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Two of CIBC's Senior Executives among Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada

TORONTO, Nov. 30 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX;NYSE) today announced that two senior women executives of the bank are included in the Women's Executive Network's 7th annual listing of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada. The listing honours the accomplishments of women in eight categories and all fields of endeavor.

The two CIBC executives among the recipients in the Corporate Category are:

Sonia Baxendale, Senior Executive Vice-President, Retail Markets;
        Christina Kramer, Executive Vice-President, Distribution Services

"We are proud to have Sonia and Christina recognized for their leadership at CIBC and for their many contributions to the community," said Gerry McCaughey, CIBC's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Nearly 70 per cent of CIBC's employees are women and over the past five years, CIBC has invested more than $6 million in organizations that support Canadian women and girls."

The 100 honorees are chosen by an independent advisory board under the leadership of The Women's Executive Network. All of the recipients are featured in a special section of today's Globe and Mail and will be honoured at a dinner tonight in Toronto. A complete list of recipients can also be found on the Women's Executive Network website at

CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with nearly 11 million personal and business clients. 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

For further information: Doug Maybee, Director, External Communications and Media Relations, CIBC, Tel: (416) 980-7458,