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Media invitation - CIBC to celebrate grand opening of new banking centre in Yaletown

    First bank to offer clients seven-days-a-week full-service banking in
    downtown Vancouver

    VANCOUVER, March 11 /CNW/ - On Saturday, March 15, 2008, CIBC will
celebrate the grand opening of its new branch in Yaletown at the corner of
Homer and Helmcken Streets. For the first time in downtown Vancouver, clients
will have access to full-service banking seven days a week for greater
flexibility and choice.
    CIBC will mark the grand opening with a significant donation to the YMCA
of Greater Vancouver.WHO:         Wendy Slavin, Senior Vice-President of Western Canada, CIBC
                 Retail Markets
                 Irene Ing, Vice President, CIBC Retail Markets
                 Hon. Hedy Fry, MP, Vancouver Centre
                 Kim Capri, City Councillor
                 Suzanne Anton, City Councillor
                 B.C. Lee, City Councillor
                 Bill Stewart, President and CEO, YMCA of Greater Vancouver

    WHAT:        Special grand opening client offers exclusive to the
                 Yaletown Banking Centre:

                 -  $150 when you open a new CIBC Unlimited Chequing Account
                    and set up one recurring direct deposit or
                    3 pre-authorized payments
                 -  Up to 100,000 Aeroplan Miles with a 5, 7 or 10 year fixed
                    term mortgage
                 -  1/2% bonus rate on 1 to 5 year terms of the
                    non-registered, non-redeemable CIBC Long-Term GIC

    ACTIVITIES:  Donation to the YMCA of Greater Vancouver
                 Catered refreshments, gifts for the first 300 guests, hourly
                 draws, a caricaturist.
                 Executive and dignitary speeches and official ribbon cutting

    WHEN:        1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 15, 2008

    WHERE:       1096 Homer Street (corner of Homer and Helmcken), Vancouver
For further information:
For further information: Kristin McAllister, Community Relations
Manager, CIBC, at (604) 665-1190 or