TD Bank Group wins top distinction at IR Magazine Awards – Canada 2014

Feb 06, 2014
<p>Financial services group earns five awards, making it the top winner for four years in a row</p>

TD Bank Group has been named the top Canadian company for investor relations (IR) at the IR Magazine Awards – Canada 2014.

The financial services firm secured five awards, including the grand prix for best overall IR by a large-cap company, at this year’s event, which was held on February 5 at the Fairmont Royal York in TD’s home city of Toronto.

For the full list of winners, please scroll down. 

Bombardier at the IR Magazine Awards - Canada 2014
Bombardier takes home the grand prix award for best overall IR by a mid-cap firm

TD’s haul of trophies was enough to place it first in the Canada Top 50 rankings for the fourth year in a row. Similarly, 2014 marks the fourth year in a row that TD’s Edmund Clark and Colleen Johnston have retained their top standing with the investment community, earning recognition for best IR by a CEO and CFO, respectively, at a large-cap company.

Railway operator CN repeated its second-place finish as Janet Drysdale was named the best IRO at a large-cap company. CN walked away with four awards on the evening – twice the amount it won in 2013 – including best corporate governance and best investment community meetings.

Fellow transportation firm Bombardier also earned two more awards than last year, including the grand prix for best overall IR by a mid-cap firm and an award for the best use of technology. Though the company dropped a place in the rankings to finish sixth in 2014, Bombardier held onto its title for best IR in the industrials sector.

Lifetime achievement winner David Carey of ARC Resources
Best investor relations officer (mid-cap) winner David Carey, head of IR at ARC Resources, also takes home a lifetime achievement award

Other big winners at the event include Loblaw Companies, which surged up the Canada Top 50 to reach ninth place, a huge improvement on its 2013 finish of joint 146th place.

The company – Canada’s largest food retailer – also won awards for best IR during a corporate transaction for its acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart in early 2014, and for the most progress in IR. 

About the awards:

The IR Magazine Awards – Canada 2014 were decided by an independent survey of more than 260 analysts and investors based in Canada who were asked to vote for the company they think provides the best IR service in each awards category. IR Magazine conducts similar awards programs in the US, Europe, Brazil and Asia.

More information about the methodology used, 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 2014, which will be published within a few days of the date of this news release. The study also profiles each award-winning company in the region and lists each company mentioned in IR Magazine’s survey.

To pre-order a copy of the IR Magazine Investor Perception Study – Canada 2014, 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 Annan & Sons, Blender Media, Broadridge, Businesswire, CIRI, Computershare Georgeson, CST Phoenix Advisors, Ipreo, Kingsdale Shareholder Services, Laurel Hill Advisory Group, Marketwired, NASDAQ OMX, Norton Rose Fulbright, NYSE, Q4 Web Systems, Scotiabank, The Works Design and TMX Group.

2014 Canada award winners

Category Winner
Grand prix for best overall investor relations – large cap TD Bank Group
Grand prix for best overall investor relations – mid-cap Bombardier
Grand prix for best overall investor relations – small cap Semafo
Best investor relations officer – large cap CN – Janet Drysdale
Best investor relations officer – mid-cap ARC Resources – David Carey
Best investor relations officer – small cap Churchill Corporation – Andrew Apedoe
Best investor relations by a CEO – large cap TD Bank Group – Edmund Clark
Best investor relations by a CEO – mid-cap Bombardier – Pierre Beaudoin
Best investor relations by a CEO – small cap Interfor – Duncan Davies
Best investor relations by a CFO – large cap TD Bank Group – Colleen Johnston
Best investor relations by a CFO – mid-cap Cineplex Entertainment – Gord Nelson
Best investor relations by a CFO – small cap Tembec – Michel Dumas
Best financial reporting TD Bank Group
Best investment community meetings CN
Best use of technology Bombardier
Most progress in investor relations Loblaw Companies
Best corporate governance CN
Best sustainability practice Cenovus Energy
Best IR during a corporate transaction Loblaw Companies
Best crisis management TELUS
Best IR for an IPO Hudson’s Bay Company
Best IR by a TSX Venture Exchange-listed company Painted Pony Petroleum
Best IR by a Canadian company in the US market lululemon

Best in sector

Consumer goods & services Loblaw Companies
Energy ARC Resources
Financials TD Bank Group
Forest products Domtar
Industrials Bombardier
Leisure & media Cineplex Entertainment
Materials Teck Resources
Real estate RioCan REIT
Technology TELUS
Transport CN
Utilities & pipelines Enbridge
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