IR Leader
March 11, 2014

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How Institutional Investors Can Keep Activists at Bay

In recent years, shareholder activism has garnered tremendous media attention. High profile activist investors, such as Carl Icahn and Daniel Loeb, have challenged the management teams and boards of companies including Apple and Yahoo and pushed for share buybacks and special cash dividend distributions, amongst other strategies. The simple announcement of activist shareholders taking a stake in the target companies almost instantaneously results in share price appreciation driven by buying from retail investors.

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CSA Proposes Amendments to Accredited Investor and Minimum Amount Prospectus Exemptions

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) recently published for comment proposed amendments (the Proposed Amendments) to National Instrument 45-106 - Prospectus and Registration Exemptions (NI 45-106).

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Number of Women on Corporate Boards on the Rise Among Publicly Traded Companies

The representation of women on corporate boards is on the rise but the trend is exclusive to publicly traded companies, reveals a research study released this morning.

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Canadian Government Announces Framework and Deadline for Mandatory Payment Reporting by Mining and Oil and Gas Companies

Canada's Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver announced today that the Canadian government will enact legislation by April 2015 to require mining and oil and gas companies to publicly report the payments they make to governments for resource projects on a project-by-project basis.

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2014 Proxy Advisory Voting Guidelines: Proxy Season Highlights

While the Canadian Securities Administrators formulate a policy based approach to address concerns raised about services provided by proxy advisory firms, in preparing for the 2014 proxy season, it remains important to be familiar with the latest Canadian voting guidelines as prepared by two of North America's largest proxy advisory firms: Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) and Glass Lewis & Co. (Glass Lewis).

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A New Study: How Overpaid CEOs Tank Their Firms

Economic inequality. The issue has preoccupied liberals and conservatives alike this winter, and while they frame the problem differently, the evidence is indisputable: the gap between the bottom and top of the income ladder is widening, and has been for decades.

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Waiting for the Light

By almost every financial measure, the mining sector started 2014 in a dark place. Great assets, strong planning and good timing have sheltered some companies. The rest - the majority - are getting by on guts, cuts and creativity.

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Blockades: A Test of Wills and Skills

Company outreach and respect for the process of working with First Nations and other local communities ensures most mining projects never face direct action. But conflicts still happen and, if handled poorly, can be very costly.

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Bid to Speed 'Proxy Plumbing' Riles Activist Investors

An influential business lobby group may soon press the nation's securities regulator to speed up the "proxy plumbing" process that occurs in advance of a vote on a major deal, a prospect that has sparked outrage among activist hedge fund managers who argue that the same change will hurt their ability to mobilize support for their dissident campaigns and director candidates.

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