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New Commerce Split Fund: Special Meeting Announcement

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/06/14 -- New Commerce Split Fund (the "Company") today announced that a special meeting of shareholders will be held at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern standard time) on May 14, 2014. The purpose of the meeting is to consider a special resolution to allow shareholders to continue their investment beyond the currently scheduled termination date of December 1, 2014. Under the proposal, the initial termination date would be extended by 5 years to December 1, 2019.

The special resolution will also include a proposal to modify the dividend policy for the Class I Preferred shares and the Class II Preferred shares as follows:


i.  Class II Preferred shareholders would immediately be eligible to begin
    receiving monthly dividends at the stated 7.5% annual dividend rate
    based on a new minimum threshold of mid-month net asset value being
    above $10 (currently at $11.40) beginning June 30, 2014.
ii. Class I Preferred shareholders would continue to receive monthly
    dividends based on their current annual fixed cumulative dividend of
    7.5% per Class I Preferred share until and including the November 30
    2014 monthly dividend. Effective for the
    December 31, 2014 monthly dividend, the Class I Preferred share annual
    cumulative dividend rate would be adjusted to 6.0% and this rate would
    remain in effect for the initial extension term of 5 years to December
    1, 2019.

Full details of the meeting will be contained in the Notice of Meeting and Management Information Circular which will be mailed on April 17, 2014 to all shareholders of record on April 9, 2014.

The Company invests in common shares of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, a Canadian financial institution.

Contacts:
New Commerce Split Fund
Investor Relations
416-304-4443
Toll Free: 1-877-4-Quadra (1-877-478-2372)
www.CommerceSplit.com

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