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24th November 2019, Basseterre, St.Kitts. On November 19th, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank joined the worldwide community in celebrating the positive contributions men make to their families, communities and the world.

In keeping with the theme “Men Leading By Example,”the bank’s Basseterre branch welcomed Kadeem Perceival and Jaiden Cotton, two students from the Verchilds High School with an appetite for banking.

The students spent part of the day meeting with Country Manager, Andre Cadogan and “shadowing” various male senior executives and retail staff who exposed them to key areas within the bank including operations, personal lending and electronic services. After which two male members of staff treated the students to their first “corporate lunch.”

In wrapping up the visit Cadogan emphasized the importance of the exercise. He stated, “It is imperative that men in our community take active roles in portraying positive images both personally and professionally so that our boys can have positive role models to emulate. CIBC FirstCaribbean is committed to making its contribution in this regard.”

Both students were extremely grateful for the opportunity and left the branch even more convinced that banking was the path for them.


About FirstCaribbean

CIBC FirstCaribbean is a relationship bank offering a full range of market leading financial services through our Corporate and Investment Banking, Retail and Business Banking and Wealth Management segments. We are located in sixteen (16) countries around the Caribbean, providing the banking services that fit our customers’ lives through approximately 3,000 employees in 68 branches and offices. We are one of the largest regionally listed financial services institutions in the English and Dutch speaking Caribbean, with over US$11 billion in assets and market capitalization of US $2 billion.  We also have an office in Hong Kong. The face of banking is changing throughout the world and CIBC FirstCaribbean intends to lead these changes with the expertise, integrity and knowledge gained from banking in the Caribbean since 1836.

CIBC FirstCaribbean is a member of the CIBC Group. CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with 11 million personal banking and business clients. Through our three major business units – Retail and Business Banking, Wealth Management and Capital Markets – 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, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram or YouTube.

Media contact: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.

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