IR Leader
April 30, 2019
...Canadian public companies were far more active in repurchasing their shares in 2018 than in any year since record keeping began in 1989. Through October, 627 million shares had been repurchased for cancellation by 209 issuers. The previous annual record of 557 million shares was set in 2007. The February 2019 issue of IR focus examines investor sentiment toward this use of capital and provides IR advice to those companies planning to launch a buyback in 2019.

IR focus, which provides a comprehensive framework for effectively addressing a single key topic or challenge, is one of the many resources CIRI provides to its members. If you're a CIRI member and missed the February issue of IR focus, click here to read it now. The next issue entitled 'How Do You Measure Success? An IRO's Guide to Objective Setting' will be published mid-May. Watch your inbox for it! 

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