CIBC celebrates Chinese New Year with client reception in Toronto
Similar reception for Vancouver clients and guests on Friday, February 15 TORONTO, Feb. 12 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX;NYSE) - Last evening, CIBC held its 17th annual celebration in honour of Chinese New Year with a client reception at the Asian Gallery of the Royal Ontario Museum. This year's reception, attended by several hundred guests and community dignitaries, was hosted by CIBC President and Chief Executive Officer, Gerry McCaughey. Special guests included dignitaries from The Consulate General of the People's Republic of China, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office. "Chinese New Year is a significant event in the Chinese calendar and CIBC is proud to play host to many of our valued clients and community leaders at this annual reception," said Gerry McCaughey. "This year we are especially proud to host our clients in the Asian Gallery of the ROM, as part of our inaugural season sponsorship of the museum." A similar Chinese New Year reception for Vancouver clients and guests will be held Friday, February 15th. Every year, CIBC helps more than half a million Chinese-Canadian clients achieve what matters most to them. CIBC has more than 110 branches across Canada with Cantonese and Mandarin speaking staff and in January, CIBC introduced Chinese language capabilities on its network of 3800 automated banking machines. Additionally, CIBC also offers a Chinese language website and interactive voice response Telephone Banking access. Clients also benefit from CIBC representative offices in Shanghai and Beijing, China, along with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore. CIBC has supported many Chinese events and charitable organizations, including the Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation, the Mon Sheong Foundation, the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto and the Centre for Information and Community Services. The 15-day celebration of Chinese New Year began on February 7th, 2008. This year marks the Year of the Rat, a highly respected animal that is considered courageous and enterprising. CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with almost 11 million personal banking and business customers. CIBC offers a full range of products and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network, branches and offices across Canada, in the United States and around the world. For more information about CIBC visit www.cibc.com.
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