Global IR Forum celebrates the winners of the Global Top 50 Awards

Nov 22, 2013
<p><em>IR Magazine</em> and BNY Mellon name the best investor relations teams from around the world</p>

NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IR Magazine, in partnership with BNY Mellon, is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural Global Top 50 Awards, recognizing excellence in investor relations around the world. Special awards were given for the Global Top IRO, Global Top Small Cap and Global Top Mid-Cap; all rankings are listed below.

The Global Top 50, in partnership with BNY Mellon, was calculated based on IR Magazine's annual surveys of investors and analysts for its awards programs in the US, Canada, Europe, Greater China, South East Asia and Brazil.

The Global Top 50 Awards ceremony is part of the three-day Global IR Forum presented by IR Magazine and NIRI, held in New York City on November 18-20.

'These awards celebrate the achievements of global leaders,' said Christopher Kearns, chief executive officer of DRs at BNY Mellon. 'We are strong proponents of the value of investor relations and work with companies to develop best practices in the investor relations field to enable them to compete more effectively for capital internationally.'

For more information about the Global IR Forum, please visit www.globalirforum.org. Detailed information on the Global Top 50, including the methodology on how the rankings were devised and winners were decided, is available on www.irmagazine.com or by clicking here.

Global Top IRO
Winner: Coleman Lannum, Covidien (US)
Runners-up: Rolf Woller, Continental (Germany); Oliver Stratmann, Lanxess (Germany); Jeffrey Chastain, Noble Corporation (US)

Global Top Small Cap (<$5 bn)  
Winner: Lanxess (Germany)      
Runners-up: Agile Property (China), Kroton (Brazil), Pacific Basin Shipping (Hong Kong)

Global Top Mid-Cap ($5 bn–$10 bn)
Winner: China Resources Enterprise (Hong Kong)
Runners-up: Lenovo (China), Natura (Brazil), Wyndham Worldwide (US)             

Global Top 50 Gold
1 – BASF (Germany)
2 – Covidien (US)
3 – Intel (US)
4 – Lanxess (Germany)
5 – China Telecom (China)
6 – Amadeus (Spain)
7 – Danaher (US)
8 – Novo Nordisk (Denmark)
9 – Continental (Germany)
10 – TD Bank Group (Canada)
11 – Sanofi (France)
12 – TSMC (Taiwan)
13 – Unilever (UK)
14 – Delta Electronics (Taiwan)
15 – Repsol (Spain)
16 – Roche Holding (Switzerland)
17 – Honeywell (US)
18 – PetroChina (China)
19 – China Resources Enterprise (Hong Kong)
20 – Royal Dutch Shell (UK)

Global Top 50 Silver (in alphabetical order)
3M (US)
Allianz (Germany)
ASML (Netherlands)
Baxter International (US)
Bayer (Germany)
BNP Paribas (France)
Broadcom (US)
CapitaLand (Singapore)
Cisco Systems (US)
CN  (Canada)
DBS Group (Singapore)
Diageo (UK)
EDP – Energias de Portugal (Portugal)
Express Scripts (US)
FedEx (US)
Galp Energia (Portugal)
Iberdrola (Spain)
Itau Unibanco (Brazil)
JPMorgan Chase & Co (US)
Kansas City Southern (US)
Kroton (Brazil)
Lenovo (China)
Natura (Brazil)
NextEra Energy (US)
Pacific Basin Shipping (Hong Kong)
Qualcomm (US)
Rogers Communications (Canada)
RWE (Germany)
SABMiller (UK)
SingTel (Singapore)
Texas Instruments (US)
The Linde Group (Germany)
Volkswagen (Germany)
Wyndham Worldwide (US)
Yara International (Norway)

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