Winners announced at IR Magazine Canada Awards

    TORONTO, Feb. 6 /CNW/ - IR magazine announced the winners of the
prestigious IR Magazine Canada Awards 2009 at a gala reception at the Fairmont
Royal York earlier tonight. Among those taking home the top prizes were
multiple award winners CN, ARC Energy Trust and TD Bank Financial Group.
    On Friday morning (February 6) winners, nominees and representatives of
IR magazine will open trading at the TSX.
    The awards, widely seen as the benchmark for IR best practice, are the
result of an independent survey of analysts and investors that cover Canadian
companies. The survey was conducted by Mary Maude Research using samples
provided by Thomson Reuters and Equicom and additional data from TSX Group. To
identify the winners in two special categories, PrecisionIR Group surveyed
retail investors and Erdos & Morgan surveyed US investment professionals. The
complete results of the survey will be published in IR magazine's Investor
Perception Study, Canada 2009.
    The event was hosted in association with the Globe and Mail and is
co-sponsored by Barnes McInerney, Bell, Broadridge, Business Wire, CCR
Solutions, CIBC Mellon, CIRI, CNSX Canadian National Stock Exchange, CNW
Group, Computershare/Georgeson, Laurel Hill Advisory Group, Marketwire, NASDAQ
OMX, NYSE Euronext, otcQX, Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange.
    A full list of this year's winners is available below, or on our website
    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 10 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, Europe,
Canada, the Nordic region, Asia, Brazil and Ireland, with a combined annual
attendance of around 8,000 investor relations professionals. Visit for more details.

    Full list of winners

    Grand prix for best overall investor relations

    Large cap(*)
    ARC Energy Trust

    Cineplex Entertainment

    Small cap(*)
    Allon Therapeutics

    (*) Note about market caps: Mega-cap (over $10 bn), large cap ($1 bn to
        $10 bn), mid-cap ($250 mn to $1 bn) and small cap (under $250 mn) all
        refer to market capitalization as of the end of August 2008. The
        survey was conducted in October and November 2008.

    Best investor relations officer
    Robert Noorigian - CN

    Large cap
    David Carey - ARC Energy Trust

    Small or mid-cap
    Didier Filion - Cascades

    Best investor relations by a CEO
    Edmund Clark - TD Bank Financial Group

    Best annual report

    Best use of conferencing

    Best corporate governance

    Most progress in investor relations
    Trinidad Drilling

    Best investor relations by a CFO - under $10 bn market cap
    David Garofalo - Agnico-Eagle Mines

    Best investment community meetings - under $10 bn market cap
    Canadian Tire Corporation

    Best investor relations website - under $10 bn market cap
    CGI Group

    Best practice of corporate social responsibility
    Suncor Energy

    Best IR by a TSX Venture Exchange company
    Pure Technologies

    Best IR in the US market by a Canadian company
    Research In Motion

    Best retail investor communications
    TD Bank Financial Group

    Lifetime achievement in investor relations
    Jo Mira Clodman

For further information:

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

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