Owen Media Partners Inc. and CanWest MediaWorks Inc. Announce the Release of The 2008 Financial Post Directory of Directors

    TORONTO, Oct. 31 /CNW/ - Owen Media Partners (OMP)
(http://www.owen-media.com) announced today the release of the 2008 Financial
Post Directory of Directors.
    Since 1931, this outstanding Canadian publication, available in print and
CD-ROM, recognizes successful Canadian companies and the businessmen and women
who direct them. The 2008 Financial Post Directory of Directors delivers
detailed information on over 1,700 top Canadian companies and over 18,000
directors and executives from these organizations, in one comprehensive and
convenient listing. Information for this publication is compiled by Financial
Post DataGroup, a part of CanWest MediaWorks Inc.
    The Financial Post Directory of Directors lists Canadian businessmen and
women showing the directorships and offices they hold along with contact and
biographical information. The publication includes information provided by the
individuals and/or the companies and also includes a list of key Canadian
companies, both publicly traded and privately owned, with addresses and the
names of executive officers and directors.
    The Print Edition delivers information of directors and companies in an
easy to use alphabetical index, while the CD-ROM Edition offers the ease of
use functionality customers have come to expect from Owen Media Partners'
electronic products: The Marketing Edition is designed for users who want to
extract the data for use in their own database for communicating directly with
all or many of the listed individuals; the Research Edition delivers the same
content to users who plan to use the directory for research purposes, and is
offered at an affordable rate.
    "Owen Media Partners has exclusively distributed FP Directory of
Directors for years," says Lori Meloche, VP of Publications at OMP, "This year
we are seeing best-of-class reference content of top Canadian companies and
their directors in the 2008 Financial Post Directory of Directors."
    For 80 years, the Financial Post DataGroup has been the premier source
for corporate and financial information on publicly traded Canadian companies,
offering a full-range of financial information products both online and in
    "CanWest is pleased that the 2008 Directory of Directors is ready for
distribution to the Canadian business community by Owen Media Partners," said
Warren Cable, Vice President, FPinfomart.ca and E-Commerce, CanWest
MediaWorks. "The 2008 Edition is the most comprehensive listing on Canada's
executives and directors to help individuals and companies keep abreast of the
country's top business leaders."
    2008 Financial Post Directory of Directors is available to order at

    About Owen Media Partners Inc.
    Formed in 1995, Owen Media Partners Inc. (http://www.owen-media.com) is
Canada's leading information publisher for business and professional
customers. OMP publishes through seven distinct product lines
(http://www.owen-media-store.com). The gold standard of publications for the
Canadian financial services industry: the FP Fixed Income Set, FP Directory of
Directors, and FP Corporate Surveys are exclusively distributed by OMP. Over
the next twelve months, almost 50 million users in over 100 countries will use
OMP products to help make better informed decisions in the areas of finance,
purchasing, sales, marketing, research, safety, engineering and human

    About CanWest MediaWorks Inc.
    CanWest MediaWorks Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CanWest Global
Communications Corp. (TSX: CGS and CGS.A, www.canwestglobal.com), an
international media company. In addition to owning the Global Television
network, CanWest is Canada's largest publisher of English language daily
newspapers, and also owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in
conventional television, out-of-home advertising, specialty cable channels,
Web sites and radio networks in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Turkey,
Indonesia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.

For further information:

For further information: Yannic Chen, Phone: (905) 569-2243 Ext. 251,
Email: ychen@owen-media.com

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