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Press release from CNW Group

Media Advisory & Photo Opportunity - Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg to join CIBC in raising millions for kids-in-need on CIBC Miracle Day

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Media Advisory & Photo Opportunity - Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg to join CIBC in raising millions for kids-in-need on CIBC Miracle Day15:02 EST Tuesday, December 04, 2012Oscar nominated actor will join children, traders and brokers on CIBC's trading floorTORONTO, Dec. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX; NYSE) - Hollywood superstar Mark Wahlberg will join CIBC employees on CIBC Miracle Day to help raise millions for kids-in-need."I know first-hand the important work done by charities and organizations that support kids and youth," says Mr. Wahlberg. "As a kid, I was fortunate enough to spend my free time in the positive and nurturing environment of the Boys and Girls club. I am pleased to support CIBC Miracle Day because together we can make a difference."WHO:    Mark Wahlberg, Oscar nominated actor, producer and philanthropist.    CIBC traders and brokers.    Children and charity representatives.    Additional guests including: Kevin O'Leary, Curtis Joseph, Rosie McLennan, Michael 'Pinball' Clemons, Damon Allen, Brad May, David Clarkson and John Mitchell     WHAT:    Join Mark Wahlberg as he meets kids, employees and makes calls to clients to help raise money for children's charities.    CIBC Miracle Day is one of Canada's largest single-day fundraiser for children's charities in Canada.     WHEN:     Morning of December 5, 2012     WHY:    For the past 28 years, CIBC Miracle Day has supported and improved the quality of life for Canadian children. Whether a hot meal to start the day, extra help with schoolwork, a place to turn to in a crisis, or the fulfillment of a child's special wish - the joint efforts of CIBC employees and clients have helped thousands of children in need.    In 2011, more than $4.1 million was raised in Canada for children's charities and more than $64 million since it began in 1984.     Accredited media must preregister to join Mr. Wahlberg on CIBC's trading floor. To register please contact Meredith Shipp-Colter at 416-861-7280 or Meredith.shipp-colter@cibc.comAbout CIBC Miracle Day CIBC Miracle Day is the annual flagship fundraising event for the CIBC Children's Foundation. On CIBC Miracle Day, CIBC's wholesale banking employees and participating CIBC Wood Gundy Investment Advisors donate their fees and commissions to organizations that support kids in our communities. Through the efforts of employees and clients $4.1 million was raised in Canada in 2011, for a total of nearly $65 million donated to hundreds of children's charities across Canada since 1984. To learn more, visit www.cibc.com/miracleday.About Mark Wahlberg Mark Wahlberg is an Oscar nominated actor, film and television producer, and philanthropist. His next film, Broken City, co-starring Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones is due out in January 2013. Mark also runs the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation.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 Kids, Cures and Community, and employee commitment to causes including the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, the CIBC Children's Foundation and United Way, we are investing in the social and economic development of communities across the country. In 2011, CIBC group of companies contributed more than $35 million to charitable and non-profit initiatives in Canada to support national, regional and local organizations. To learn more, visit www.cibc.comSOURCE: CIBCFor further information: Media contact: Sean Hamilton, Communications and Public Affairs, CIBC at 416-304-8456, sean.hamilton@cibc.com