Third annual Cantech Letter Awards to be held in January 2013

VANCOUVER, Sept. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Third annual Cantech Letter Awards to be held in January 2013 Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange support technology sector awards.

Cantech Letter is pleased to announce that the third annual Cantech Letter Awards will take place on January 11, 2013 at the TMX Broadcast Centre in Toronto.

The event will be hosted and sponsored by Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV). The Cantech Letter Awards recognize excellence in Canadian technology stocks. The awards are voted on by a panel of Canada's top technology analysts and the readers of Cantech Letter.  Cantech Letter and the award winners will open the trading day on TSX and TSXV  on Friday, January 11, 2013, with an official Market Open Ceremony.

This year's awards will feature four separate categories: Canadian Tech Stock of the Year (TSX), Canadian Tech Stock of the Year (TSXV), Canadian Tech Stock Executive of the Year (TSX) and Canadian Tech Stock Executive of the Year (TSXV). This is the first year awards will be presented in a separate category for TSX Venture listed companies. All companies listed in the Technology, Clean Technology and Life Sciences sectors on TSX and TSXV are eligible for awards.

"We're very pleased to partner with Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange for this year's Cantech Letter Awards," said Nick Waddell, Founding Editor of Cantech Letter.  "The exchanges are home to many world class technology companies and I'm particularly excited by those emerging on TSX Venture Exchange. We're proud to be championing a sector we think will have growing relevance in the years to come."

"We are pleased to support to the Cantech Letter Awards as well as the technology sector as a whole," said Robert Peterman, Director, Business Development, Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange. "We are excited to be a part of these awards and are proud to see listed companies receive recognition."

Past winners of the Cantech Letter Awards include MOSAID, 2011 Canadian Tech Stock of the Year, and James Skippen, Wi-LAN (TSX:WIN), 2011 Canadian Tech Stock Executive of the Year, Glentel (TSX:GLN), 2010 Canadian Tech Stock of the Year, and Mark Thierer, Catamaran Corp (TSX:CCT), 2010 Canadian Tech Stock Executive of the Year.

About Cantech Letter:

Founded in 2008 by Nick Waddell, Cantech Letter is an online magazine focusing on Canadian listed technology stocks. The site has grown into one of the most popular and respected financial sites in Canada, and was described by Canadian Business Magazine as "one of Canada's premier technology newsletters". Waddell, who is Senior Editor, is routinely called on by the mainstream media for perspective on Canadian tech stocks, having been featured on BNN, CTV News Channel, and the CBC program "The Lang and O'Leary Exchange" in addition to mainstream print media such as The International Business Times, The Globe and Mail, Macleans, The Waterloo Record, Canadian Business, and Business Insider.

SOURCE: Cantech Letter

For further information:

Nick Waddell
Founding Editor/Cantech Letter
www.cantechletter.com

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