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Media Advisory - CIBC celebrates branch opening with $5,000 donation to Autumn House

ABBOTSFORD, BC, July 17, 2015 /CNW/ - With more than a 100-year history in the region, CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) will celebrate the opening of the new Sevenoaks Banking Centre with fun activities for the whole family. The new full-service branch will be open to clients seven days a week and brings the total number of branches in the community to three. To mark the opening, CIBC will present a donation of $5,000 to Autumn House, a housing program for youth to help them transition into living on their own.

"The new branch in Abbotsford will help us to better serve our clients with a full-range of banking solutions and open every day," says Laurie Walker, District Vice President, CIBC. "At the same time, as part of CIBC's ongoing commitment to Kids, Cures and Community, we are happy to mark our grand opening with a contribution to Autumn House, which helps youth in our community develop independent living skills."


WHEN:             Monday, July 20, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Ribbon-cutting and cheque presentation at 9:00 a.m.
  • Family-friendly activities from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHO:       Patricia Ross, Deputy Mayor, Abbotsford
      Simone Maassen, Manager Youth Services Abbotsford Community Services, Autumn House
      Laurie Walker, District Vice President, CIBC
WHAT:      Cheque presentation to Autumn House
ACTIVITIES:     Family-friendly activities and entertainment, including a magician, face-painting,
      balloons, hula hoops and a DJ. Refreshments and snacks will be served.
WHERE:       CIBC Sevenoaks Banking Centre
      32950 South Fraser Way
      V2S 0H5


To mark the occasion of the opening, CIBC clients can take advantage of several special, time-limited offers, including:

  • No monthly fee for up to six months on any chequing account
  • Annual fee rebate for first-year on fee-based credit cards
  • Bonus interest on a CIBC Long-term GIC


About CIBC

CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with 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 on our corporate website at


For further information:

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