Media Advisory - 2008 Mergers and Acquisitions: Winning Moves for a Changing Game

    TORONTO, Jan. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - The meltdown in the U.S. subprime market
and a global credit crunch have pummeled North American equities in recent
    Top investment bankers, corporate legal counsel and a former Premier of
Ontario discuss the latest business, financial and legal challenges of today's
M&A market at 2008 Mergers and Acquisitions: Winning Moves for a Changing
Game, hosted by The Conference Board of Canada.

    When:    Wednesday, January 30, and Thursday, January 31, 20008

    Who:     8:15: a.m. - The Economic Forecast and its Implications for
             Canadian M&As
             Glen Hodgson, Senior Vice-President, Forecasting and Analysis
             and Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada

             9:00 a.m. - How Investment Banks View the Current M&A Market
             Jonathan Levin, Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
             R. Jamie Anderson, Deputy Chairman, RBC Capital Markets
             Edward P.H. Nash, Managing Director and Head, Mergers and
             Acquisitions, CIBC World Markets

             12:15 p.m. - Keynote presentation, The Hollowing Out of
             Corporate Canada
             The Hon. Bob Rae, Former Premier of Ontario and Partner,
             Goodmans LLP

    Where:   Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre, 525 Bay Street, Toronto

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    This conference is sponsored by Deloitte, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP,
Stikeman Elliott LLP, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, CIBC World Markets, Davies
Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, McCarthy Tétrault, Ogilvy Renault LLP, Scotia
Capital, Torys LLP, Fasken Martineau, Blakes, Goodmans LLP, American
Appraisal, Georgeson, and Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre.

For further information:

For further information: or media accreditation, contact: Yvonne
Squires, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, (613) 526-3090, ext. 221,; Media must register in advance.

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