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IR magazine

February 18, 2010 07:00 ET

Canada Celebrates Top Investor Relations Performance

Winners announced at the annual IR Magazine Canada Awards

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 18, 2010) - Winners of the IR Magazine Canada Awards 2010 were revealed this evening at a gala event at the Fairmont Royal York, Toronto. Jane Watson of Jane Watson Investor Relations was honoured with the prize of Lifetime achievement in investor relations. The grand prix for best overall investor relations was divided into four categories by market capitalization, with EnCana scooping the award for a mega-cap company, Agnico-Eagle Mines winning the large-cap category, Cascades coming top for a mid-cap company and COM DEV International taking home the trophy in the small-cap category.

A full list of this year's award winners and sector leaders is available below, or on our website at

The independent survey that provided the data for the awards was conducted by Mary Maude Research using samples provided by Thomson Reuters and Equicom and additional data from TMX Group. To identify the nominees in two special categories, PrecisionIR Group surveyed retail investors and Erdos & Morgan surveyed US investment professionals. The complete results of the survey are now available in IR magazine's Investor Perception Study, Canada 2010.

The event was hosted in association with the Globe and Mail and was co-sponsored by Bell, Broadridge, Business Wire, the Canadian Investor Relations Institute, CCR Solutions, CNW Group, Georgeson, Laurel Hill Advisory Group, Marketwire, NASDAQ OMX, NYSE Euronext, OTCQX, RR Donnelley, THE WORKS and TMX Group.

The IR magazine investor perception studies together make up the world's largest survey of this kind, each year canvassing more than 5,000 analysts and investors around the world and identifying award winners in seven different countries or regions. For more information on these studies, please contact Katy Littlewood at the number at the bottom of this release.

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Full list of winners

Best corporate governance

Best use of conferencing

Best investor relations by a TSX Venture Exchange company
Cervus Equipment Corporation

Best investment community meetings - small to large cap
Corus Entertainment

Best investor relations by a CFO - small to large cap
David Garofalo - Agnico-Eagle Mines

Best investor relations by a CEO - small to large cap
Jurgen Schreiber - Shoppers Drug Mart

Best investor relations website

Best retail investor communications
TD Bank Financial Group

Best practice of corporate social responsibility
Suncor Energy

Lifetime achievement in investor relations
Jane Watson - Watson Investor Relations

Most progress in investor relations
Talisman Energy

Best investor relations in the US market by a Canadian company

Best investor relations officer - small or mid-cap
Darren Seed - Westport Innovations

Best investor relations officer - large cap
David Carey - ARC Resources

Best investor relations officer - mega-cap
Bruce Mann - Rogers Communications

Grand prix for best overall investor relations - small cap
COM DEV International

Grand prix for best overall investor relations - mid-cap

Grand prix for best overall investor relations - large cap
Agnico-Eagle Mines

Grand prix for best overall investor relations - mega-cap

Sector leaders

Clean technologies
Westport Innovations

Communications & media
Rogers Communications

Diversified industries

Financial services
TD Bank Financial Group

Forest products

Life sciences

Agnico-Eagle Mines

Oil & gas

Real estate
Killam Properties

Research In Motion

Utilities & pipelines

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