CIBC today issued a clarification to a media report carried by a Toronto newspaper this morning concerning its employees in New York.
Currently, almost 90 per cent of CIBC World Markets' 2,000 employees located in CIBC's One World Financial Centre premises have been accounted for and are safe. CIBC is endeavouring to contact remaining employees and we expect to complete that process in the next few days.
As is the case with most companies, mechanisms for reaching people in New York in the current environment are imperfect. However, at this stage, we are not aware of any loss of life or serious injury among our employees.