IR Magazine Canada Awards winners announced



    TORONTO, Feb. 7 /CNW/ - IR magazine has announced the winners of the
prestigious IR Magazine Canada Awards 2008. The winners were announced at the
annual black-tie gala dinner held in Toronto at the Fairmont Royal York on
Thursday, February 7. Among those taking home the top prizes were CN, Cognos,
Cineplex Entertainment and DRAXIS Health.
    On Friday morning, award winners along with representatives of IR
magazine will open trading at the TSX.
    A full list of winners in all categories appears below or can be obtained
from the awards website at www.irmagazinecanada.com.
    The awards were presented in association with The Globe and Mail, and
were co-sponsored by ACT Conferencing, Barnes McInerney, Bell Conferencing,
Broadridge, Business Wire, CCR Solutions, Christensen, Churchill Pryce IR,
CIBC Mellon, CIRI, CNW Group, CNQ, Computershare / Georgeson, InterCall
Canada, Laurel Hill Advisory Group, Marketwire, NASDAQ, NYSE Euronext,
PrecisionIR Group, RR Donnelley, Thomson Financial, Toronto Stock Exchange,
TSX Venture Exchange, VALE and Valiant Trust Company.
    The awards were based on the results of an independent survey, which was
sponsored by The Globe and Mail, of more than 350 buy-side analysts, sell-side
analysts, portfolio managers and retail investors. The research was carried
out by Mary Maude Research with the assistance of Thomson Financial, Equicom,
TSX Group and PrecisionIR Group. The complete results from the survey are
published in IR magazine's Investor Perception Study, Canada 2008.
    The IR magazine investor perception studies together make up the world's
largest survey of this kind, canvassing over 5,000 analysts and investors in
more than 14 countries and regions. Survey respondents nominate companies in
specific categories and offer their opinions on IR-related topics and trends.
For more information on the study, please contact Kate Giblin at the number
listed 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 annual awards ceremonies in the US, the UK,
continental Europe, Canada, the Nordic region, Asia, Brazil and Ireland, with
a combined annual attendance of around 8,000 investor relations professionals.
Visit www.thecrossbordergroup.com for more information.

    IR MAGAZINE CANADA AWARDS 2008 WINNERS

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

    Grand prix for best overall investor relations - large cap
    Cognos

    Grand prix for best overall investor relations - mid-cap
    Cineplex Entertainment

    Grand prix for best overall investor relations - small cap
    DRAXIS Health

    Best investor relations by a TSX Venture Exchange company
    Pan Orient Energy Corp

    Best investor relations by a CEO
    Darren Entwistle, TELUS Corporation

    Best investor relations officer - mega-cap
    Robert Noorigian, CN

    Best investor relations officer - large cap
    Janet Craig, Nortel

    Best investor relations officer - small or mid-cap
    Pat Marshall, Cineplex Entertainment

    Best investor relations website - mega-cap
    Manulife Financial Corporation

    Best investment community meetings - large cap
    Corus Entertainment

    Best investor relations by a CFO - small or mid-cap
    Christian Dubé, Cascades

    Best annual report
    CN

    Best retail investor communications
    RBC

    Best corporate governance
    TELUS Corporation

    Most progress in investor relations
    Nortel

    Best investor relations for an IPO
    lululemon athletica and TeraGo Networks

    Best investor relations in the US market by a Canadian company
    Rogers Communications

    Best M&A investor relations
    The Thomson Corporation (proposed merger with Reuters Group)

    Best use of technology in investor relations
    TELUS Corporation

    Best use of conferencing
    Research In Motion

    Lifetime achievement in investor relations
    Tom Enright, CEO, CNW Group





For further information:

For further information: Kate Giblin, Webcomms manager, Email:
kate.giblin@thecrossbordergroup.com, Tel (direct): +44 20 7251 7520

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