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MEDIA ADVISORY: CIBC celebrates grand opening of new Ottawa branch with $300,000 donation to Canadian Blood Services

OTTAWA, April 10, 2014 /CNW/ - This Saturday, April 12, CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) will celebrate the grand opening of its new Terry Fox & Fernbank Banking Centre with fun activities for the whole family. To mark the opening, CIBC will present a donation of $300,000 to the Canadian Blood Services.

WHEN:       Saturday, April 12, 2014, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1:00 p.m.

  • His Worship, Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa
  • Shad Qadri, Ottawa City Councillor (Ward 6 - Stittsville)
  • Margaret Miedema, Director, Fundraising and Development, Canadian Blood Services
  • Liset Stanton, Ottawa Campaign Committee Co-Chair, Canadian Blood Services
  • Dean Chapman, CIBC District Vice-President (Ottawa District)
  • Penny Baker, CIBC Regional Director (Ontario Region)
  • The Easter Bunny

  • Margaret Miedema of Canadian Blood Services to accept CIBC's $300,000 donation (1:17 p.m.)
  • Ribbon-cutting and photo opportunity (1:22 p.m.)
ACTIVITIES:       BBQ, Easter egg hunt, video game trailer, Easter craft, balloon animals, DJ
WHERE:       5349 Fernbank Rd, Ottawa, ON  K2S 0T7


The Terry Fox & Fernbank Banking Centre 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
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:

Caroline Van Hasselt, Director, External Communications, 416-784-6699 or