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January 19, 2015 11:07 ET

IR Magazine Announces the Short Lists for IR Magazine Awards - Canada 2015

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - January 19, 2015) - With the IR Magazine Awards - Canada 2015 now just over two weeks away, the short lists are out and tension is mounting.

Nearly 300 Canadian analysts and portfolio managers told IR Magazine's researchers which companies are giving them the best investor relations service across a range of different areas, from financial reporting and use of technology to investor meetings and sustainability, from the quality of IR personnel to the effectiveness of senior management.

The investor perception study took the form of in-depth telephone interviews conducted by independent researchers who cross-examined the respondents both to identify award winners and to garner their opinions about the quality of investor relations in Canada more generally.

Now the votes have been counted and the short lists reveal that CN and TD Bank Group retain their dominant positions. These two have led the IR Magazine Canada Top 50 for the past three years, and in 2015 they appear on no fewer than 17 short lists between them: TD Bank appears on nine, CN appears on eight.

This year's event, the 17th IR Magazine Awards - Canada, will take place at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto on February 4. And today's publication of the short lists reveals who will be in contention. Following CN and TD Bank in the short list tally are ARC Resources on seven, and Agnico Eagle mines and TELUS, both on six.

In total, 55 companies are nominated for 31 awards and a total of 19 companies will collect awards on the night. 

Sponsors of the awards include:
Agnico Eagle Mines
Annan & Sons
Blender Media
DF King Canada, part of the CST group
Laurel Hill
Norton Rose
OTC Markets
The Globe & Mail
The Works Design
TSX Venture Exchange

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Full awards short lists
Alphabetical by company name
Grand prix for best overall investor relations (large cap)
Intact Financial
TD Bank Group
Grand prix for best overall investor relations (mid-cap)
Agnico Eagle Mines
ARC Resources
Baytex Energy
Progressive Waste Solutions
Grand prix for best overall investor relations (small cap)
Algonquin Power & Utilities
Calfrac Well Services
Capstone Mining
Trinidad Drilling
Best investor relations officer (large cap)
BCE - Thane Fotopoulos
Canadian Natural Resources - Douglas Proll
CN - Janet Drysdale
Rogers Communications - Bruce Mann
TD Bank Group - Rudy Sankovic
Best investor relations officer (mid-cap)
Agnico Eagle Mines - Brian Christie
ARC Resources - David Carey
Baytex Energy - Brian Ector
Progressive Waste Solutions - Chaya Cooperberg
Best investor relations officer (small cap)
Algonquin Power & Utilities - Kelly Castledine
Calfrac Well Services - Ian Gillies
Capstone Mining - Cindy Burnett
Trinidad Drilling - Lisa Ottmann
Best IR by a CEO (large cap)
Goldcorp - Charles Jeannes
Intact Financial - Charles Brindamour
TD Bank Group - Edmund Clark*
TELUS - Joe Natale
*Edmund Clark retired on November 1, 2014
Best IR by a CEO (mid-cap)
Agnico Eagle Mines - Sean Boyd
ARC Resources - Myron Stadnyk
Baytex Energy - James Bowzer
Lundin Mining Corporation - Paul Conibear
Best IR by a CEO (small cap)
Celestica - Craig Muhlhauser
North American Energy Partners - Martin Ferron
Torex Gold Resources - Fred Stanford
Best IR by a CFO (large cap)
CN - Luc Jobin
Goldcorp - Lindsay Hall
TD Bank Group - Colleen Johnston
TELUS - John Gossling
Best IR by a CFO (mid-cap)
Agnico Eagle Mines - David Smith
Air Canada - Michael Rousseau
Northland Power - Paul Bradley
RioCan REIT - Raghunath Davloor
Best IR by a CFO (small cap)
Alamos Gold - Jamie Porter
Capstone Mining - James Slattery
Corus Entertainment - Tom Peddie
Best financial reporting
ARC Resources
TD Bank Group
Best use of technology
Agnico Eagle Mines
ARC Resources
TD Bank Group
Best investor meetings
ARC Resources
Canadian Natural Resources
TD Bank Group
Most progress in IR
Athabasca Oil
Encana Corporation
Finning International
Loblaw Companies
Best corporate governance
TD Bank Group
Best sustainability practice
Cenovus Energy
Suncor Energy
Teck Resources
Best IR during a corporate transaction
Baytex Energy - Acquisition of Aurora Oil & Gas, June 2014
BCE - Privatization of Bell Aliant, October 2014
Element Financial - Acquisition of PHH Arval, July 2014, and strategic alliance with Trinity Industries, December 2013
Loblaw Companies - Acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart, completed March 2014
Best IR for an IPO
Callidus Capital Corporation April 2014
DIRTT Environmental Solutions November 2013
PrairieSky Royalty May 2014
Best IR by a TSX Venture Exchange-listed company
Bear Creek Mining
H2O Innovation
Input Capital
Best IR by a Canadian company in the US market
Progressive Waste Solutions
Valeant Pharmaceuticals
Best in sector
Corus Entertainment
Rogers Communications
Consumer discretionary
Air Canada
Magna International
Tim Hortons
Consumer staples
Loblaw Companies
Maple Leaf Foods
North West Company
ARC Resources
Canadian Natural Resources
Cenovus Energy
Suncor Energy
Element Financial
Intact Financial
TD Bank Group
Canadian Pacific Railway
Progressive Waste Solutions
Agnico Eagle Mines
Lundin Mining Corporation
Teck Resources
CGI Group
Thomson Reuters
Algonquin Power & Utilities
Innergex Renewable Energy
Northland Power
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