Leading Investor Relations Officer Isabelle adjahi to address Canadian Investor Relations Institute Quebec Chapter

    MONTREAL, Feb. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Investor Relations
Institute (CIRI), Quebec Chapter is proud to announce that leading Investor
Relations Officer, Isabelle Adjahi, will address capital market and
communications professionals over lunch on Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 12:00
PM at the University Club of Montreal, located at 2047 Mansfield Street.
    Ms. Adjahi, Senior Director, Investor Relations and Communications at
Axcan Pharma, will present a case study on Axcan Pharma's award winning
investor relations program that successfully took the Company from public to
private, and beyond. Given Ms Adjahi's experience, this event is perfectly
suited for communications professionals from both public and private sectors.
    Isabelle Adjahi has headed up the Investor Relations and Communications
Department at Axcan for eleven years, where she has developed investor
relations and corporate communication programs that have increased Axcan's
shareholder base from approximately 3,000 to over 9,000 shareholders with a
particular focus on increasing institutional ownership in the United States.
As part of this effort over 10 analysts have covered the company in depth up
from 2 when she first took on the function, resulting in high awareness and
excellent coverage. She has worked extensively in both the Canadian and
American markets with experience across various fields including equity and
debt financing, takeover bids, mergers and acquisitions, product acquisition
or in-licensing as well as overall communication with current and potential
investors, analysts, media, employees and other stakeholders.
    Before joining Axcan, Ms. Adjahi worked in corporate finance in Montreal
for Midland Walwyn Capital Inc. (now Merrill Lynch) and in France, for one of
the largest banks.
    She has a Masters in Foreign Languages and Literature and a degree in law
from the University of Lyon (France).
    Isabelle is past President of CIRI Quebec. She is the 2007 winner of "IR
Magazine" Awards, in ""Best Investor Relations Officer under $1bn market cap"
and ""Best Overall IR" categories.

    Cost to register for this event
    Quebec Chapter Member Price: $25.00, taxes included
    Others Price: $45.00, taxes included
    Open to media

    About CIRI

    The Canadian Investor Relations Institute is a professional,
not-for-profit association of executives responsible for communication between
public corporations, investors and the financial community. CIRI is dedicated
to advancing the stature and credibility of the investor relations profession
and the competency of its members. CIRI has over 800 members across Canada,
and Chapters in four provinces (QU, ON, AB, and BC). More information is
available at www.ciri.org.

For further information:

For further information: or to register for the event: Mireille
Filiatreault, CIRI Quebec, (514) 393-8875 x.245, Fax: (514) 393-8513,

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