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/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: CIBC Soccer Nation comes to Ottawa for 2014 FIFA World Cup™/

Viewing event, soccer festival brings excitement of the beautiful game to Canadian communities

OTTAWA, June 27, 2014 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX:CM) (NYSE:CM) is bringing FIFA World Cup™ fever to Sparks Street in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 1 to celebrate Canada Day with its mobile soccer festival, CIBC Soccer Nation, for both Round 16 matches, Argentina vs. Switzerland and Belgium vs. U.S.A.

The media and public are invited to come out to a free event to experience the energy of the match broadcast live on the big screen. Fans, participating in the CIBC Cheer Booth, will get a free Caxirola— the official noisemaker of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™. CIBC will also be giving away thunder sticks, stick-on tattoos and nine pure silver FIFA commemorative coins.

Event:      CIBC Soccer Nation        
What:      The CIBC Soccer Nation Tour is a cross-country mobile soccer festival, featuring games broadcast outdoors live on the big screen along with fun activities for fans and families, including a Cheer Booth, footballing tips and demonstrations from 'Masters of Ball Control' freestyle soccer players and much more.
When:       11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Argentina vs. Switzerland - match begins at 12 noon
Belgium vs. U.S.A. - match begins at 4 p.m.


    Sparks Street, 35 O'Connor St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5M4

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 5, 2014
Quarter-Finals - first match starts at 12 noon

Sparks Street, 35 O'Connor St. Ottawa, ON K1P 5M4

Fans are encouraged to show love for their team via #CIBCSoccerNation and track live Fan Standings to see which country Canadians are cheering for.

About CIBC
CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with nearly 11 million personal banking and business clients. Through our three major business units - Retail and Business Banking, Wealth Management and Wholesale Banking - CIBC offers a full range of products and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network, branches and offices across Canada with offices in the United States and around the world. You can find other news releases and information about CIBC in our Media Centre on our corporate website at

About CIBC's FIFA Sponsorship
CIBC is proud to be a broadcast partner and the Official Canadian Bank in Association with VISA of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. CIBC is committed to enriching Canadian communities through the power of sport. We support causes that matter to our clients, our employees and our communities and aim to make a difference in communities through corporate donations, sponsorships and the volunteer spirit of employees. 




SOURCE Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

For further information:

Caroline Van Hasselt, Director, External Communications, 416-784-6699 or