Canada celebrates top investor relations performance

Winners announced at the annual IR Magazine Canada Awards

TORONTO, Feb. 18 /CNW/ - Winners of the IR Magazine Canada Awards 2010 were revealed this evening at a gala event at the Fairmont Royal York, Toronto. Jane Watson of Jane Watson Investor Relations was honoured with the prize of Lifetime achievement in investor relations. The grand prix for best overall investor relations was divided into four categories by market capitalization, with EnCana scooping the award for a mega-cap company, Agnico-Eagle Mines winning the large-cap category, Cascades coming top for a mid-cap company and COM DEV International taking home the trophy in the small-cap category.

A full list of this year's award winners and sector leaders is available below, or on our website at www.irmagazinecanada.com.

The independent survey that provided the data for the awards was conducted by Mary Maude Research using samples provided by Thomson Reuters and Equicom and additional data from TMX Group. To identify the nominees in two special categories, PrecisionIR Group surveyed retail investors and Erdos & Morgan surveyed US investment professionals. The complete results of the survey are now available in IR magazine's Investor Perception Study, Canada 2010.

The event was hosted in association with the Globe and Mail and was co-sponsored by Bell, Broadridge, Business Wire, the Canadian Investor Relations Institute, CCR Solutions, CNW Group, Georgeson, Laurel Hill Advisory Group, Marketwire, NASDAQ OMX, NYSE Euronext, OTCQX, RR Donnelley, THE WORKS and TMX Group.

The IR magazine investor perception studies together make up the world's largest survey of this kind, each year canvassing more than 5,000 analysts and investors around the world and identifying award winners in seven different countries or regions. For more information on these studies, please contact Katy Littlewood at the number at the bottom of this release.

About Cross Border Ltd and IR magazine

Cross Border Ltd is the publisher in New York and London of IR magazine, the only global publication focused on the interface between companies and their investors. IR magazine hosts events in the US, UK, Europe, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Brazil. Visit www.thecrossbordergroup.com for more details.

    
    Full list of winners

    Best corporate governance
    CN

    Best use of conferencing
    EnCana

    Best investor relations by a TSX Venture Exchange company
    Cervus Equipment Corporation

    Best investment community meetings - small to large cap
    Corus Entertainment

    Best investor relations by a CFO - small to large cap
    David Garofalo - Agnico-Eagle Mines

    Best investor relations by a CEO - small to large cap
    Jürgen Schreiber - Shoppers Drug Mart

    Best investor relations website
    PotashCorp

    Best retail investor communications
    TD Bank Financial Group

    Best practice of corporate social responsibility
    Suncor Energy

    Lifetime achievement in investor relations
    Jane Watson - Watson Investor Relations

    Most progress in investor relations
    Talisman Energy

    Best investor relations in the US market by a Canadian company
    PotashCorp

    Best investor relations officer - small or mid-cap
    Darren Seed - Westport Innovations

    Best investor relations officer - large cap
    David Carey - ARC Resources

    Best investor relations officer - mega-cap
    Bruce Mann - Rogers Communications

    Grand prix for best overall investor relations - small cap
    COM DEV International

    Grand prix for best overall investor relations - mid-cap
    Cascades

    Grand prix for best overall investor relations - large cap
    Agnico-Eagle Mines

    Grand prix for best overall investor relations - mega-cap
    EnCana


    Sector leaders

    Clean technologies
    Westport Innovations

    Communications & media
    Rogers Communications

    Diversified industries
    CN

    Financial services
    TD Bank Financial Group

    Forest products
    Cascades

    Life sciences
    Biovail

    Mining
    Agnico-Eagle Mines

    Oil & gas
    EnCana

    Real estate
    Killam Properties

    Technology
    Research In Motion

    Utilities & pipelines
    TransCanada
    

SOURCE IR Magazine

For further information: For further information: Katy Littlewood, Webcomms coordinator, Email: katy.littlewood@thecrossbordergroup.com, Tel (direct): +44 20 7251 7523

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