SOURCE: IR magazine

IR magazine

February 05, 2015 08:50 ET

TD Bank Retains Lead at IR Magazine Awards - Canada

Financial Services Group's Six Award Wins See It Stay Top of Canada Top 50

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - February 05, 2015) - TD Bank Group has been named the top Canadian company for investor relations at the IR Magazine Awards - Canada 2015. For the full list of winners, please scroll down or click here.

TD Bank secured six awards at this year's awards event, held on February 4 at the Fairmont Royal York in TD's home city of Toronto, including the grand prix for best overall IR by a large-cap company, best IR by a CFO at a large-cap company for Colleen Johnston and best IR by a company in the financials sector. And, for the first time, Rudy Sankovic, TD's investor relations officer for the last four years, won the award for best large-cap IRO. The group has also held on to its first place in the Canada Top 50 rankings. 

TD did not win best IR by a CEO this year, however, reflecting the departure of CEO Ed Clark, multiple winner of this award in recent years. This year's top CEO award went to Charles Brindamour of Intact Financial. Intact has been racing up the Canada Top 50 over the last few years and this year rises to fifth position in the rankings from 10th place last year.

ARC Resources, the energy company, won the grand prix for best IR by a mid-cap company as well as best IR by a company in the energy sector and best IRO at a mid-cap company for long-time IRO David Carey. Impressively for a mid-cap, ARC also ranks second in the Canada Top 50.

Third placed in the Canada Top 50 this year is CN, last year's runner-up and winner of five awards in 2015. This marks CN's fourth year in the top three.

Ranking fourth is mid-cap miner Agnico Eagle Mines, which won the award for best company in the materials sector and best IR by a CEO at a mid-cap company for Sean Boyd. He inspired one of the most enthusiastic compliments from an investor: 'He's so available. If you called him and asked him for a meeting in the South Pole, he'd be there yesterday.' 

About the awards
The IR Magazine Awards - Canada 2015 were decided by an independent telephone survey of more than 270 analysts and investors based in Canada. Similar to IR Magazine's other awards in the US, Europe and Asia, members of the investment community are asked to vote for the company they get the best IR service from in each awards category.

More information about the methodology employed, the views of analysts and investors, the award-winning companies and their IR programs can be found in the IR Magazine Investor Perception Study - Canada 2015, which will be available in a few days' time. This annual report on investor relations in Canada includes comments from investors and analysts about IR in Canada generally as well as about the top-ranked companies in particular. It also profiles the top 10 companies and lists each company mentioned in IR Magazine's survey.

For details on how to access your copy of the IR Magazine Investor Perception Study - Canada 2015, please contact Andrea Pion at andrea.pion@thecrossbordergroup.com.

Sponsors
This year's event was hosted in association with the Globe & Mail and co-sponsored by Agnico Eagle Mines, Annan & Sons, Blender Media, Broadridge, Businesswire, CIRI, CN, Computershare, DF King Canada, part of the CST group, Ipreo, Kingsdale Shareholder Services, Laurel Hill Advisory Group, Marketwired, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada, NYSE Group, OTC Markets, Q4, Scotiabank, The Works Design, TSX & TSX Venture Exchange.

About IR Magazine
For more than 25 years, IR Magazine has remained the only monthly global publication focused on the interactions between companies and their investors and analysts. IR Magazine helps investor relations professionals achieve more in their IR programs, benchmark their efforts and connect to the global IR community. IR Magazine also hosts events such as think tanks and conferences around the world. To learn more, please visit us online at www.irmagazine.com, on Twitter @IRMagazine and via our LinkedIn group IR Magazine Leaders.

IR MAGAZINE AWARDS - CANADA 2015
The full list of winners 

Grand prix for best overall investor relations (large cap) 
TD Bank Group 

Grand prix for best overall investor relations (mid-cap)  
ARC Resources 

Grand prix for best overall investor relations (small cap) 
Capstone Mining 

Best investor relations officer (large cap)  
Rudy Sankovic 
TD Bank Group 

Best investor relations officer (mid-cap)  
David Carey 
ARC Resources 

Best investor relations officer (small cap)  
Lisa Ottmann 
Trinidad Drilling 

Best IR by a CEO (large cap)  
Charles Brindamour
Intact Financial 

Best IR by a CEO (mid-cap)   
Sean Boyd
Agnico Eagle Mines 

Best IR by a CEO (small cap)  
Fred Stanford
Torex Gold Resources 

Best IR by a CFO (large cap)  
Colleen Johnston 
TD Bank Group 

Best IR by a CFO (mid-cap)  
Paul Bradley
Northland Power 

Best IR by a CFO (small cap)  
James Slattery
Capstone Mining 

Best financial reporting  
TD Bank Group 

Best use of technology  
TD Bank Group 

Best investor meetings  
CN 

Most progress in IR  
Loblaw Companies 

Best corporate governance  
CN 

Best sustainability practice   
Cenovus Energy 

Best IR during a corporate transaction 
Baytex Energy 

Best IR for an IPO  
PrairieSky Royalty 

Best IR by a TSX Venture Exchange-listed company  
Input Capital 

Best IR by a Canadian company in the US market  
Progressive Waste Solutions 

Best in sector 
Communications
 
TELUS 

Consumer discretionary   
Stantec 

Consumer staples   
Loblaw Companies 

Energy 
ARC Resources 

Financials   
TD Bank Group 

Industrials  
CN 

Materials 
Agnico Eagle Mines 

Technology  
Thomson Reuters 

Utilities 
Algonquin Power & Utilities 

Lifetime achievement in investor relations
Carol Hansell

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