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CIBC signs five-year sponsorship with CHL

CIBC of Toronto has signed a five-year sponsorship agreement with the Canadian Hockey League. Through this agreement, CIBC will become the official bank of the CHL and its three regional leagues, the Western Hockey League, the Ontario Hockey League and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The deal encompasses sponsorship of 23 CHL teams, as well as the title sponsorship of the Canada Russia Series and associate sponsorships of the Mastercard Memorial Cup and the CHL Top Prospects Game. CIBC will also provide financial management, advice and banking resources to the league and participate in its scholarship program.

"What attracted us to this organization is its community focus and ability to bring Canadians together in passion and spirit and we're excited to be part of that energy in 23 markets from Kelowna to Cape Breton," said Stephen Forbes, executive vice-president and chief commercial officer at CIBC. "We are proud to welcome the CHL as a new CIBC client, and look forward to working with them to continue building strong Canadian communities."

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