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CIBC and *KAI-LAN™ to celebrate grand opening of new Richmond Hill branch

Guests can enter to win a Weber Genesis Propane BBQ or a $1,000 GIC; family fun, including traditional Lion, Dragon and Persian dances

RICHMOND HILL, ON, June 4 /CNW/ - Tomorrow, Saturday, June 5, CIBC will celebrate the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art, 6,100 square-foot banking centre at Leslie Street and Elgin Mills Road in Richmond Hill. The branch offers extended hours, as well as service in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Tagalog, Farsi, Greek and Kutchi.

Kids at the event can meet *KAI-LAN™ from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. while a ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 1:00 p.m. Guests can enter to win great prizes, like a $1,000 GIC or a Weber Genesis Propane BBQ and enjoy performances of traditional Lion, Dragon and Persian dances. There will also be fun activities for families, including a face painter, caricaturist and DJ as well as a barbecue, popcorn, cotton candy and refreshments.

"Our new Richmond Hill branch will help provide our busy clients in this vibrant community with greater flexibility and choice in their banking," said Larry Tomei, CIBC's Senior Vice-President of Retail Markets for Central Canada. "We're thrilled to celebrate our long-term investment in the neighborhood with our clients."

The branch hours of operation are:

Monday - Wednesday:     9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
           Thursday - Friday:      9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
           Saturday:               9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The new branch is barrier free with accessibility features such as a sit down teller station and two Automated Banking Machines (ABMs) installed at wheelchair accessible height with headphone jacks for audio access and grab bars for mobility assistance. The branch also features a drive-thru ABM for added convenience.

CIBC clients benefit from one of the largest branch networks in Canada, access to more than 3,800 automated bank machines, and 24/7 service by phone, online and through mobile banking.

CIBC (CM: TSX;NYSE) is a leading North American financial institution with nearly 11 million personal banking and business clients. CIBC offers a full range of products and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network, branches and offices across Canada, and has offices in the United States and around the world. You can find other news releases and information about CIBC in our Press Centre on our corporate website at

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