CIRI Québec

CIRI Québec

February 24, 2009 09:01 ET

Leading Investor Relations Officer Isabelle Adjahi to Address Canadian Investor Relations Institute Quebec Chapter

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 24, 2009) - The Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI), Quebec Chapter is proud to announce that leading Investor Relations Officer, Isabelle Adjahi, will address capital market and communications professionals over lunch on Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 12:00 PM at the University Club of Montreal, located at 2047 Mansfield Street.

Ms. Adjahi, Senior Director, Investor Relations and Communications at Axcan Pharma, will present a case study on Axcan Pharma's award winning investor relations program that successfully took the Company from public to private, and beyond. Given Ms Adjahi's experience, this event is perfectly suited for communications professionals from both public and private sectors.

Isabelle Adjahi has headed up the Investor Relations and Communications Department at Axcan for eleven years, where she has developed investor relations and corporate communication programs that have increased Axcan's shareholder base from approximately 3,000 to over 9,000 shareholders with a particular focus on increasing institutional ownership in the United States. As part of this effort over 10 analysts have covered the company in depth up from 2 when she first took on the function, resulting in high awareness and excellent coverage. She has worked extensively in both the Canadian and American markets with experience across various fields including equity and debt financing, takeover bids, mergers and acquisitions, product acquisition or in-licensing as well as overall communication with current and potential investors, analysts, media, employees and other stakeholders.

Before joining Axcan, Ms. Adjahi worked in corporate finance in Montreal for Midland Walwyn Capital Inc. (now Merrill Lynch) and in France, for one of the largest banks.

She has a Masters in Foreign Languages and Literature and a degree in law from the University of Lyon (France).

Isabelle is past President of CIRI Quebec. She is the 2007 winner of "IR Magazine" Awards, in ""Best Investor Relations Officer under $1bn market cap" and ""Best Overall IR" categories.

Cost to register for this event

Quebec Chapter Member Price: $25.00, taxes included

Others Price: $45.00, taxes included

Open to media

About CIRI

The Canadian Investor Relations Institute is a professional, not-for-profit association of executives responsible for communication between public corporations, investors and the financial community. CIRI is dedicated to advancing the stature and credibility of the investor relations profession and the competency of its members. CIRI has over 800 members across Canada, and Chapters in four provinces (QU, ON, AB, and BC). More information is available at www.ciri.org.

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