Covidien wins four IR awards while LinkedIn takes IPO prize

Mar 23, 2012
<p>Results of the IR Magazine US Awards 2012</p>

This year's top awards for investor relations went to Covidien, Broadcom and HealthSouth at the 17th annual IR Magazine US Awards, presented in association with Bloomberg. Plus, after months of excitement around LinkedIn's IPO, there was more cause for celebration at the gala event at Cipriani Wall Street yesterday evening: the award for best IR for an IPO. The full results are available below or at www.irmagazine.com/usawards2012.

The awards are based on an independent survey of over 700 investors overseen by IR Insight, IR magazine's research arm. Ipreo provided contact details for buy- and sell-side analysts and portfolio managers, then Fox Insight and Mary Maude Research canvassed their opinions and gathered votes via online surveys and telephone interviews. The complete survey results will be published in the IR magazine Investor Perception Study, US 2012.

The awards were presented in association with Bloomberg and were co-sponsored by American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, BNY Mellon Depositary Receipts, Business Wire, Citi Depositary Receipt Services, Computershare Georgeson, DG3, Edelman, GETCO, Innisfree, Ipreo, Issuer Advisory Group, LS Global Advisory Group, MacKenzie Partners, Marketwire, MessageBank, NASDAQ OMX, NIRI, NYSE Euronext, PR Newswire, TD Bank and UBS.

Full list of winners

Grand prix for best overall investor relations program - large cap

Covidien

Grand prix for best overall investor relations program - mid cap

Broadcom

Grand prix for best overall investor relations program - small cap

HealthSouth

Best IR professional - large cap

Covidien - Cole Lannum

Best IR professional - mid cap

Sirona Dental Systems - John Sweeney

Best IR professional - small cap

HealthSouth - Mary Ann Arico

Best IR by a CEO or chairman - large cap

Allergan - David Pyott

Best IR by a CEO or chairman - mid cap

ON Semiconductor - Keith Jackson

Best IR by a CEO or chairman - small cap

Steve Madden - Edward Rosenfeld

Best IR by a CFO - large cap

Honeywell - David Anderson
United Technologies - Gregory Hayes

Best IR by a CFO - mid cap

Broadcom - Eric Brandt

Best IR by a CFO - small cap

Werner Enterprises - John Steele

Best financial reporting

Qualcomm

Best use of technology for IR

Google

Best investment community meetings

Covidien

Best corporate governance

Danaher

Most progress in IR

Wyndham Worldwide

Best IR during a corporate transaction

Danaher

Best crisis management

General Electric

Best IR for an IPO

LinkedIn

Best investor relations by a European company in the US market

Shire Pharmaceuticals

Best investor relations by an Asia-Pacific company in the US market

Trina Solar

Best investor relations by a Latin American company in the US market

Cielo

Lifetime achievement

Bina Thompson - Colgate-Palmolive

SECTOR AWARDS

Consumer goods

The Coca-Cola Company

Consumer services/business services

Ryder System

Diversified industrials/automotive/forestry & paper

Danaher

Finance/speciality finance/insurance

JP Morgan Chase

Healthcare

Covidien

Leisure/media/restaurants

Wyndham Worldwide

Metals & mining/coal/steel

Peabody Energy

Oil & gas/oil services

National-Oilwell Varco

Pharmaceuticals/biotech/chemicals

Allergan

Retail

Limited Brands

Technology (Large-cap companies)

Qualcomm

Technology (Mid & small-cap companies)

Broadcom

Transport

FedEx

Utilities

Progress Energy

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