Published On: Thu, Dec 21st, 2017

CIBC FIRSTCARRIBBEAN supports community efforts donates $25,000 to local foundations

Philipsburg, St. Maarten, December 20, 2017 – Four local foundations got a much needed financial boost recently.

The four foundations – K1 Britannia Foundation, Helping Hands, Engage Foundation and Meals on Wheels – are known for their community endeavors ranging from aiding foster homes and the less fortunate, to senior citizen care and social development. Their efforts have been even more needed in recent months due to the tremendous need in the aftermath of hurricane Irma.

They shared a USD $25,000 donation from regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean.

The bank continues to stand with St. Maarten and others impacted across the region. “It shows CIBC FirstCaribbean’s long-term commitment to the territories in which we operate and our resolve to do so “hand in hand” with civil society”, stated Country Manager, Garth Sherwood.

CIBC FirstCaribbean donation K1 Britannia

Photo caption: Left to Right: Rosalie Glasgow, Customer Service Officer, CIBC FirstCaribbean, Priya Thirumur, Vice President, K1 Britannia and David Solomon, Senior Corporate Manager, CIBC FirstCaribbean. Photo provided.

About CIBC FirstCaribbean

CIBC FirstCaribbean is the largest, regionally-listed bank in the English and Dutch speaking Caribbean serving over 400 000 customers in 17 markets, through approximately 2,700 staff, across 100 branches and offices. The bank, which has almost 250 years of combined experience in the region, offers a full range of market-leading financial services in: Corporate and Investment Banking, Treasury Sales and Trading, Retail Banking, Wealth Management, Small Business and Credit Cards.

CIBC FirstCaribbean is a member of the CIBC Group. CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with nearly 11 million personal banking and business clients. Through our three major business units – Retail and Business Banking, Wealth Management and Wholesale Banking – CIBC offers a full range of products and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network, branches and offices across Canada with offices in the United States and around the world.

For more information about CIBC FirstCaribbean, visit www.cibcfcib.com

Media Contact:

Claudine Williams, Public Relations Consultant, CIBC FirstCaribbean, St. Maarten. Telephone +1 721-581-5767 ; Email : prfcibsxm@gmail.com

Debra King, Director of Corporate Communications, CIBC FirstCaribbean, Barbados Head Office; telephone: 246 367 2248; fax: 246 421 7148 and email: debra.king@cibcfcib.com