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Media Invitation - CIBC to celebrate the grand opening of new Courtice branch with a visit from Santa, and donation to the United Way of Durham

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Media Invitation - CIBC to celebrate the grand opening of new Courtice branch with a visit from Santa, and donation to the United Way of Durham11:30 EST Wednesday, December 12, 2012TORONTO, Dec. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - This Saturday, December 15th, CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) will celebrate the grand opening of the new CIBC Courtice Banking Centre with a visit from Santa and other holiday activities for the community.  The new 6,000 square foot branch offers residents an exciting new open concept design for service and advice six-days-a-week in English, Italian and Polish. To mark the opening, CIBC will present a donation to the United Way of Durham.The client-centric design of the new branch includes a number of new features:iPads and laptops for clients to use, allowing them to check on their accounts, sign up for online banking, or learn more about a product or service onlineOpen concept design, including a multi-functional client lounge and seminar spaceHigh-tech digital displays replacing all in-branch postersWHEN:  Saturday, December 15th, 2012, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Meet Santa Claus and have your photo taken; ribbon cuttingceremony and donation presentation to the United Way of Durham 1:00 p.m.  WHO: Willie Woo, Deputy MayorJoe Neal, Councillor Ward 1Robert Howard, Campaign Director, United Way of DurhamAla Dragota, District Vice President, CIBC  WHAT:  Draw to win one iPad 2                      Special time-limited client offers include: 10,000 Aeroplan Miles when you open a CIBC Unlimited® Chequing Account and set up one recurring direct deposit or 3 pre-authorized payments0.5% bonus interest on CIBC Long-Term GICsSign-up bonus of up to 100,000 Aeroplan Miles with a CIBC Fixed-Rate Closed Mortgage  ACTIVITIES: Join us for family fun, including photos with Santa, lunch, caricaturist, face painter and balloon twister  WHERE: CIBC Courtice Banking Centre1423 Highway 2Courtice, ON  L1E 2J6    SOURCE: CIBCFor further information: Media contact: Geoff Dillon, Senior Director, CIBC, at 416-309-3266, geoff.dillon@cibc.com