IR Magazine US Awards 2011

New York, UNITED STATES / Thursday, March 24, 2011

 

Awards

Winners 2011

Grand prix for best overall investor relations – large cap

Covidien

Grand prix for best overall investor relations – mid-cap

F5 Networks

Grand prix for best overall investor relations – small cap

United Online

Best investor relations officer – large cap

Coleman Lannum
Covidien

Best investor relations officer – mid-cap Kenneth Ohashi
Aéropostale
Best investor relations officer – small cap Carol DiRaimo
Jack in the Box

Best investor relations by a CFO - large cap

William Wheeler
MetLife

Best investor relations by a CFO - mid-cap

John Steele
Werner Enterprises

Best investor relations by a CFO - small cap

Victoria Reich
United Stationers

Best investor relations by a CEO - large cap

John Chambers
Cisco

Best investor relations by a CEO - mid-cap

Emanuel Chirico
Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation

Best investor relations by a CEO - small cap

Richard McCullough
Petroleum Development Corp

Lifetime achievement in investor relations Mickey Foster
Best financial reporting

JPMorgan Chase & Co

Best investor relations website

Microsoft

Best earnings calls

Covidien

Best corporate governance

Berkshire Hathaway

Most progress in investor relations

Apple

Best M&A investor relations

Oracle

Best crisis communications

JPMorgan Chase & Co

Best investor relations by a European company in the US

Roche Holding

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

Li & Fung

Sector leaders

Basic materials

Peabody Energy

Consumer goods

Johnson & Johnson

Consumer services

McDonald’s

Energy

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Financials

JPMorgan Chase & Co

Healthcare

Covidien

Industrials

United Technologies Corp

Technology

Qualcomm

Utilities

Northeast Utilities



Awards

Winners 2010

Grand prix for best overall investor relations – small cap Life Time Fitness
Grand prix for best overall investor relations – mid-cap Covance
Grand prix for best overall investor relations – large cap Express Scripts
Grand prix for best overall investor relations – mega-cap JPMorgan Chase & Co
Best investor relations officer – small cap Ken Cooper – Life Time Fitness
Best investor relations officer – mid-cap Paul Surdez – Covance
Best investor relations officer – large cap David Myers – Express Scripts
Best investor relations officer – mega-cap Lee McEntire & Kevin Stitt – Bank of America
Best retail investor communications GE
Best annual report – small to large cap Southwest Airlines
Best crisis communications – small to large cap Life Time Fitness
Best investor relations by a chairman or CEO – small to large cap Glen Senk – Urban Outfitters
Best corporate governance JPMorgan Chase & Co
Best investor relations website Chesapeake Energy
Most progress in investor relations AmTrust Financial Services
Best use of conferencing Gen-Probe
Best corporate advertising Verizon Communications
Best M&A investor relations Merck and Schering-Plough
Best IR by a continental European company in the US market ABB
Best IR by an Asia-Pacific company in the US market Infosys Technologies
Lifetime achievement in investor relations (Joint winners)
Kay Breakstone 
Carol Ruth 

Sector leaders

Consumer discretionary Life Time Fitness
Consumer staples Kellogg Company
Diversified GE
Energy Chesapeake Energy
Financials JPMorgan Chase & Co
Healthcare Covance
Industrials FedEx
Materials Ecolab
Technology Cisco
Telecommunication services AT&T
Utilities Northeast Utilities

 

Awards

Winners 2009

Grand prix for best overall investor relations – mega-cap* Wells Fargo
Grand prix for best overall investor relations – large cap* Texas Instruments
Grand prix for best overall investor relations – mid-cap* Humana
Grand prix for best overall investor relations – small cap* First Horizon National Corporation
Best investor relations officer – mega-cap* Bob Strickland, Wells Fargo
Best investor relations officer – large cap* Dave Pahl & Ron Slaymaker, Texas Instruments
Best investor relations officer – mid-cap* Regina Nethery, Humana
Best investor relations officer – small cap* David Miller, First Horizon National Corporation
Best investor relations by a chairman or CEO Rex Tillerson, ExxonMobil
Best corporate governance Wells Fargo
Best annual report (Joint winners)
Microsoft Corp
The Walt Disney Company 
Best investor relations website (Joint winners)
Aflac
JPMorgan Chase & Co 
Best crisis communications Goldman Sachs & Co
Most progress in investor relations
Special award for small to mid-cap companies (under $5 bn)
HealthSouth
Best use of conferencing
Special award for small to mid-cap companies (under $5 bn)
Continental Airlines
Best corporate advertising Charles Schwab
Best communications with the retail market Wells Fargo
Best investor relations by a continental European company in the US market Nokia
Best investor relations by an Asia-Pacific company in the US market Sony Corporation
Best M&A investor relations Wells Fargo and Wachovia
Lifetime achievement in investor relations Marty Shea
*Market cap ranges are based on market capitalization as of December 31, 2008 and are divided as follows for the grand prix for best overall investor relations and the best investor relations officer awards:
Mega-cap – over $30 bn
Large cap – $10 bn-$30 bn
Mid-cap – $2.5 bn-$9.9 bn
Small cap – under $2.5 bn

 

Awards

Winners 2008

Grand prix for best overall investor relations – mega-cap company GE
Grand prix for best overall investor relations – large-cap company Staples
Grand prix for best overall investor relations – mid-cap company Limited Brands
Grand prix for best overall investor relations – small-cap company Life Time Fitness
Best investor relations officer – mega-cap company Alice Lehman & Ellen Taylor – Wachovia
Best investor relations officer – large-cap company Laurel Lefebvre – Staples
Best investor relations officer – mid-cap company Tom Katzenmeyer & Amie Preston – Limited Brands
Best investor relations officer – small-cap company Ken Cooper – Life Time Fitness
Best investor relations by a chairman or CEO Michael McShane – Grant Prideco
Best investor relations by a CFO John Mahoney – Staples
Best corporate governance GE
Best use of conferencing Cisco
Most progress in investor relations Parker Hannifin Corporation
Best investor relations for an IPO (Joint winners)
Concho Resources
MF Global
Best M&A investor relations CommScope
Best corporate advertising Target
Best communications with the retail market GE
Best crisis communications – small to large-cap company (Joint winners)
JetBlue Airways
Mattel
Best annual report – small to mid-cap company Northeast Utilities
Best investor relations website – small to mid-cap company PF Chang’s China Bistro
Best investor relations by an Asia-Pacific company in the US market Infosys Technologies
Best investor relations by a continental European company in the US market Nokia
Lifetime achievement in investor relations Art Rivel

 

Awards

Winners 2007

Best annual report (large to mega-cap) Berkshire Hathaway
Best annual report (mid to large cap) Expeditors International of Washington
Best annual report (small to mid-cap) RPM International
Best communications with the retail market Aflac Incorporated
Best corporate advertising United Technologies
Best corporate governance GE
Best crisis communications (large to mega-cap) Pfizer
Best disclosure policy The Hartford Financial Services Group
Best investor relations by a chairman or CEO (Joint winners)
John Chambers – Cisco Systems 
AG Lafley – The Procter and Gamble Company
Best investor relations by a European company in the US market Nokia
Best investor relations by an Asia-Pacific company in the US market Toyota Motor
Best investor relations for an IPO Western Union
Best investor relations officer (large to mega-cap) Andrea Shaw Resnick – Coach
Best investor relations officer (mid to large cap) Tom Katzenmeyer and Amie Preston – Limited Brands
Best investor relations officer (small to mid-cap) Carol DiRaimo – Applebee's International
Best investor relations website (mid to large-cap) General Motors Corporation
Best M&A investor relations Hewlett Packard and Mercury Interactive
Best senior management communications Cisco Systems
Best use of conferencing (small to large cap) Zions Bancorporation
Best use of technology GE
Most improved investor relations DuPont
Lifetime achievement DeWitt Morrill
Grand prix for best overall investor relations (mega-cap) GE
Grand prix for best overall investor relations (large cap) Coach
Grand prix for best overall investor relations (mid-cap) Limited Brands
Grand prix for best overall investor relations (small cap) Applebee's International

 

Awards

Winners 2006

Grand prix for best overall investor relations GE (mega-cap)
Aflac (large cap)
Citrix Systems (mid-cap)
Applebee's (small cap)
Most improved investor relations McDonald's
Best investor relations officer Joe Binz & Colleen Healy, Microsoft (large to mega-cap)
Tom Katzenmeyer & Amie Preston, Limited Brands (mid to large cap)
Carol DiRaimo, Applebee's (small to mid-cap)
Best investor relations for an IPO Diamond Foods
Best senior management communications The EW Scripps Company
Best communications with the retail market GE
Best use of conferencing Citrix Systems
Best European company IR Nokia
Best Asia-Pacific company IR TSMC
Best corporate governance McGraw-Hill
Best website (Joint winners)
Cisco Systems
eBay
Best corporate advertising to the investment community Intel
Best disclosure policy Wachovia
Best use of financial media KLA-Tencor
Best use of technology Hartford Financial Services
Best IR by a chairman, president or CEO Jeffrey Immelt, GE
Best M&A investor relations Duke Energy/Cinergy
Washington Mutual/Providian Financial
Best annual report Berkshire Hathaway (large to mega-cap)
KLA-Tencor (mid to large cap)
(Joint winners)
Gentex and Leggett and Platt (small to mid-cap)

 

Awards

Winners 2005

Grand prix for best overall investor relations General Electric (over $30 bn)
Coach ($10bn to $30 bn)
Limited Brands ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)
Applebee's International (under $2.5 bn)
Most improved investor relations NCR
Best investor relations officer Verizon Communications – team led by Tom Bartlett (over $30 bn)
Coach – Andrea Shaw Resnick ($10 bn-$30 bn)
Limited Brands – Tom Katzenmeyer & Amie Preston ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)
Applebee's International – Carol DiRaimo (under $2.5 bn)
Best investor relations for an IPO (Joint winners)
Genworth Financial
Google
Best senior management communications American Eagle Outfitters
Best investment community meetings Cisco Systems
Best communications with the retail market General Electric
Best use of conferencing The EW Scripps Company
Best European company IR Novartis
Best Asia-Pacific company IR Samsung Electronics
Best corporate governance (Joint winners)
Ecolab 
Kinder Morgan
Best website Chico's FAS Smithfield Foods (small to mid-cap)
Best corporate advertising to the investment community (Joint winners)
General Electric and Tyco International (over $30 bn)
Genworth Financial ($10 bn-$30 bn)
Best disclosure policy Reliant Energy
Best use of financial media Microsoft (large to mega-cap)
Best use of technology Verizon Communications
Lifetime achievement in IR Sue Nunn
Best IR by a chairman, president or CEO TXU Corp – John Wilder
Best M&A investor relations Oracle/Peoplesoft
Award for corporate accountability Ira Millstein
Best annual report General Electric (over $30 bn)
Constellation Energy Group ($10 bn-$30 bn)
CarMax ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)

 

Awards

Winners 2004

Grand prix for best overall investor relations Cisco Systems (over $30 bn)
Guidant ($10 bn-$30 bn)
Limited Brands ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)
Applebee's International (under $2.5 bn)
Most improved investor relations E*TRADE Financial
Best investor relations officer Jim Bombassei & Marty Shea – Viacom (over $30 bn)
Andy Rieth – Guidant ($10 bn-$30 bn)
Tom Katzenmeyer & Amie Preston – Limited Brands ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)
Carol DiRaimo – Applebee's International (under $2.5 bn)
Best investor relations for an IPO Seagate Technology
Best senior management communications Limited Brands ($10 bn-$30b n)
Best communications with the retail market General Electric
Best use of conferencing Cisco Systems
Best European company IR Nokia
Best Latin American company IR Canon
Best corporate governance General Electric (over $30 bn)
(Joint winners)
Johnson Controls and The St Paul Companies ($10 bn-$30 bn)
Best website Limited Brands
Best corporate advertising to the investment community AFLAC IBM
Best disclosure policy Entergy (over $30 bn)
Iron Mountain ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)
Best use of financial media Genentech
Best use of technology Columbia Sportswear Company ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)
Lifetime achievement in IR Mark Aaron
Best IR by a chairman, president or CEO John Chambers – Cisco Systems
Best M&A investor relations Bank of America
Award for corporate accountability Bob Monks & Nell Minow
Best annual report Berkshire Hathaway (over $30 bn)
Yum! Brands ($10 bn-$30 bn)
Wendy's International ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)

 

Awards

Winners 2003

Grand prix for best overall investor relations Microsoft (over $30 bn)
Cardinal Health ($10 bn-$3 0bn)
Limited Brands ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)
Millennium Pharmaceuticals (under $2.5 bn)
Best corporate literature Berkshire Hathaway (over $30 bn)
AFLAC ($10 bn-$30 bn)
(Joint winners)
Tyson Foods, CDW Computer Centre and Tiffany and Co ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)
ATK (under $2.5 bn)
Most improved investor relations The Gap ($10 bn-$30 bn)
Best investor relations officer Team led by Doug Lusk – Intel (over $30 bn)
Ken Janke – AFLAC ($10 bn-$30 bn)
Randa Middleton & James Ryan – Lockheed Middleton (over $10 bn)
Tom Katzenmeyer & Amie Preston – Limited Brands ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)
Kevin O'Brien & Greg Schroeter – Nationwide Financial Services (under $2.5 bn)
Best investor relations for an IPO Travelers Property Casualty
Best senior management communications Limited Brands ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)
Best communications with the retail market Berkshire Hathaway (over $30 bn)
General Motors ($10 bn-$30 bn)
Starbucks ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)
Best use of conferencing Applebee's International (under $2.5 bn)
Best European company IR Nokia
Best Asia-Pacific company IR Sony
Best corporate governance General Electric
Best website Cisco Systems
Best corporate advertising to the investment community HP
Best disclosure policy ITT Industries ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)
Best use of financial media Microsoft
Best use of technology Cardinal Health ($10 bn-$30 bn)
Lifetime achievement in IR Carol Murray-Negron
Best IR by a chairman, president or CEO Mel Karmazin & Sumner Redstone – Viacom
Best M&A investor relations HP
The NIRI honorary award for the promotion of best practice investor relations Arthur Levitt

 

Awards

Winners 2002

Grand prix for best overall investor relations General Electric (over $30 bn)
AFLAC ($10 bn-$30 bn)
Tiffany and Co ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)
AmeriCredit Corporation (under $2.5 bn)
Best corporate literature Pfizer (over $30 bn)
AFLAC ($10 bn-$30 bn)
Tiffany and Co ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)
Nationwide Financial Services (under $2.5 bn)
Most improved investor relations Lucent Technologies ($10 bn-$30 bn)
Best investor relations officer (Joint winners)
Blair Christie – Cisco Systems, Joanna Morris & Mark Vachon – General Electric (over $30 bn)
Todd McKinney & Andy Reith – Guidant Corporation ($10 bn-$30 bn)
Mark Aaron – Tiffany and Co ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)
Kim Pulliam & Susan Sheffield – AmeriCredit Corporation (under $2.5 bn)
Best senior management communications The Limited ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)
Best investment community meetings Tektronix (under $2.5 bn)
Best communications with the retail market General Motors Corporation ($10 bn-$30 bn)
Wm Wrigley Jr Company ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)
RPM (under $2.5 bn)
Best use of conferencing Intel Corporation (over $30 bn)
Best European company IR Nokia
Best Latin American company IR Telmex
Best Asia-Pacific company IR Sony Corporation
Best corporate governance Jack in the Box Restaurants (under $2.5 bn)
Best website Verizon Communications (over $30 bn)
Best corporate advertising to the investment community IBM (over $10 bn)
Best disclosure policy Dynergy ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)
Best use of financial media Microsoft Corporation (over $30 bn)
Best use of technology Lockheed Martin Corporation ($10 bn-$30 bn)
Lifetime achievement in IR Larry Bishop
Best IR by a chairman, president or CEO John Chambers – Cisco Systems (over $30 bn)
Best M&A investor relations American International Group

 

Awards

Winners 2001

Grand prix for best overall investor relations General Electric (over $30 bn)
Dynergy ($10 bn-$30 bn)
Tiffany and Co ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)
Plantronics (under $2.5 bn)
Best corporate literature Deere and Company ($10 bn-$30 bn)
Tiffany and Co ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)
American Eagle Outfitters (under $2.5 bn)
Intimate Brands (under $2.5 bn)
Most improved investor relations Corning (over $30 bn)
The Walt Disney Company (over $30 bn)
Compaq Computers ($10 bn-$30 bn)
Archer Daniels Midland (under $10 bn)
Best investor relations officer Joanna Morris & Mark Vachon – General Electric (over $30 bn)
Ken Janke – AFLAC ($10 bn-$30 bn)
Mark Aaron – Tiffany and Co ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)
Debra Wasser – Veeco Instruments (under $2.5 bn)
Best investor relations for an IPO MetLife
Best senior management communications AMCC ($10 bn-$30 bn)
Best investment community meetings Costco Wholesale Corporation ($10 bn-$30 bn)
Viacom ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)
Akamai Technologies (under $2.5 bn)
Best communications with the retail market General Electric (over $30 bn)
Yahoo! ($10 bn-$30 bn)
Clayton Homes (under $10 bn)
Gateway (under $10 bn)
Best investor relations in a takeover Friendly: AOL Time Warner
Contested: Pfizer
Best use of conferencing Calpine Technologies ($10 bn-$30 bn)
ITT ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)
Akamai Technologies (under $2.5 bn)
Best European company IR Nokia
Best Latin American company IR Telmex
Best Asia-Pacific company IR Sony
Best website EMC Corporation
Best corporate advertising to the investment community Cisco Systems (over $30 bn)
Best disclosure policy Costco Wholesale Corporation ($10 bn-$30 bn)
eBay ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)
Plantronics (under $2.5 bn)
Best use of financial media Yahoo! ($10 bn-$30 bn)
Best use of technology (Joint winners)
Amazon.com
Apple Computer (under $10 bn)
Lifetime achievement in IR Debbie Kelly
Most innovative use of technology for the retail market Cisco Systems
Best IR by a chairman, president or CEO Jack Welch – General Electric (over $30 bn)

 

Awards

Winners 2000

Grand prix for best overall investor relations General Electric (over $30 bn)
Staples ($10 bn-$30 bn)
Exodus Communications ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)
Lam Research (under $2.5 bn)
Best corporate literature Enron ($10 bn-$30 bn)
Adobe Systems ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)
IDEC Pharmaceuticals (under $2.5 bn)
Most improved investor relations Texas Instruments (over $30 bn)
Xerox ($10 bn-$30 bn)
PeopleSoft ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)
Best investor relations officer John Mahoney – Staples ($10 bn-$30 bn)
Jane Whaley – Exodus Communications ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)
Rick Barraza – Calpine Corp(under $2.5 bn)
Best investor relations for an IPO Agilent Technologies
Best senior management communications Cardinal Health ($10 bn-$30 bn)
Best investment community meetings CVS Corp ($10 bn-$30 bn)
(Joint winners)
Apache Corp and Applied Micro Circuits ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)
Lam Research (under $2.5 bn)
Best communications with the retail market Microsoft (over $30 bn)
The Charles Schwab Corp ($10 bn-$30 bn)
Alliance Pharmaceutical ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)
Best investor relations in a takeover Contested: Warner-Lambert
Friendly: Tyco International
Best use of conferencing Intel (over $30 bn)
Apple Computer ($10 bn-$30 bn)
Delta Air Lines ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)
Best European company IR Nokia
Best Latin American company IR Telmex
Best Asia-Pacific company IR Sony
Best website Microsoft
Best corporate advertising to the investment community IBM
Best disclosure policy United Technologies ($10 bn-$30 bn)
Delta Airlines ($2.5 bn-$9.9 bn)
(Joint winners)
BJ's Wholesale Club and Mercury Interactive (under $2.5 bn)
Best use of financial media Applied Micro Circuits
Best use of technology (Joint winners)
Macromedia and Zebra Technologies (under $2.5 bn)
Lifetime achievement in IR Louis M Thompson Jr
Most innovative use of technology for the retail market Microsoft

 

Awards

Winners 1999

Grand prix for best overall investor relations General Electric (over $30 bn)
Colgate Palmolive (over $10 bn)
Anadarko Petroleum (under $10 bn)
Best corporate literature Coca-Cola (over $30 bn)
Sara Lee (over $10 bn)
Newell (under $10 bn)
Most improved investor relations

(Joint winners)
AT&T and Microsoft (over $30 bn) 
Avon Products (over $10 bn) 
PeopleSoft (under $10 bn)

Best investor relations officer General Electric (over $30 bn)
Duke Energy (over $10 bn)
(Joint winners)
Anadarko Petroleum and Newell (under $10 bn)
Best investor relations for an IPO Conoco
Best senior management communications (Joint winners)
Danaher and Network Associates (under $10 bn)
Best investment community meetings General Electric (over $30 bn)
3Com (over $10 bn)
Anadarko Petroleum (under $10 bn)
Best communications with the retail market General Electric (over $30 bn)
Staples (over $10 bn)
Starbucks (under $10 bn)
Best investor relations in a takeover Contested: AlliedSignal
Friendly: NationsBank
Best use of conferencing Intel (over $30 bn)
(Joint winners)
Duke Energy and Tellabs (over $10 bn)
Anadarko Petroleum (under $10 bn)
Best European company IR Nokia
Best Latin American company IR Cemex
Best Asia-Pacific company IR Sony
Best website Microsoft
Best corporate advertising to the investment community Apple Computer (under $10 bn)
Best disclosure policy General Electric (over $30 bn)
Sara Lee (over $10 bn)
Cooper Cameron (under $10 bn)
Best use of financial media Network Associates