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CIBC comments on Aimia press release

Thursday, June 27, 2013

CIBC comments on Aimia press release

07:10 EDT Thursday, June 27, 2013

TORONTO, June 27, 2013 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) today commented on the press release issued by Aimia:

  • As we have commented previously, our objective is to have the market leading travel card in Canada for our clients either through the revitalization of the Aeroplan partnership or through the launch of our own proprietary card offer.

  • In keeping with our contractual rights including our right of first refusal as the incumbent issuer, and notwithstanding that the notice provided by Aimia has been presented in a way that is inconsistent with our understanding of our rights, we are in the process of reviewing the proposed terms provided by Aimia to see if our objective can be achieved through a renewal of our agreement.

  • In the meantime, it is business as usual for our clients who continue to earn rewards on their CIBC Aeroplan card.

About CIBC
CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with more than 11 million personal banking and business clients. CIBC offers a full range of products and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network, branches and offices across Canada, and has offices in the United States and around the world. You can find other news releases and information about CIBC in our Media Centre on our corporate website at www.cibc.com.

SOURCE: CIBC

For further information:

Kevin Dove, Head of External Communications at 416-980-8835, kevin.dove@cibc.ca

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