Case Study: Osisko Mining Corp.

SELECTED CASE STUDY: OSISKO MINING CORP. (TSX: OSK)

First Canadian Capital Corp (FCCC) was retained by Osisko Exploration Ltd (“The Company,” now known as Osisko Mining Corp.) in November of 2005 to assist the Company in an Investor Relations and Market Awareness capacity. Prior to FCCC’s engagement, the Company had previously tried employing in-house as well as third party IR providers to gain a “market presence,” but felt the story wasn’t being conveyed effectively by these groups; as such, corporate value and commensurate market cap was unrealized. Beginning immediately upon hiring, FCCC’s IR program undertook to communicate the Osisko story to a wide ranging, multifaceted audience, generated from First Canadian’s extensive database of private investors, retail brokers, sector analysts, media contacts and institutional fund managers.

The points below provide a summary of the various IR initiatives First Canadian employed for Osisko

and the tangible success experienced in 60 months on the file:

  • Face to face meetings for management with analysts, brokers and investment bankers at the following firms: Richardson GMP Securities, Cormark Securities, Dundee Securities, CIBC World Markets, RBC Capital Markets, National Bank Financial, D&D Securities, Mackie Research Capital, Haywood Securities, TD Securities, Octagon Capital, MGI, Macquarie Private Wealth, Jennings Capital, Northern Securities, Pacific International Securities, Wellington West Capital Markets, Fraser Mackenzie, Thomas Weisel/Stifel Nicolaus and others. These Analyst and Banker introductions led to seven mainstream research reports and three financings totaling $900 million raised.
  •  Management introduction to numerous small cap resource fund managers in Canada, the United States and abroad. Many of these funds participated significantly in private placements and/or bought in the open market.
  •  Organization of numerous visits to Osisko’s Malartic, Quebec property. These field trips were attended by analysts, fund managers, bankers and major investors from FCC’s network.
  •  Countless one-on-one meetings, group presentations and luncheons for President Sean Roosen, with pre-qualified brokers at most of the above mentioned firms.
  •  Continued dialogue with Canadian and U.S. based newsletter writers, most of whom are now following Osisko and have written reports/recommendations on the Company.
  •  FCCC arranged for articles on Osisko which have been published in Resource World, Investor’s Digest, The Northern Miner, Planning for Profits, The National Post, The Globe and Mail and other publications.
  •  FCCC contacts at BNN have discussed the merits of Osisko on air several times and we arranged for President Sean Roosen to be interviewed on that station on numerous occasions.

 

The  table  above  underscores  the  tangible  developments  that  occurred  for  Osisko  since  FCCC’s  Investor
Relations engagement. During our five year tenure on the file, First Canadian played a key role in the day to
day marketing by constantly putting the story in front of new retail and institutional audiences, and keeping
thousands of existing and prospective investors aware of corporate developments as they occurred.

 


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