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CIBC raises $150,000 for Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau

    Sum represents 30 per cent of Tour's fundraising goal

    MONTREAL, July 10 /CNW/ - CIBC is proud to present to the Fondation
Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau the sum of $150,000 that was raised by
the bank's employees and clients as part of the Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau.
CIBC, the principal partner of this major fundraising event, has long been
committed to the fight against cancer and this donation by its employees and
clients further demonstrates that commitment.
    "As the principal partner of the Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau, we want to
make a difference to the life of children with cancer," explained Sylvain
Vinet, Senior Vice-President, Retail Distribution for Eastern Canada. "We
firmly believe that together, we can give hope to these children and to their
    "The involvement and generosity of CIBC employees and clients has enabled
us to greatly surpass the results of last year's Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau,"
confirmed Pierre Bruneau, spokesman for the Fondation Centre de cancérologie
Charles-Bruneau. "The 2008 Tour is another great success and it is due to the
collaboration of the cyclists and the corporate partners of the Tour."

    CIBC is committed to supporting causes that matter to its clients,
employees and communities. Our goal is to bring more to our communities
through donations, sponsorships and employee volunteering. By focusing on
youth, education and health, and through to the commitment of its employees to
events such as the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation's CIBC Run for the Cure,
the United Way campaign and the CIBC World Markets Children's Foundation
Miracle Day, CIBC invests in the social and economic development of
communities throughout the country. In 2007, CIBC Group of Companies gave more
than $36 million at the global level to charitable organizations and
non-profit initiatives. Of this, $27 million was invested in Canada to support
national, regional and local organizations. For more information, please visit

For further information:
For further information: Marie-Eve Francoeur, Regional Manager,
Community Relations, Tel: (514) 876-4937, Cell: (514) 242-9206,