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CIBC Partners With BIFF



Nassau, Bahamas, May 8, 2012. – For the second consecutive year, CIBC FirstCaribbean is a platinum sponsor, donating $10,000 to the Bahamas International Film Festival’s Corporate Golf Invitational.  The tournament will be held at the Albany’s 18-hole championship golf course designed by Ernie Els. With CIBC FirstCaribbean’s sponsorship, golfers enjoy a great game on a world-class golf course.  CIBC FirstCaribbean will also provide the players with gift bags filled with golfing gear. The event takes place on June 8, 2012.


Retail Director, Richard Phillips, said, “CIBC FirstCaribbean is delighted to continue to assist BIFF’s with hosting the 2ndAnnual Corporate Golf Invitational.  We are pleased to assist and support BIFF’s work, especially when the youth are involved. Supporting noteworthy activities within the communities in which we operate is key to our success, and this is a great opportunity to show our support.”


This year’s tournament promises to be even more exciting than 2011 and over 50 golfers are expected to participate.  CIBC FirstCaribbean will be well represented at the event with a team of four enthusiastic golfers poised to win the hole-in-one prize of a Mercedes Benz.  Senior leaders will also attend the event.


Receiving the cheque on BIFF’s behalf, Leslie Vanderpool said, “We welcome CIBC FirstCaribbean’s participation at this significant level, for the second consecutive year. With the Bank’s support, BIFF’s is better able to support and promote the arts, independent film and culture within the Bahamas and the world.”


In 2011, CIBC FirstCaribbean also invested in BIFF’s work through its sponsorship of the youth film workshop and monthly film viewing for a select audience.


Caption: Retail Director, Richard Phillips, right, presents a cheque in the amount of $10,000.00 representing CIBC FirstCaribbean’s platinum sponsorship of the Bahamas International Film Festival’s (BIFF) 2nd Annual Golf Invitation.  Andrew O’Brien, left, and BIFF Founder and Executive, Leslie Vanderpool received the cheque, and expressed how pleased they were that CIBC FirstCaribbean is once again a platinum sponsor.


About CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank

CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank is the largest, regionally-listed bank in the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean, serving over 500,000 accounts in 17 markets through 3,400 staff across 100 branches and offices. The bank offers a full range of market-leading financial services in Corporate Banking, Investment Banking, Treasury Sales and Trading, Retail Banking, Wealth Management, and Credit Cards. CIBC FirstCaribbean is a member of the CIBC Group. CIBC (TSX, NYSE: CM) is a leading North American financial institution serving clients in Canada and around the world. CIBC provides a full range of products and services to almost 11 million individual, small business and commercial banking clients and meets the financial needs of corporate and institutional clients. CIBC is rated A+/Stable/A-1 by Standard & Poor's. For more information about FirstCaribbean, visit

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Andrea M. Myers-Tanguay, Marketing Manager, CIBC FirstCaribbean Bahamas; telephone: 242 302 6063; fax: 242 356 3095 and email:

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