September 13-20, 2004

CIBC included as DJSW Index component for third straight year

TORONTO, ONT-For the third consecutive year, CIBC has been selected as an index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), effective September 20, 2004. Among the 28 banks worldwide whose performance met the DJSI World economic, environmental and social criteria, CIBC scored first among Canadian financial institutions and was among the top ten overall. The DJSI World includes more than 300 companies from 24 countries. Inclusion in the index is based on a thorough sustainability assessment that covers both general and industry-specific criteria. Its results will influence the investment decisions of asset managers in 14 countries who have licensed the DJSI family as objective benchmarks and the foundation for a variety of sustainability-driven portfolios. Full details about the design philosophy, review methodology and index components may be viewed on-line at www.sustainability-indexes.com. More information on CIBC's sustainability practices is available on its Web site, www.cibc.com.
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