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Media Advisory - More than 90 leading North American companies to present at CIBC's 17th Annual Whistler Institutional Investor Conference

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Media Advisory - More than 90 leading North American companies to present at CIBC's 17th Annual Whistler Institutional Investor Conference

08:00 EST Thursday, January 16, 2014

VANCOUVER, Jan. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) will host its 17th annual Whistler Institutional Investor Conference January 22 - 24, 2014.

Scheduled to present are senior executives from more than 90 prominent North American companies spanning several key industry sectors including chemicals, fertilizers, energy including renewable energy, mining, pulp & paper and other forest products, pipelines, utilities, infrastructure, telecommunications, financial services, transportation, and technology.

Presenters will engage in intimate fireside chat formats to discuss their business and growth strategies, as well as share their thoughts on the future directions of their sectors through panel discussions.

Keynote luncheon speaker on January 22 is Avery Shenfeld, Chief Economist and Managing Director, CIBC World Markets Inc.  Mr. Shenfeld will focus on why 2014 could be a year in which macroeconomic conditions come together to allow the Canadian equity market to play catch-up to the gains seen last year in the US.

More information on the conference, including an agenda and a list of presenting companies, can be found at http://www.cibcwm.com/cibc-eportal-web/portal/wm?pageId=conferences&language=en_CA  (password: CIBC14).

Important Note about Media Attendance

This event is by invitation only. Media and the public are invited to listen to the corporate presentations via audio cast. A link will be provided at the above website on the day of the conference. CIBC research analysts will be available for telephone interviews before, during and after the conference.  To request an interview, please email Gina Lee at gina.lee2@cibc.com.

CIBC's wholesale banking business provides a range of integrated credit and capital markets products and investment banking to clients in key financial markets in North America and around the world. We provide innovative capital solutions and advisory expertise across a wide range of industries as well as top-ranked research for our corporate, government and institutional clients.

SOURCE CIBC

For further information:

Media contact: Gina Lee, Communications and Public Affairs, CIBC at (416) 412-8113 or gina.lee2@cibc.com

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