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CIBC Provides Update on the Phase-Out of Non-Qualifying Capital Instruments under the OSFI Capital Adequacy Requirements Guideline

TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2020 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) announced today that, subject to regulatory approval, it currently expects to exercise a regulatory event redemption right in its fiscal 2022 year in respect of the $300 million 10.25% CIBC Tier 1 Notes - Series B issued by CIBC Capital Trust outstanding at that time (the "Tier 1 - Series B Notes"), meaning that this redemption right could occur as early as November 1, 2021.


As disclosed in CIBC's Annual Report since 2011, it has been CIBC's expectation to exercise its regulatory event redemption right in fiscal 2022 in respect of the Tier 1 - Series B Notes. Under the OSFI Capital Adequacy Requirements Guideline, any non-qualifying capital instruments (such as the Tier 1 - Series B Notes) outstanding as of November 1, 2021 will not be recognized as regulatory capital.

Future circumstances within or outside CIBC's control, including generally applicable legal and regulatory changes that have the effect of causing non-qualifying regulatory capital to become compliant, as well as CIBC's financial position and market conditions, may cause CIBC to change its expectation regarding the exercise of regulatory event redemptions and require CIBC to disclose an updated regulatory event redemption schedule.

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