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
Grand prix for best overall investor relations - large cap
Grand prix for best overall investor relations - mid-cap
Grand prix for best overall investor relations - small cap
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
Best investor relations by a CFO - small or mid-cap
Christian Dubé, Cascades
Best annual report
Best retail investor communications
Best corporate governance
Most progress in investor relations
Best investor relations for an IPO
lululemon athletica and TeraGo Networks
Best investor relations in the US market by a Canadian company
Best M&A investor relations
The Thomson Corporation (proposed merger with Reuters Group)
Best use of technology in investor relations
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel (direct): +44 20 7251 7520