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Media Advisory - Pan American Games and Olympic triathlon champion, Simon Whitfield joins CIBC employees to help kids-in-need on CIBC Miracle Day

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Media Advisory - Pan American Games and Olympic triathlon champion, Simon Whitfield joins CIBC employees to help kids-in-need on CIBC Miracle Day15:12 EST Tuesday, December 04, 2012VANCOUVER, Dec. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX) (CM: NYSE) On Wednesday, December 5, CIBC's wholesale banking employees and Olympic triathlon champion Simon Whitfield will join CIBC employees on CIBC Miracle Day to help raise millions for kids-in-need.Photo and Interview Opportunity:Who: Simon WhitfieldCIBC TradersRepresentatives of Canuck Place Children's Hospice  What:Join Simon Whitfield as he joins CIBC 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: Wednesday, December 5, 201212:30 - 1:00 p.m. - Simon Whitfield on CIBC's trading floor1:00 - 1:30 p.m. - Cheque presentations to children's charities with Simon Whitfield  Accredited media must preregister to join Simon Whitfield on CIBC's trading floor. To register please contact Erin Truax - 403-819-7977 / erin.truax@cibc.com  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 nearly $65 million since it began in 1984.About 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 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. CIBC is Lead Partner of the TORONTO 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games. To learn more, visit www.cibc.comSOURCE: CIBC World Markets Children's FoundationFor further information: Erin Truax, Senior Manager, Community Investment, CIBC erin.truax@cibc.com | C 403-819-7977