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CIBC congratulates CIBC Team Next mentor Stephanie Dixon on new role for TORONTO 2015 Parapan American Games

Dixon, one of Canada's most successful Paralympians, named Team Canada's Assistant Chef de Mission

TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) congratulates three-time Paralympian and CIBC Team Next mentor Stephanie Dixon on being named Team Canada's Assistant Chef de Mission for the TORONTO 2015 Parapan American Games by the Canadian Paralympic Committee.

"CIBC is thrilled to congratulate Stephanie on her new role," says Laura Dottori, Senior Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer, CIBC. "You couldn't ask for a more inspiring or motivating ambassador for sport. Stephanie has been a wonderful leader for our CIBC Team Next athletes. She's a passionate and enthusiastic advocate for getting all kids involved in organized sport and for the Paralympic movement in Canada."

Ms. Dixon is one of Canada's most successful international swimmers with a disability, having won 24 medals, 13 of which were gold, at three Paralympic Games -- Sydney, Athens and Beijing -- and the Rio Parapan Am Games. Last year, she joined the CIBC Team Next program as one of eight renowned Canadian athletes helping to mentor 67 amateur athletes who aspire to compete at next year's TORONTO 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games and beyond.

The Parapan Am Games will be held from August 7 to 14, 2015 in Toronto.

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