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CIBC congratulates Ambassador Marielle Thompson on Ski Cross World Cup win

TORONTO, March 5, 2017 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) is thrilled to congratulate Canadian Ski Cross champion and Olympic gold medallist Marielle Thompson on winning gold at this weekend's 2017 Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup in Collingwood. This win comes on the heels of CIBC signing Thompson as a CIBC 150 ambassador.

"I'm super excited to be a CIBC 150 ambassador, working alongside a partner that not only supports me, but my sport," said Thompson, also a 2017 Crystal Globe winner, referring to CIBC's sponsorship of Alpine Canada Alpin. "I look forward to helping CIBC celebrate their 150th birthday, alongside Canada's, and am honoured to wear their logo on my helmet and as I continue to represent Canada on the world stage!"

This year marks Canada and CIBC's shared 150th birthday, and as an official ambassador, Thompson will in part help the bank celebrate this dual milestone with Canadians and ignite national pride. Thompson joins hockey great Connor McDavid as a CIBC 150 ambassador.

"We are so thrilled for Marielle's win today -- she has made our country very proud," says Stephen Forbes, Senior Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer, CIBC. "She's an inspiration for all Canadians and we're honoured to have her join the CIBC family as we celebrate our bank's and our country's 150th anniversary over the coming months."

The Whistler, B.C. native made a public appearance at the Collingwood CIBC Banking Centre on Friday, where she was presented with a new race helmet and was officially announced as a CIBC 150 ambassador.

In celebration of 150, CIBC is asking Canadians how they #StandForCanada by joining the conversation on Twitter @CIBC, Facebook (www.facebook.com/CIBC) and Instagram @CIBCNow. To learn more about CIBC's proud history, download the CIBC150 App and discover new stories every week.

About CIBC
CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with 11 million personal banking and business clients. Through our three major business units - Retail and Business Banking, Wealth Management and Capital Markets - CIBC offers a full range of products and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network, branches and offices across Canada with offices in the United States and around the world. Ongoing news releases and more information about CIBC can be on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/cibc), Twitter @CIBC, Facebook (www.facebook.com/CIBC) and Instagram @CIBCNow.

SOURCE CIBC

For further information: Diana Spremo, Senior Communications Consultant, CIBC, diana.spremo@cibc.com or 416-780-7485
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