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CIBC and *Dora the Explorer™ to celebrate grand opening of new Milton branch

Guests can enter to win a $4,000 gift certificate; barbecue and family fun

MILTON, ON, June 11 /CNW/ - This Saturday, June 12, CIBC and *Dora the Explorer™ will celebrate the grand opening of the new six-day, 6,300 square-foot CIBC Derry & Thompson Banking Centre in Milton. The state-of-the-art branch offers clients extended hours and service in English, Greek, Vietnamese, Punjabi, Hindi, Filipino, Spanish and Cantonese.

Kids at the event can meet *Dora the Explorer™ from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and families can enjoy fun activities, including a clown, DJ, face painter, caricaturist, stilt walker, fortune teller, midway games and bouncy castle. Guests can enter to win a $4,000 gift certificate and enjoy a barbecue, snacks and refreshments.

"We're committed to investing in Milton for the long-term and we're thrilled to celebrate our grand opening with the community," said Larry Tomei, CIBC's Senior Vice-President of Retail Markets for Central Ontario. "We know our clients will appreciate the additional convenience this new location with extended hours will provide."

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 three Automated Banking Machines (ABMs) installed at wheelchair accessible height with headphone jacks for audio access and grab bars for mobility assistance.

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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