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Cross Border Ltd.

January 08, 2008 10:30 ET

IR Magazine Canada Awards Nominees Announced

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Jan. 8, 2008) - IR magazine announces the shortlisted nominees for its upcoming IR Magazine Canada Awards 2008. The winners will be announced at the annual black-tie gala dinner to be held in Toronto at the Fairmont Royal York on Thursday, February 7.

A full list of nominees in all categories appears below or can be obtained from the awards website at www.irmagazinecanada.com.

The awards are presented in association with The Globe and Mail, and are co-sponsored by ACT Conferencing, Barnes McInerney, Bell Conferencing, Broadridge, Business Wire, CCR Solutions, Christensen, Churchill Pryce IR, CIBC Mellon, CIRI, CNW Group, CNQ, Computershare / Georgeson, InterCall Canada, Laurel Hill Advisory Group, Marketwire, NASDAQ, NYSE Euronext, PrecisionIR Group, RR Donnelley, Thomson Financial, Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, VALE and Valiant Trust Company.

The awards are based on the results of an independent survey of more than 450 buy-side analysts, sell-side analysts, retail investors and portfolio managers. The research was carried out in partnership with Thomson Financial and PrecisionIR Group. The complete results from the survey are published in IR magazine's Investor Perception Study, Canada 2008.

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 14 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, the UK, continental Europe, Canada, the Nordic region, Asia, Brazil and Ireland, with a combined annual attendance of around 8,000 investor relations professionals. Visit www.thecrossbordergroup.com for more information.



IR MAGAZINE CANADA AWARDS 2008 SHORTLIST
(ALPHABETICAL)

Grand prix for best overall investor relations
Over $10 bn market cap
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CN
PotashCorp
Rogers Communications
Telus

Grand prix for best overall investor relations
$1 bn to $10 bn market cap
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BFI Canada Income Fund
Canadian Tire
Cognos
Nortel Networks

Grand prix for best overall investor relations
$250 mn to $1 bn market cap
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Angiotech Pharmaceuticals
Cascades
Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund
Sierra Wireless

Grand prix for best overall investor relations
Under $250 mn market cap
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Delphi Energy Corp
Draxis Health
Kaboose

Best investor relations officer
Over $10 bn market cap
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CN - Bob Noorigian
Rogers Communications - Bruce Mann
Suncor Energy - John Rogers
The Thomson Corporation - Frank Golden

Best investor relations officer
$1 bn to $10 bn market cap
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Axcan Pharma - Isabelle Adjahi
Cognos - John Lawlor
Nortel Networks Corporation - Janet Craig

Best investor relations officer
Under $1 bn market cap
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Cascades - Didier Filion & Marc Jasmin
Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund - Pat Marshall
Draxis Health - Jerry Ormiston

Best investor relations by a CEO
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Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund - Ellis Jacob
Manulife Financial - Dominic D'Alessandro
PotashCorp - Bill Doyle
Suncor Energy - Rick George
Telus - Darren Entwistle

Best annual report
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CN
PotashCorp
Rogers Communications
Telus

Best use of technology in IR
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Rogers Communications
Telus
The Thomson Corporation

Best use of conferencing
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Nortel Networks
Research in Motion
Shaw Communications

Best corporate governance
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Canadian Natural Resources
CN
Suncor Energy
Telus

Most progress in investor relations
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Bombardier
Canadian Pacific Railway
Nortel Networks

Best M&A investor relations
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TD Bank Financial Group - merger with TD Banknorth (April 2007)
The Thomson Corporation - proposed merger with Reuters Group
Viterra - formed by the merger of Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and Agricore
United (August 2007)

Best investor relations for an IPO
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Jump TV
Lululemon athletica
RuggedCom
TeraGo

Best IR by a TSX Venture Exchange company
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First Venture Technologies Corp
OutdoorPartners Media Corporation
Pan Orient Energy Corp

Best IR website
Over $10 bn market cap
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Manulife Financial
RBC Financial Group
The Thomson Corporation

Best investment community meetings
$1bn to $10bn market cap
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Agnico-Eagle Mines
BFI Canada Income Fund
Corus Entertainment

Best IR by a CFO
Under $1bn market cap
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Angiotech Pharmaceuticals - Tom Bailey
Cascades - Christian Dube
Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund - Gord Nelson
Trilogy Energy Trust - MG Kohut

Best investor relations in the US market
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Barrick Gold
Cardiome
Research In Motion
Rogers Communications

Best retail investor communications
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RBC Financial Group
TD Bank Financial Group
Telus


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