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Press release from CNW Group

CIBC completes acquisition of U.S. energy advisory firm Griffis & Small, LLC

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

CIBC completes acquisition of U.S. energy advisory firm Griffis & Small, LLC09:00 EDT Tuesday, September 04, 2012TORONTO and HOUSTON, Sept. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Griffis & Small, LLC, a Houston-based energy advisory firm specializing in acquisitions and divestitures (A&D) in the exploration and production (E&P) sector.For more information on the acquisition, please see CIBC's August 30, 2012, news release: CIBC to acquire U.S. energy advisory firm Griffis & Small, LLCCIBC's wholesale banking business provides a range of integrated credit and capital markets products, investment banking, and merchant banking to clients in key financial markets in North America and around the world. We provide innovative capital solutions and advisory expertise across a wide range of industries as well as top-ranked research for our corporate, government and institutional clients.SOURCE: CIBCFor further information: Tom Wallis, Communications and Public Affairs at 416-980-4048, tom.wallis@cibc.ca.