SingTel wins five times at IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia 2012

Dec 06, 2012
<p>Malaysian and Thai companies make historic gains in the IR Magazine South East Asia Top 25 as three banks land in the top 10 spots</p>

SingTel was the biggest winner at the IR Magazine Awards ‒ South East Asia 2012, winning five awards including the grand prix for best overall investor relations for a large cap, best corporate literature, best use of technology, best corporate governance and best in sector for technologies & telecoms.

IR Magazine announced the winners of this year’s awards on Thursday in a ceremony at Singapore Exchange.

This is the second year in a row SingTel has won the grand prix for best overall investor relations for a large cap. Even more impressively, SingTel has maintained its number one position in the IR Magazine South East Asia Top 25 ranking of public companies in the region.

Also of note are the historic gains of Malaysian and Thai companies in this year’s ranking, with three banks claiming spots in the top 10: CIMB Group at five, Public Bank at six, and Kasikornbank at eight.

Two other big winners at the IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia 2012 were CapitaLand and DBS Group: both companies took three wins. For the second consecutive year, DBS Group’s chief executive Piyush Gupta was awarded best IR by a CEO.

Among the familiar faces, Jeannie Ong of StarHub was the standout star of the 2012 awards, besting heavily favored CapitaLand and SingTel to win the title of best investor relations officer.

In the mid or small-cap category, Frasers Centrepoint Trust and Keppel Land shared the grand prix for best overall investor relations.

The IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia 2012 are decided solely by an independent survey of investors and analysts, all of whom are located in the region.

Just like in IR Magazine’s other awards in Europe and the Americas, investors and analysts are asked to vote for their favorite company in each awards category.

This year, 436 respondents took part in the survey. The company with the most votes in each respective category wins the award.

Votes for all award categories are aggregated to rank the IR Magazine South East Asia Top 25.

SingTel will be the top ranked company from South East Asia in IR Magazine’s Asia Top 50. The Asia Top 50 is based on all the companies covered by IR Magazine's two Asian awards events in South East Asia and Greater China.

The Asia Top 50 will be announced when the IR Magazine Investor Perception Study 2012/2013 is released in the near future. The annual report of IR in Asia documents all the awards and rankings this year and profiles over 50 of the top ranked IR teams in the region.

To pre-order a copy of the IR Magazine Investor Perception Study 2012/2013, please contact David Jenkins.

This year’s event was hosted in association with Singapore Exchange and the Investor Relations Professionals Association (IRPAS), and was co-sponsored by Bloomberg, BNY Mellon Depositary Receipts, Computershare Investor Services, Hong Bao Media, Ipreo, Nomura, Orient Capital, OTC Markets, PR Newswire Asia, and Thomson Reuters.

View the full list of winners here.

View photos from the IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia 2012 here.

IR Magazine South East Asia Top 25
(full list available in the IR Magazine Investor Perception Study ‒ Asia 2012/2013)
1: SingTel (Singapore)
2: DBS Group (Singapore)
3: CapitaLand (Singapore)
4: StarHub (Singapore)
5: CIMB Group (Malaysia)
6: Public Bank (Malaysia)
7: Keppel Corporation (Singapore)
8: Kasikornbank (Thailand)
9: Singapore Airlines (Singapore)
10: UOB (Singapore)

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