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CIBC World Markets Miracle Day raises $10.1 million for Children's Charities


    TORONTO, Dec. 18 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX;NYSE) - CIBC World Markets today
announced that more than $10.1 million was raised on Miracle Day to benefit
children around the world. On Wednesday, December 5, CIBC World Markets sales
and trading staff and CIBC Wood Gundy Investment Advisors designated their
fees and commissions to the CIBC World Markets Children's Foundation.
    In Canada, the 2007 Miracle Day generated more than $3.3 million that
will go to support more than 400 local children's charities focused on
improving the health, well-being and education of children across the country.
    "Our employees' commitment to making a difference and the enthusiasm of
our clients make Miracle Day a great success every year," said Susan Storey,
Chair, CIBC World Markets Children's Foundation and Managing Director, CIBC
World Markets. "Miracle Day touches the lives of thousands of children across
Canada in the communities where we live and work. We are proud of the
contribution we have been able to make to children's charities over the past
23 years."
    Since its inception in 1984, Miracle Day has raised more than
$190 million for children's charities around the world, including: children's
hospitals; health research; emergency shelters; counseling; education and
recreational opportunities; meal programs; and special programs for children
in need.

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and merchant banking to clients in key financial markets in North America and
around the world. We deliver innovative full capital solutions to
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For further information:
For further information: Doug Maybee, Director, External Communications
and Media Relations, CIBC, Tel: (416) 980-7458,