First Call Placement

Canada Newswire has begun delivering Canadian public company news directly to the PR Newswire-First Call Wire. The First Call Network, a financial research network owned by
Thomson Financial, reaches an audience of 400,000 institutional investors, analysts and financial advisors. Canada Newswire says the agreement will be a boon to Canadian companies
seeking exposure in the U.S. financial community. (Canada Newswire: Melanie Kurzuk, 416/863-2086, Melanie.kurzuk@newswire.ca)