CNQ and Shareholder.com Reach Agreement on Services to Listed Companies
TORONTO (June 13, 2008) CNQ – Canada’s New Stock Exchange announced today that it has reached an agreement with Shareholder.com, a company owned by The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ OMX), to provide CNQ listed companies with preferential access to Shareholder.com’s extensive suite of services. This agreement will put CNQ companies on the same footing as NASDAQ-listed companies as to both service and price for a wide variety of investor relations services.
Since 1992, Shareholder.com has facilitated communications between listed companies, their shareholders and the investment community. They provide a comprehensive suite of shareholder communications and intelligence solutions: customized Investor Relations websites; audio, slide and video webcasting; conference call services; newswire services and email news broadcasting; online annual reports; mail fulfillment services; investor and peer intelligence; regulatory disclosure and ethics hotlines in both Canada and the USA.
Shareholder.com is 100% focused on providing innovative solutions to their corporate clients, and this world-class service is unparalleled in the industry. No other company has consistently supported Investor Relations with a full suite of shareholder communications solutions. www.shareholder.com
“CNQ welcomes this agreement as it gives our listed companies preferential access to another top flight service that will help them create and realize shareholder value”, said Robert Cook, CNQ’s President. “NASDAQ OMX has shown leadership in providing the Shareholder.com service to its own listings and we are pleased to add this offering to CNQ companies.”
Douglas Ventola, Vice President of Shareholder.com expressed his satisfaction with the agreement, saying, “We see this as a first step in deepening our relationships with Canadian companies through CNQ, an innovative and dynamic young stock exchange. NASDAQ OMX and Shareholder.com understand the challenges facing emerging companies and we are pleased to offer our services through an arrangement with CNQ.”
CNQ was recognized as a stock exchange by the Ontario Securities Commission in May, 2004 as the first new Canadian stock exchange in over 70 years. It is also the operator of Pure Trading, a high speed, low cost alternative market to trade securities listed on other Canadian stock exchanges, and the first to offer a visible competitive auction market. There are currently 78 investment dealers approved for direct access to both Pure Trading and the CNQ stock exchange. For more information, please visit the website at www.cnq.ca.
Shareholder.com, a NASDAQ OMX company, facilitates vital compliance and transparency communications between listed companies, their shareholders and the investment community. Shareholder.com provides a comprehensive suite of investor relations services, including shareholder communications and peer & intuitional investor intelligence solutions: customized investor relations websites, audio/video webcasts, conference call services, institutional targeting tools, surveillance, activist defense profiling, synchronous news dissemination, global fulfillment services and ethics hotlines. www.shareholder.com
For more information please contact:
CNQ - Canada's New Stock Exchange
Tel: 416/572.2000 ext. 2470