Kingsdale Shareholder Services' Ian Robertson Wins Top 40 Under 40 Emerging Leader Award

Robertson is the only Canadian in his award category on the list of U.S. award winners and recognizes Kingsdale's growing dominance as North America's only integrated proxy advisory firm

TORONTO, April 8, 2016 /CNW/ - M&A Advisor, the world's premier leadership organization of M&A, Turnaround and Financing professionals, today announced Ian Robertson, Kingsdale Shareholder Services' Executive Vice President, Communication Strategy, as a winner of the Annual M&A Advisor Top 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders Awards. This award celebrates and recognizes the achievements of young and up-and-coming professionals who have reached a significant level of success and made a notable contribution to their industry and community.

"On behalf of Kingsdale and our client family, we want to congratulate Ian on this award.  It is a testament to the high standard of work we strive to deliver to our clients to achieve success that Ian has been recognized," said Wes Hall, CEO and Founder of Kingsdale. "As a key member of North America's only integrated proxy advisory firm Ian is helping set a new standard for strategic communications in contested and crisis situations."

Robertson oversees Kingsdale's strategic communications division with a focus on proactive communications, crisis management, and winning the hearts and minds of shareholders. His achievements in his field stem from his political days when he was winning the hearts and minds of voters as Chief of Staff and Campaign Manager for a major political party.

After establishing himself as one of Canada's top young political minds, Robertson arrived on Bay Street and is pioneering a new approach in the world of strategic communications. One that says in contested and deal situations, there is a big difference between disclosing and communicating. In the last year, Ian and the Kingsdale team have worked on numerous high profile transactions including Sprott Asset Management's $1 billion takeover of Central GoldTrust and Canadian Oil Sands' defense in a hostile turned friendly $6.6 billion bid by Suncor, in addition to numerous proxy fights and other special situations.    

The 7th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards Gala celebration will take place in New York City on June 10, 2016. For more information, visit: https://maadvisor.secure-platform.com/a

About Kingsdale Shareholder Services:

Since 2003, public companies across North America have looked to the expertise of Kingsdale Shareholder Services to help them reach out to shareholders to secure votes for annual meeting agenda items and transactions. Kingsdale has been engaged by more issuers and in more proxy contests than all other advisors in Canada combined and acted on the majority of M&A transactions each year. As Canada's preeminent shareholder services firm, Kingsdale offers an array of specialized services including: strategic and defensive advisory, proxy solicitation, shareholder identification, information agent, depositary, governance advisory and proxy analytics, asset reclamation, and corporate communications.

Strategic Communications

Kingsdale offers fully integrated, in-house communications services. Reducing the number of parties involved leads to better execution.  We provide clients with customized financial, investor and corporate communications on two parallel but integrated tracks: Crisis prevention and crisis management.

What sets us apart is the unique perspective we have on the view of investors and the messages that resonate with them.  Our services include proactive media relations, media training, executive communications and presentation training, press releases, crisis communications, letters to shareholders, strategic communications, retail outreach scripts, investor presentations, website design and management, and many more.

Please visit us at: www.kingsdaleshareholder.com

SOURCE Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc.

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For further information: Media: Mariah Clarkin, Marketing & Communications Specialist, Kingsdale Shareholder Services, Direct: 416-867-2357, Cell: 416-856-7212, mclarkin@kingsdaleshareholder.com

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