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Media Advisory - Hon. Jim Prentice, CIBC Vice Chairman, to discuss North America's energy future with former United States Energy Secretary, Dr. Steven Chu

CALGARY, Nov. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX) (CM: NYSE) The Honorable Jim Prentice, P.C., Q.C., Senior Executive Vice-President and Vice Chairman of CIBC, will discuss the direction of North America's energy future with former United States Energy Secretary and Nobel prize winner, Dr. Steven Chu, at a luncheon hosted by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.

In his remarks, Mr. Prentice will share his view on North American energy security, market access for energy products, and how changing greenhouse gas regulations will affect the North American energy market.

Mr. Prentice will hold a media availability session immediately following the luncheon.

WHO: Hon. Jim Prentice, P.C., Q.C., Senior Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman, CIBC
WHAT: Mr. Prentice will share his thoughts on North America's energy future following his one-on-one discussion with Dr. Steven Chu, former United States Energy Secretary and Nobel Prize winner
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 22, at 2:15 PM MST
WHERE: Calgary Telus Convention Centre
Room: TELUS 103
120 9 Avenue SE

Mr. Prentice joined CIBC in January 2011 and has responsibility for expanding CIBC's relationships with corporate clients across Canada and abroad, and for providing leadership on strategic initiatives to enhance CIBC's position in the market. He joined the bank following a successful career as a lawyer, Member of Parliament and one of the most senior Ministers in the Canadian Government. He served variously as the Minister of Industry, the Minister of the Environment, the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and was the Minister responsible for major pipeline projects. He was also the Co-Chair of the Indian Claims Commission of Canada from 1993 until 2000.

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