IR Magazine Canada Awards nominees announced

    LONDON, Jan. 8 /CNW/ - IR magazine announces the shortlisted nominees for
its upcoming IR Magazine Canada Awards 2008. The winners will be announced at
the annual black-tie gala dinner to be held in Toronto at the Fairmont Royal
York on Thursday, February 7.
    A full list of nominees in all categories appears below or can be
obtained from the awards website at
    The awards are presented in association with The Globe and Mail, and are
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 are based on the results of an independent survey of more than
450 buy-side analysts, sell-side analysts, retail investors and portfolio
managers. The research was carried out in partnership with Thomson Financial
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.
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    Grand prix for best overall investor relations
    Over $10 bn market cap
    Rogers Communications

    Grand prix for best overall investor relations
    $1 bn to $10 bn market cap
    BFI Canada Income Fund
    Canadian Tire
    Nortel Networks

    Grand prix for best overall investor relations
    $250 mn to $1 bn market cap
    Angiotech Pharmaceuticals
    Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund
    Sierra Wireless

    Grand prix for best overall investor relations
    Under $250 mn market cap
    Delphi Energy Corp
    Draxis Health

    Best investor relations officer
    Over $10 bn market cap
    CN - Bob Noorigian
    Rogers Communications - Bruce Mann
    Suncor Energy - John Rogers
    The Thomson Corporation - Frank Golden

    Best investor relations officer
    $1 bn to $10 bn market cap
    Axcan Pharma - Isabelle Adjahi
    Cognos - John Lawlor
    Nortel Networks Corporation - Janet Craig

    Best investor relations officer
    Under $1 bn market cap
    Cascades - Didier Filion & Marc Jasmin
    Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund - Pat Marshall
    Draxis Health - Jerry Ormiston

    Best investor relations by a CEO
    Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund - Ellis Jacob
    Manulife Financial - Dominic D'Alessandro
    PotashCorp - Bill Doyle
    Suncor Energy - Rick George
    Telus - Darren Entwistle

    Best annual report
    Rogers Communications

    Best use of technology in IR
    Rogers Communications
    The Thomson Corporation

    Best use of conferencing
    Nortel Networks
    Research in Motion
    Shaw Communications

    Best corporate governance
    Canadian Natural Resources
    Suncor Energy

    Most progress in investor relations
    Canadian Pacific Railway
    Nortel Networks

    Best M&A investor relations
    TD Bank Financial Group - merger with TD Banknorth (April 2007)
    The Thomson Corporation - proposed merger with Reuters Group
    Viterra - formed by the merger of Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and Agricore
United (August 2007)

    Best investor relations for an IPO
    Jump TV
    Lululemon athletica

    Best IR by a TSX Venture Exchange company
    First Venture Technologies Corp
    OutdoorPartners Media Corporation
    Pan Orient Energy Corp

    Best IR website
    Over $10 bn market cap
    Manulife Financial
    RBC Financial Group
    The Thomson Corporation

    Best investment community meetings
    $1bn to $10bn market cap
    Agnico-Eagle Mines
    BFI Canada Income Fund
    Corus Entertainment

    Best IR by a CFO
    Under $1bn market cap
    Angiotech Pharmaceuticals - Tom Bailey
    Cascades - Christian Dube
    Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund - Gord Nelson
    Trilogy Energy Trust - MG Kohut

    Best investor relations in the US market
    Barrick Gold
    Research In Motion
    Rogers Communications

    Best retail investor communications
    RBC Financial Group
    TD Bank Financial Group

For further information:

For further information: Kate Giblin, Webcomms manager, Email:, Tel (direct): +44 20 7251 7520

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