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Media Advisory - Hon. Jim Prentice, CIBC Vice Chairman, to give key note address to Oil and Money conference in London England

Monday, November 12, 2012

Media Advisory - Hon. Jim Prentice, CIBC Vice Chairman, to give key note address to Oil and Money conference in London England12:00 EST Monday, November 12, 2012Speech will discuss how Canada must evolve its policy on State-Owned Enterprises LONDON, England, Nov. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX) (CM: NYSE) -The Honourable Jim Prentice, P.C., Q.C., Senior Executive Vice-President and Vice Chairman of CIBC, will speak to the Oil and Money conference on November 14.In his remarks, Mr. Prentice, who as former federal Minister of Industry oversaw Canada's foreign investment guidelines, will share his thoughts on the importance of Canada being seen as open for business and why State-Owned Enterprises should be allowed to invest in Canada's oil and gas sector provided they adhere to market principles and standards of governance.Mr. Prentice joined CIBC in January 2011 and has responsibility for expanding CIBC's relationships with corporate clients across Canada and abroad, and for providing leadership on strategic initiatives to enhance CIBC's position in the market. He joined the bank following a successful career as a lawyer, Member of Parliament and one of the most senior Ministers in the Canadian Government. He served variously as the Minister of Industry, the Minister of the Environment, the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and was the Minister responsible for major pipeline projects. He was also the Co-Chair of the Indian Claims Commission of Canada from 1993 until 2000.Mr. Prentice will be available for media interviews after this event.What: Keynote address to the Oil and Money conferenceWho: Hon. Jim Prentice, P.C., Q.C., Senior Executive Vice-President and Vice Chairman, CIBCWhen:  Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 8:45 am GMTWhere:  InterContinental London Park Lane One Hamilton Place, Park Lane LondonCIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution. Through our Retail and Business Banking, Wealth Management and Wholesale Banking businesses, CIBC provides a full range of financial products and services to 11 million individual, small business, commercial, corporate and institutional clients in Canada 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: CIBCFor further information: Kevin Dove at (416)-980-8835 or kevin.dove@cibc.ca