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Media Advisory: CIBC celebrates grand opening of new Gatineau branch with a donation to Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles Bruneau

TVA news anchor Pierre Bruneau and CIBC Team Next athlete Kamille Desjardins to help cut the ribbon to open new branch

GATINEAU, March 27, 2014 /CNW/ - This Saturday, March 29, CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) will celebrate the grand opening of its new Centre bancaire CIBC du Plateau with fun activities for the whole family. To mark the opening, CIBC will present a donation to Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles Bruneau.

WHEN:   Saturday, March 29, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1:00 p.m.
  •  Maxime Tremblay, Municipal Councilor, Plateau District
  •  Pierre Bruneau, News Anchor, and Alexandre Dubé, News Anchor, TVA
  •  Sylvain Vinet, Region Head, Eastern Canada, CIBC
  •  Sébastien Lapointe, District Vice-President, North & West Quebec, CIBC
  •  Kamille Desjardins, CIBC Team Next athlete (Karate)
  • Pierre Bruneau to accept CIBC donation on behalf of the Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles Bruneau
  • Interview opportunities with Pierre Bruneau and CIBC Team Next athlete Kamille Desjardins, a Commonwealth champion and Pan American Silver Medallist in karate
ACTIVITIES:   BBQ and refreshments with family entertainment including music, face painting, a clown and magician.
WHERE:   Centre bancaire CIBC du Plateau
225 boulevard des Grives
Gatineau, QC  J9A 0C7


The Centre bancaire CIBC du Plateau offers local residents convenient service and advice six-days-a-week. To help celebrate the opening, CIBC will offer special time-limited client offers, including no monthly fees for up to six months on new chequing accounts, a first year annual fee rebate on any fee-based credit cards and 0.5 per cent bonus interest on CIBC long-term GICs.

About CIBC Team Next
CIBC Team Next is the first program of its kind in Canada that supports the next generation of amateur athletes with not only financial support but mentorship from world-renowned Canadian athlete champions. As the Lead Sponsor of the TORONTO 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games, CIBC is investing $2 million in this program to help 67 amateur athletes, including 16 para-athletes, from across Canada reach their full potential on and off the field.

About CIBC
CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with 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



For further information:

Sophie Blouin, Senior Manager, Community Investment, Eastern Canada, Tel: 514-876-6619, Cell: 514-924-1571 or