactive dance session by Puja Amin
and the Sanskriti Arts Ensemble. There will also be a draw to win a 32"
Samsung LCD TV, a Grill Chef barbecue or a signed and framed Wendel Clark
hockey jersey.
    "We're thrilled to expand within Brampton to better serve our clients and
offer them CIBC's full range of financial products and advisory solutions in a
large, modern, full service facility," said Larry Tomei, Senior
Vice-President, CIBC Retail Markets, Central Ontario. "Our extended hours,
including Sunday banking, offer our clients the flexibility to conveniently
fit banking into their schedules."
    To mark the occasion CIBC will make a $5000 donation the Boys & Girls
Club of Peel with funding going towards Breakfast for Kids, a non-profit
organization in Peel that operates over 120 breakfast and snack programs in
Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.
    "It is through the support of companies like CIBC that we are able to
start new student nutrition programs," said Debbie Smith, Executive Director
of the Boys and Girls Club of Peel. "Our breakfast and snack programs fill a
vital need in the community and we sincerely appreciate the generosity of CIBC
and applaud their commitment to eliminating child hunger in our shared

    The 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.
    Sunday:                  noon - 4 p.m.

    The new CIBC Bovaird & Airport Banking Centre is fully accessible,
including three Automated Banking Machines (ABMs) installed at wheelchair
accessible height with headphone jacks for audio access; grab bars for
mobility assistance; and brighter lighting, plus a 24-hour drive-thru ABM for
added convenience.
    With 1058 branches, CIBC has one of the largest branch networks in
Canada. This new branch, CIBC's eighth location to open in Brampton, is part
of a five-year strategic plan to build, relocate and expand over 70 new
branches across Canada to offer greater flexibility, access and choice to
    In addition to CIBC's convenient longer hours, including evenings and
Saturdays at many of its branches and Sunday hours in select urban branches,
CIBC clients also benefit from access to more than 3,700 automated bank
machines, and 24/7 service over the phone 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 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.

For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Doug Maybee, Director, External
Communications and Media Relations, (416) 980-7458 or doug.maybee@cibc.com

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