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Media Advisory - CIBC's 8th Annual Eastern Institutional Investors Conference to bring some of the biggest names in Canadian business to Montreal

MONTREAL, Sept. 22 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX; NYSE) - CIBC's 8th Annual Eastern Institutional Investor Conference, begins today in Montreal, Quebec.

What:  CIBC's 8th Annual Eastern Institutional Investor Conference, its
           premier forum in Eastern Canada for key North American
           institutional investors, runs September 22-23.

           Senior executives from some 60 leading Canadian companies will
           share business and growth strategies.

    When:  Tuesday, September 22 - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
           Wednesday, September 23 - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Who:   Presenting companies on September 22 -

    Aecon Group Inc.   Air Canada         BCE Inc.          Bell Aliant

    Bird Construction  BMO Financial      Bombardier Inc.   CAE Inc.
    Income Fund        Group

    Canadian National  Canadian Pacific   Canadian Western  CIBC
    Railway Company                       Bank

    FirstService       GENIVAR            Genworth MI        Héroux-Devtek
    Corporation                           Canada Inc.        Inc.

    IBI Income Fund    IESI-BFC Ltd.      IGM Financial      Laurentian Bank
                                          Inc.               of Canada

    Magna              Manitoba Telecom   National Bank      New Flyer
    International Inc. Services Inc.      Financial Group    Industries Inc.

    RBC Financial      Russel Metals      TD Bank Financial  Timminco Limited
    Group              Inc.               Group

    Western Financial

    Keynote luncheon speaker

    Avery Shenfeld, Chief Economist at CIBC World Markets Inc. Mr. Shenfeld
    will discuss the key economic issues influencing the investment
    environment today.

    Leading CIBC research analysts will be available for interviews during
    the conference.

    How:   Media and the public are invited to listen to the corporate
           presentations via audio cast

    Media interested in attending Mr. Shenfeld's luncheon presentation should
    register with Erin Truax at 416-304-5568 or

    Media seeking comment on the company presentations from CIBC's research
    analysts should contact Kevin Dove at 416-670-4956 or

    More information on the conference, including a full list of presenting
    companies and an agenda, can be found at (password: invest09)

For further information: Erin Truax, Communications and Public Affairs, CIBC at (416) 304-5568 or