CIBC to Issue NVCC AT1 Limited Recourse Capital Notes

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TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2021 /CNW/ – CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) today announced an offering of $750 million of 4.000% Limited Recourse Capital Notes Series 2 (Non-Viability Contingent Capital (NVCC)) (Subordinated Indebtedness) (the «LRCNs«). The LRCNs will be sold through a dealer syndicate led by CIBC Capital Markets.

The LRCNs will bear interest at a rate of 4.000% annually, payable semi-annually, for the initial period ending on, but excluding, January 28, 2027. Thereafter, the interest rate on the LRCNs will reset every five years at a rate equal to the prevailing 5-year Government of Canada Yield plus 3.102%. The LRCNs will mature on January 28, 2082. The expected closing date of the offering is September 14, 2021.

In connection with the issuance of the LRCNs, CIBC will issue Non-Cumulative 5-Year Fixed Rate Reset Class A Preferred Shares Series 54 (Non-Viability Contingent Capital (NVCC)) (the «Series 54 Shares«) to be held by Computershare Trust Company of Canada as trustee of CIBC LRCN Limited Recourse Trust (the «Limited Recourse Trust«). In case of non-payment of interest on or principal of the LRCNs when due, the recourse of each LRCN holder will be limited to that holder’s proportionate share of the Limited Recourse Trust’s assets held in respect of the LRCNs, which will consist of Series 54 Shares except in limited circumstances.

CIBC may redeem the LRCNs during the period from December 28 to and including January 28, commencing on December 28, 2026 and every five years thereafter with the prior written approval of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (Canada), in whole or in part on not less than 15 nor more than 60 days’ prior notice.

The net proceeds from this transaction will be used for general banking purposes of CIBC.

The LRCNs have not been, and will not be, registered in the United States under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the «Securities Act«), or the securities laws of any state of the United States and may not be offered, sold or delivered, directly or indirectly in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, a «U.S. person» (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act) absent registration under the Securities Act or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy securities in the United States or in any other jurisdiction where such offer or solicitation would be unlawful.

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SOURCE CIBC – Investor Relations