IR Magazine Europe Awards 2011

London, UNITED KINGDOM / Thursday, June 30, 2011

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(Listed alphabetically by company name in each category)

 

Pan-European awards

Grand prix for best overall investor relations – large-cap companies*

BASF (Germany)        

Nestlé (Switzerland)

Novo Nordisk (Denmark)

RWE (Germany)

 

Grand prix for best overall investor relations – mid-cap companies**

InterContinental Hotels Group (UK)

Kerry Group (Ireland)

Lanxess (Germany)

Umicore (Belgium)

 

Grand prix for best overall investor relations – small-cap companies***

Great Portland Estates (UK)

Konecranes (Finland)

Sligro Food Group (Netherlands)

William Hill (UK)

 

Best investor relations officer – large-cap companies

Oliver Schmidt – Allianz (Germany)

Magdalena Moll – BASF (Germany)

Susanne Schaffert & Isabella Zinck – Novartis (Switzerland)

Stephan Lowis & Martin Vahlbrock – RWE (Germany)

 

Best investor relations officer – small or mid-cap companies

Ian Christensen – Coloplast (Denmark)

Heather Wood – InterContinental Hotels Group (UK)

Oliver Stratmann – Lanxess (Germany)

Ulla Paajanen-Sainio – Stora Enso (Finland)

 

Best investor relations by a CEO – large-cap companies

Jürgen Hambrecht – BASF (Germany)

Zeinal Bava – Portugal Telecom (Portugal)

Bart Becht – Reckitt Benckiser (UK)

Paul Polman – Unilever (UK)

 

Best investor relations by a CEO – small or mid-cap companies

Toby Courtauld – Great Portland Estates (UK)

Stan McCarthy – Kerry Group (Ireland)

Pekka Lundmark – Konecranes (Finland)

Marc Grynberg – Umicore (Belgium)

 

Best investor relations by a CFO – large-cap companies

Simon Lowth – AstraZeneca (UK)

Jon Symonds – Novartis (Switzerland)

Jesper Brandgaard – Novo Nordisk (Denmark)

John Cryan – UBS (Switzerland)

 

Best investor relations by a CFO – small or mid-cap companies

Matthias Zachert* – Lanxess (Germany)

Huub van Rozendaal – Sligro Food Group (Netherlands)

Markus Rauramo – Stora Enso (Finland)

Christopher Rogers – Whitbread (UK)

*Matthias Zachert left Lanxess in March 2011 to take up his position as CFO at Merck. He is succeeded by Bernhard Düttmann, who was previously CFO at Biersdorf.

 

Best corporate literature

BASF (Germany)

Novo Nordisk (Denmark)

RWE (Germany)

Swedbank (Sweden)

 

Best use of technology for investor relations

BASF (Germany)        

K+S (Germany)

Nestlé (Switzerland)

Vestas Wind Systems (Denmark)

 

Best corporate governance and disclosure policy

BASF (Germany)

E.ON (Germany)

Nestlé (Switzerland)

Novo Nordisk (Denmark)

 

Best practice of corporate social responsibility

DSM (Netherlands)

Novo Nordisk (Denmark)

Rio Tinto (UK)

Vestas Wind Systems (Denmark)

 

Best analyst/investor meetings

BASF (Germany)

Lanxess (Germany)

Nestlé (Switzerland)

Umicore (Belgium)

 

Best investor relations during a corporate transaction

BASF (acquisition of Cognis)

International Power (merger with GDF Suez)

Lanxess (acquisition of DSM Elastomers)              

Man Group (acquisition of GLG)                            

Reckitt Benckiser (acquisition of SSL International) 

 

Best investor relations for an IPO

Amadeus (Spain)

Brenntag (Germany)

Christian Hansen (Denmark)

 

*Large-cap companies are those included in the FTSEurofirst 300 Index and companies not in that index but of equivalent size

**Small or mid-cap companies are those that do not meet the above

***Companies eligible for the grand prix for small-cap companies are those with a market cap of less than €2 bn

 

Best investor relations by country

 

Austria

Erste Bank 

OMV

Telekom Austria

voestalpine

 

Belgium

Delhaize Group

Nyrstar

Telenet

Umicore

 

Czech Republic

ČEZ Group

Komerčni banka

Telefónica Czech Republic

Unipetrol

 

Denmark

Carlsberg

Danske Bank

Novo Nordisk

Vestas Wind Systems

 

Finland

Kone

Sampo

Stora Enso

UPM-Kymmene

 

France

Danone

L’Oréal

Pernod-Ricard

Sanofi

 

Germany

BASF

E.ON

Lanxess

RWE

 

Greece

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company

Fourlis Holdings

National Bank of Greece

Piraeus Bank

 

Hungary

Gedeon Richter

Magyar Telekom

MOL Group

OTP Bank

 

Ireland

Kerry Group

Paddy Power

Ryanair Holdings

Smurfit Kappa Group

 

Italy

Enel

FIAT

Intesa Sanpaolo

Pirelli

 

Luxembourg & Netherlands

DSM

ING Group

Randstad

Royal KPN

 

Norway

Norsk Hydro

Orkla

Renewable Energy Corporation

Yara International

 

Poland

Bank Pekao

Lotos Group

PKN ORLEN

Telekomunikacja Polska

 

Portugal

EDP – Energias de Portugal

Galp Energy

Jerónimo Martins

Portugal Telecom

 

Russia

JSC VTB Bank

Magnit

NOVATEK

Rosneft Oil Company

 

Spain

Ferrovial

Iberdrola

Santander

Telefónica

 

Sweden

Nordea

SEB

Swedbank

TeliaSonera

 

Switzerland

Nestlé     

Novartis

UBS

Zurich Financial Services

 

UK

BG Group

InterContinental Hotels Group

Tullow Oil

Unilever

 

Best investor relations by sector

No short list. The winners of the following sectors will be announced on June 30:

Aerospace & defence

Alternative energy

Automobiles & parts

Banks & financial services

Chemicals/specialty chemicals

Construction & materials

Diversified industrials/industrial machinery/electronics

Food & beverages/tobacco

Forestry & paper

Healthcare/pharmaceuticals & biotech

Insurance

Media

Metals/mining/steel

Oil & gas

Personal care & household/luxury goods

Real estate

Retail

Support services/business services

Technology hardware & equipment

Technology software & services

Telecoms

Transport & transport infrastructure and services

Travel & leisure

Utilities