March 8 (Reuters) - Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce's first-quarter profit rose 9 percent, helped by growth across its segments, and the company said it plans a potential sale of its broker mortgage unit, FirstLine.
Canada's No. 5 bank, commonly known as CIBC, earned C$835 million ($833.13 million), or C$1.93 a share, compared with C$763 million, or C$1.80 a share, a year ago.
Excluding items, the bank earned C$1.97 a share.
Analysts on average had expected a profit of C$1.93 a share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.