Media Advisory - Best ideas of mid and small cap companies in spotlight at CIBC World Markets conference

Nov 20, 2007, 00:00 ET from CIBC World Markets

    NEW YORK, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CIBC (CM: TSX; NYSE) - Key
 insights into the business strategies of leading mid and small companies
 will be featured at the CIBC World Markets "Best Ideas" Conference Nov.
 27-28 in New York City.
     In presentations to institutional investors, executives from 45 firms
 will discuss the ideas they hope will keep them on top for the long term.
 The event also features leading analysts whose research provides actionable
 and differentiated investment ideas.
     An impressive roster of firms has been assembled for the conference,
 spanning numerous industries including healthcare, industrial growth,
 business services, consumer growth, technology and telecommunications.
 Companies confirmed to present are as follows:
     -               -   Microsemi Corporation
     -   AMETEK, Inc.                    -   Micrus Endovascular
     -   Applied Micro Circuits Corp     -   Mobile Mini
     -   B/E Aerospace                   -   Morgans Hotel Group
     -   Claymont Steel                  -   Nanometrics Incorporated
     -   Constant Contact                -   NaviSite, Inc.
     -   Corporate Executive Board       -   Online Resources
     -   Cree, Inc.                      -   ORBCOMM, Inc.
     -   Cypress Biosciences             -   PAETEC Holding Corp.
     -   Domino's Pizza, Inc.            -   Pentair
     -   Double-Take Software            -   Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
     -   Ehouse                          -   Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
     -   EMCORE Corporation              -   Rrsat Global Communications
     -   Focus Media                         Network Ltd
     -   FTI Consulting                  -   RSC Equipment Rental
     -   G&K Services                    -   STEC, Inc.
     -   GrafTech International Ltd.     -   Stericycle
     -   Hittite Microwave Corporation   -   The Advisory Board Company
     -   Informatica                     -   The Gymboree Corporation
     -   Internap Network Services       -   Thomas & Betts Corp.
     -   Jackson Hewitt Tax Service      -   Triumph Group
     -   Life Time Fitness, Inc.         -   Vertex Pharmaceuticals
     -   Liquidity Services, Inc.        -   Yucheng Technologies Ltd.
     Media attendance:
     This event is by invitation only; media wishing to attend are required
 to register in advance by calling Tom Wallis at 416-980-4048. More
 conference information can be found at: An audio web cast of the
 conference will be available online (enter code: broadway). The Mid & Small
 Cap "Best Ideas" Conference is organized by CIBC World Markets
 Institutional Equities.
     CIBC World Markets is the wholesale and corporate banking arm of CIBC,
 providing a range integrated credit and capital markets products,
 investment banking, and merchant banking to clients in key financial
 markets in North America and around the world. We provide innovative
 capital solutions and advisory expertise across a wide range of industries
 as well as top-ranked research for our corporate, government and
 institutional clients. On Nov. 4, 2007, CIBC announced the sale of its U.S.
 domestic investment banking, equities, leveraged finance and related debt
 capital markets businesses to Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. The transaction,
 due to close in January 2008, includes CIBC's Israeli investment banking
 and equities businesses, and certain parts of other U.S. capital
 markets-related businesses located in the U.K. and Asia. For more
 information, see the news releases on and

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