CHF Investor Relations welcomes Bob Leshchyshen as Director of Corporate Development



    TORONTO, Jan. 9 /CNW/ - CHF Investor Relations (Cavalcanti Hume Funfer
Inc.) today announced that Bob Leshchyshen has joined the Company as Director
of Corporate Development. Mr. Leshchyshen will use his equity research and
analysis expertise to furnish enhanced IR service to CHF's roster of clients
and provide for in-house research commentaries, as well as other strategic
activities.
    Backed by 30 years in the financial services industry, Bob Leshchyshen
built his research and analysis career having worked for several prominent
equity research and credit-rating organizations, including Independent Equity
Research (eResearch); Northern Securities; St. James Securities; Dominion Bond
Rating Service; PPM Fund Mangers (Canada), a unit of Prudential Life Insurance
Company; and McNeil Mantha. As an analyst, Bob has made his specialty in the
financial services and special situations sectors. In addition, he has held
senior positions with Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions -
federal regulator and the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario. He has a
MBA from the University of Toronto and is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst).
    Bob Leshchyshen's wealth of experience has shown him "how very successful
CHF has been at garnering new investor interest for clients using its
extensive retail broker network across Canada. They truly do build
relationships with brokers." He added, "I am pleased to be working with CHF's
financial industry veterans who differentiate CHF from other IR firms by
virtue of their seasoned experience in brokerage, trading and investment
sales, as well as corporate finance, market-making, and IR strategy. With me
now included, CHF has well over 80 years of balanced financial and investment
industry experience to call upon."
    CHF's CEO, Cathy Hume, commented "We've known Bob for ten years and after
he presented at the Conference CHF hosted in Sco Paulo on November 8th
"Harnessing the Potential of North American Capital Markets", we both realized
that working together could present exciting new opportunities for our
clients." The Conference was attended by over 30 Brazilian-listed companies,
several Brazilian financial institutions, over a dozen private companies and
some top brokerage firms looking for opportunities to access capital, improve
market liquidity, create visibility and gain recognition in Canada and North
America.
    CHF's international activities will also benefit from Leshchyshen's
involvement. He will lend his expertise to demonstrate to those companies
considering listing in Canada of how CHF Investor Relations can add to their
success.

    About CHF Investor Relations

    CHF Investor Relations, a proactive, results-driven firm, offers premium
IR service to an international portfolio of client companies operating in a
broad range of industries including communications, technology, industrial
applications technology, high-tech, mining exploration, development and
production, oil and gas, niche financial services and special situations. The
depth of capital market experience is formidable dating back to the late
1970's. When all the years are combined the firm boasts well over eight
decades of experience which is unrivaled by any other IR firm in Canada. CHF
provides comprehensive IR representation to the Canadian marketplace through
offices in Toronto and Calgary, while having branches in both Sco Paulo and
Shanghai. For information on our clients, please visit the CHF website at
www.chfir.com.





For further information:

For further information: Cathy Hume, CEO, T: (416) 868-1079 x231, E:
cathy@chfir.com; D'Arcy Funfer, Chairman & COO, T: (403) 410-6221, E:
darcy@chfir.com; Bob Leshchyshen, Director of Corporate Development, T: (416)
868-1079 x223, E: bob@chfir.com

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