TD Bank Group sweeps IR Magazine Awards -- Canada 2013 with record eight wins

Feb 07, 2013, 07:30 ET from IR Magazine

NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third year in a row, TD Bank Group has won over the investment community to be named the number one Canadian company in investor relations (IR) at the IR Magazine Awards – Canada 2013.

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Tuesday night's awards gala at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto was dominated by TD. Besides winning the grand prix for best overall IR – large cap, TD nabbed seven more trophies to win a record-breaking eight awards in one evening, including best IR by a CEO – large cap for Edmund Clark and best IR by a CFO – large cap for Colleen Johnston

More impressively, 2013 marks the third year in a row that TD has won the grand prix for large-cap companies. The same winning streak was achieved by Clark and Johnston, who both won IR Magazine Awards in 2011, 2012 and now again in 2013. 

Rogers Communications' Bruce Mann managed to prevent TD from winning every award category in which it was nominated by winning best investor relations officer – large cap. This is the third time Mann has taken the honor, having previously won in 2011 and 2007. This year, Rogers was a double winner with another award for best in sector – technologies.

Among the mid-cap companies, the grand prix for best overall IR went to Bombardier, another double winner with best in sector – industrials. Among the small-cap companies, the grand prix for best overall IR went to first-time nominee Genivar, whose CEO Pierre Shoiry was named Best IR by a CEO – small cap. For a full list of winners in all award categories, please see below.

Now in their 16th year, the IR Magazine Awards -- Canada are the result of intensive and painstaking research to identify the best IR at Canada's public companies and to provide a window into the thinking of IR's most important audience: the investment community. From a representative sample, weighted for Canada's industry sectors, researchers conducted in-depth interviews with 250 portfolio managers and analysts across Canada. The company with the highest score in a particular award category was declared the winner.

The IR Magazine Awards – Canada 2013 were sponsored by Annan & Sons, Bloomberg, Broadridge, Business Wire, CCR Solutions, CIRI (Canadian IR Institute), CNW, Computershare/Georgeson, CST Phoenix Advisors, The Globe and Mail, Ipreo, Kingsdale Shareholder Services, Laurel Hill Advisory Group, Marketwire, NASDAQ OMX Group, Nexen, OTC Markets Group, The Works Design Communications and TMX Group.

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Full list of winners of the IR Magazine Awards – Canada 2013


Grand prix for best overall investor relations – large cap (C$10 bn and over)                              

TD Bank Group

Grand prix for best overall investor relations – mid-cap (C$1 bn to C$10 bn)                   


Grand prix for best overall investor relations – small cap (under C$1 bn)


Best investor relations officer – large cap

Rogers Communications  

Bruce Mann                                                                

Best investor relations officer – mid-cap

Baytex Energy        

Brian Ector

Best investor relations officer – small cap

Dundee International REIT  

Barbara Wallner

Best investor relations by a CEO – large cap
TD Bank Group                  

Edmund Clark

Best investor relations by a CEO – mid-cap

Agnico-Eagle Mines                

Sean Boyd                                                                  

Best investor relations by a CEO – small cap


Pierre Shoiry

Best investor relations by a CFO – large cap

TD Bank Group                      

Colleen Johnston

Best investor relations by a CFO – mid-cap


Dan Lefaivre                                                                          

Best investor relations by a CFO – small cap (joint winners)

Descartes Systems Group      

Stephanie Ratza


Carlos Yam                                                                             

Best financial reporting                                                                                             

TD Bank Group                                                                                              

Best investment community meetings                                                                                               

TD Bank Group                                                                                              

Best use of technology                                                                                               

TD Bank Group                                                                                            

Most progress in investor relations                                                                                      


Best corporate governance                                                                                       

TD Bank Group                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Best sustainability practice

Cenovus Energy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Best IR during a corporate transaction


Best crisis management                                                                                             

Canadian Pacific Railway                                                                                           

Best IR by a TSX Venture Exchange-listed company                                                                      

Raging River Exploration

Best IR by a Canadian company in the US market

Sector awards

Consumer goods & services

Shoppers Drug Mart


Baytex Energy


TD Bank Group





Leisure & media

Corus Entertainment

Real estate

Dundee REIT


Rogers Communications



Utilities & pipelines



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