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NEW YORK, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Winners for best investor relations practices across the globe were announced at IR Magazine's awards dinner and ceremony on Thursday, March 21st.
Household names like Intel, JP Morgan Chase and Johnson & Johnson all walked away with coveted IR Magazine awards trophies for being the best in their category for investor relations.
"Over the 25 years we've been publishing IR Magazine, the worlds of publishing and IR have both changed beyond recognition. But fundamentally good IR is still a matter of building trust with the investment community - which is what all our award winners and nominees - as well as the IR Magazine US Top 100 - have achieved. My congratulations to them all." - Janet Dignan, CEO & Founding Editor, IR magazine
The IR Magazine awards are the industry's most prestigious and respected awards honoring leading companies and professionals in investor relations. Now in their 18th year, the IR Magazine Awards – US 2013 celebrated the best in IR last night at a black-tie dinner and ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. The awards were hosted by Ali Velshi, chief business correspondent of CNN. Velshi joined luminaries and legends of investor relations to congratulate the award winners and celebrate the 25th anniversary year of IR Magazine.
Tell the whole story: This year's winning companies have been profiled in the Investor Perception Study, US 2013, which is available now to pre-order. The report contains quotes from buy-side and sell-side analysts on why these companies were chosen as the best exponents of IR in the region, as well as their comments on corporate IR and wider topical IR issues. The report also contains interviews with the best-performing IR practitioners on their success strategies. The IPS is must-read material both for IR professionals and for journalists who write about investor relations in the US.
The winners are:
Grand prix for best overall investor relations program – large cap ($20 bn and over) Covidien
Grand prix for best overall investor relations program – mid-cap ($2 bn to $20 bn) Broadcom
Grand prix for best overall investor relations program – small cap (under $2 bn) ViroPharma
Best IR professional – large cap Covidien – Coleman Lannum
Best IR professional – mid-cap Noble Corporation – Jeffrey Chastain
Best IR professional – small cap ViroPharma – Robert Doody & Will Roberts
Best IR by a CEO or chairman – large cap JPMorgan Chase & Co – Jamie Dimon
Best IR by a CEO or chairman – mid-cap Calpine – Jack Fusco
Best IR by a CEO or chairman – small cap Pebblebrook Hotel Trust – Jon Bortz
Best IR by a CFO – large cap Honeywell – David Anderson
Best IR by a CFO – mid-cap Wyndham Worldwide – Thomas Conforti
Best IR by a CFO – small cap Cyberonics – Gregory Browne
Best financial reporting Intel
Best use of technology for IR Danaher
Best investment community meetings Intel
Best corporate governance Intel
Most progress in IR Maxim Integrated
Best sustainability practice FedEx
Best IR during a corporate transaction Express Scripts
Best crisis management JPMorgan Chase & Co
Best IR for an IPO ServiceNow
Best IR by an Asia-Pacific company in the US market Silicon Motion – Taiwan
Best IR by an European company in the US market Roche Holding
Best IR by a Latin American company in the US market BM&F Bovespa – Brazil
Sponsors of the awardsinclude American Stock Transfer & Trust Company (AST), Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BNY Mellon, Barclays, Bloomberg, Business Wire, Computershare|Georgeson, Context, Innisfree, Investis, Ipreo, Issuer Advisory Group (IAG), MacKenzie Partners, Marketwire, MBS Value Partners, MessageBank, The Mizuho Financial Group, NASDAQ OMX, NIRI, OTC Markets Group, PR Newswire, Q4 Web Systems, TD Bank, UBS and Wells Fargo Securities.
About IR Magazine Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2013, IR Magazine is the only global publication that focuses on the interactions between companies and their investors. IR Magazine helps investor relations professionals achieve more in their IR programs, benchmark their efforts and connect to the global IR community. IR Magazine also hosts events such as awards, think tanks and conferences around the world. To learn more, please visit www.InsideInvestorRelations.com. On social media, Twitter: @IRMagazine, Facebook: IRMagazine and LinkedIn group: IR Magazine Leaders
About CNN's Ali Velshi Connecting the news through finance, global issues, contemporary governance, education and big ideas, CNN's Ali Velshi executes several roles across CNN as the network's chief business correspondent and anchor of Your Money on CNN/US and World Business Today on CNN International. Visit Ali Velshi's website here.
About Cross Border Ltd Cross Border Ltd publishes IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary. Based in New York and London, the company reaches highly targeted audiences in the investor relations and corporate governance communities through the two magazines and accompanying newsletters, events and websites. With roots in the Economist Group, we are renowned for providing quality insight and a global perspective. Our flagship publications, IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary, are essential reading for executives around the world; and our awards are a key part of the calendar in leading financial centers including New York, London and Hong Kong.