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The research analyst and/or associates who prepare our reports are compensated based upon (among other factors) the overall profitability of Clarus Securities and its affiliate, which includes the overall profitability of investment banking and related services.  In the normal course of our business, Clarus Securities or its affiliate may provide financial advisory and/or investment banking services for the issuers mentioned in our reports in return for remuneration and might seek to become engaged for such services from any of such issuers in our reports within the next three months.  Clarus Securities or its affiliate may buy from or sell to customers the securities of issuers mentioned in our reports on a principal basis.  Clarus Securities, its affiliate, and/or their respective officers, directors or employees may from time to time acquire, hold or sell securities discussed therein, or in related securities or in options, futures or other derivative instruments based thereon.

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Each Clarus Securities research analyst whose name appears on the front page of our research reports hereby certify that (i) the recommendations and opinions expressed in the research reports accurately reflect the research analyst's personal views about the company and securities that are the subject of their reports and all other companies and securities mentioned in their reports that are covered by such research analyst and (ii) no part of the research analyst's compensation was, is, or will be directly or indirectly, related to the specific recommendations or views expressed by such research analyst in their reports.

Equity Research Ratings

Recommendation 

Current #

Percentage

Buy

Attractively valued and expected to appreciate significantly from the current price over the next 12-18 months.

41

69%

Speculative Buy

Expected to appreciate significantly from the current price over the next 12-18 months.  Financial and/or operational risk is high in the analyst's view.

10

17%

Accumulate

Attractively valued and expected to appreciate moderately from the current price over the next 12-18 months.

1

2%

Hold

Fairly valued and expected to trade in line with the current price over the next 12-18 months.

5

8%

Sell

Overvalued and expected to decline from the current price over the next 12-18 months.

1

2%

Under Review

Pending additional review and/or information.  No rating presently assigned.

0

0%

Tender

Company Subject to an acquisition bid: accept offer.

1

2%



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Clarus Securities Inc. is a Participating Organization of the Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, Alpha, Lynx, MatchNow, CX2 and CHI-X.  Member, Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC).  Member, CIPF.