Research Disclosures

Important Disclosures

Maison’s Research Disclosure

Rating Structure

Number Rating: Our number rating system is a range from 1 to 5. (1=Strong Sell; 2=Sell; 3=Hold; 4=Buy; 5=Strong Buy) With 5 considered among the best performers among its peers and “1” is the worst performing stock lagging its peer group. A “3” would be market perform in line with the TSX market. UR is “under review” and is given to companies dealing with either a new issue or is waiting to clear. NR =we do not have an opinion.

Corporate commentaries in Gold addresses analysis of long-term factors, quarterly developments and sometimes changes since previous reports. Recommendations, if any are buys, sells or holds.

Ratings, however are short term in nature where the universe of followed companies are rated against each other, on a relative basis or an assessment of how that company will perform against or relative to the sector.

Analyst’s Certification

As to each company covered in this report, each analyst certifies that the views expressed accurately reflect the analyst’s personal views about the subject securities or issuers. Each analyst has not, and will not receive, directly or indirectly compensation in exchange for expressing specific recommendations in this report.

Analyst’s Compensation

The compensation of the analyst who prepared this research report is based upon in part; the overall revenues and profitability of Maison Placements Canada Inc. Analysts are compensated on a salary and bonus system. Some factors affecting compensation include the productivity and quality of research, support to institutional, investment bankers, net revenues to the equity and investment banking revenue as well as compensation levels for analysts at competing brokerage dealers.

Analyst Stock Holdings

Equity research analysts and members of their households are permitted to invest in securities covered by them. No Maison analyst, or employee is permitted to effect a trade in the security of an issuer whereby there is an outstanding recommendation for a period of thirty calendar days before and five calendar days after the issuance of the research report.

Dissemination of Research

Research is distributed via an email marketing service in pdf form. Electronic formats are available upon request.

Exchange Diclosures

Aequitas Neo Exchange
As a shareholder of Aequitas Innovations Inc., the parent company of Aequitas Neo Exchange, Maison Placements Canada Inc. will have representation on the Aequitas Board of Directors. As a Canadian registered investment dealer bound by both internal and external requirements respecting the handling of client orders in a manner that provides each client with the most advantageous execution terms available, Maison Placements Canada Inc. will consider as part of its order routing protocol, execution opportunities on the Aequitas Neo Exchange.

General Disclosures

This report is approved by Maison Placements Canada Inc. (“Maison”) a Canadian investment dealer and a participating organization of the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange. Maison is a member of and is regulated by, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC). Maison is also a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF).

The information contained in this report has been compiled by Maison from sources believed to be reliable, but no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made by Maison, its affiliates or any other person as to its accuracy, completeness or correctness. All estimates, opinions and other information contained in this report constitute Maison’s judgment as of the date of this report, are subject to change without notice and are provided in good faith but without legal responsibility or liability.

Maison and its affiliates may have an investment banking or other relationship with the company that is the subject of this report and may trade in any of the securities mentioned herein either for their own account or the accounts of their customers. Accordingly, Maison or their affiliates may at any time have a long or short position in any such securities, related securities or in options, futures, or other derivative instruments based thereon.

This report is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities discussed herein in any jurisdiction where such offer or solicitation would be prohibited. As a result, the securities discussed in this report may not be eligible for sale in some jurisdictions. This report is not, and under no circumstances should be construed as, a solicitation to act as a securities broker or dealer in any jurisdiction by any person or company that is not legally permitted to carry on the business of a securities broker or dealer in that jurisdiction.

This material is prepared for general circulation to clients and does not have regard to the investment objective, financial situation or particular needs of any particular person. Investors should obtain advice on their own individual circumstances before making an investment decision. To the fullest extent permitted by law, neither Maison, its affiliates nor any other person accepts any liability whatsoever for any direct or consequential loss arising from any use of the information contained in this report.