CIRI Awards the Belle Mulligan Scholarship for the 2014-2015 CIRI/Ivey Investor Relations Certification Program to Lori Rozali

TORONTO, June 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) awarded the Belle Mulligan Scholarship for the CIRI/Ivey Investor Relations Certification Program and Certified Professional in Investor Relations (CPIR) exam to Lori Rozali, Senior Analyst of Investor Relations at Teck Resources Limited at CIRI's 27th Annual Investor Relations Conference in Ottawa.

"Lori has 15 years of capital markets experience, seven of which have been in investor relations. When she joined the profession, Lori became an active member of CIRI and the CIRI BC Chapter, attending events and networking with leading IROs in an effort to enhance her investor relations knowledge," said Yvette Lokker, President and CEO, CIRI. "Lori's commitment to philanthropy has had a positive impact on CIRI as she co-chaired the CIRI BC Program Committee in 2008-2009 and prepared a case study that was published in the 2013 edition of CIRI's Guide to Developing an IR Program, further demonstrating her commitment to the profession."

"I am humbled and honoured to be awarded the prestigious Belle Mulligan Scholarship. Thank you to Len Mulligan and family, and to CIRI for this wonderful opportunity to further my knowledge through the CIRI/Ivey Investor Relations Certification Program," said Lori Rozali, Senior Analyst, Investor Relations, Teck Resources Limited.

CIRI has partnered with the Richard Ivey School of Business, Canada's top ranking business school, to develop a program that covers all relevant areas of the multi-disciplinary role of investor relations. This 10-month program is delivered through a combination of online and in-person classes. Once individuals have successfully completed the program, they may write an examination offered through CIRI to become a Certified Professional in Investor Relations (CPIR). The first program commenced in September 2011.

This Scholarship, which will be awarded annually, recognizes individuals who have chosen investor relations (IR) as their career and are keen to participate in this program to help them excel in IR through a deeper knowledge of the key areas of this dynamic profession.

It is being given in honour of the late Belle Mulligan (1940-2009) who will long be remembered as a leader and standard setter in the IR profession, and a founder of CIRI. Her passion for IR began through her association with NIRI in the early 1970s. When she returned to Canada in 1981, she joined a small cadre of IR leaders here to develop NIRI Canada, now CIRI. She served on both the CIRI and NIRI Boards, and was a frequent speaker at IR events. She was respected for her integrity, which cemented her credibility, and she was cited by one analyst as "adding 10% to the valuation" of the senior gold mining company she represented. Her professionalism won her many admirers, and her engaging personality and generous heart won her a wide circle of friends. She was a mentor to many IROs, urging them to set their sights high within their organizations.

"The selection committee was impressed with Lori's dedication to developing her investor relations knowledge and skills over the six-years she has been in the profession," said Len Mulligan, Belle's husband. "The committee was also impressed with her extensive volunteering, including her involvement with the CIRI British Columbia Chapter."

About CIRI

CIRI is a professional, not-for-profit association of executives responsible for communication between public corporations, investors and the financial community. CIRI contributes to the transparency and integrity of the Canadian capital market by advancing the practice of investor relations, the professional competency of its members and the stature of the profession. With more than 500 members and four chapters across the country, CIRI is the voice of IR in Canada. For further information, please visit CIRI.org.

SOURCE Canadian Investor Relations Institute



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