China Telecom retains title at the IR Magazine Awards – Greater China

Dec 05, 2013
<p>Telecoms company wins six awards and is named top company in the IR Magazine Greater China Top 30 for second year running</p>

China Telecom has proved itself to be top of the IR pile in Greater China after being named the number one company in the region for the second year running at the IR Magazine Awards – Greater China 2013.

IR Magazine Awards – Greater China 2013 award winners
IR Magazine Awards – Greater China 2013 all nominees

The telecoms company also held onto six awards – matching its haul last year – over the 10 categories in which it was short-listed, including the grand prix for best overall investor relations by a large-cap company. It also won gongs for best investor relations by a mainland Chinese company, best corporate literature, best investment community meetings and best in sector for technologies & telecoms.

At the event, held at the Conrad Hong Kong hotel on Thursday, China Telecom’s Jacky Yung was also named as the best individual IRO in mainland China, beating off stiff competition from Pacific Basin Shipping and China Resources Enterprise.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) also maintained its IR performance, finishing in second place and remaining the second most-decorated company in Greater China for the second year in a row. The firm picked up awards for best corporate governance and disclosure and best investor relations by a Taiwanese company. TSMC’s director of corporate communications, Elizabeth Sun, who spoke on the evening, was named best IRO in Taiwan.

Fellow technology outfits Lenovo and Delta Electronics also performed well at this year’s awards, finishing third and fourth, respectively, while Taiwanese counterparts Far EasTone made an impressive assault on the rankings, climbing from 90th place in 2012 to reach seventh this year.

The IR Magazine Awards – Greater China 2013 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, 370 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 Greater China Top 30.

China Telecom is also the top-ranked Chinese company in the IR Magazine Asia Top 50, which is based on all the companies covered by IR Magazine’s two Asian awards events in South East Asia and Greater China. The full Asia Top 50 will be announced when the IR Magazine Investor Perception Study – Asia 2013/2014 is published later this month. This annual report on IR in Asia documents all the awards and rankings this year and profiles the top-ranked companies in the region.

To pre-order a copy of the IR Magazine Investor Perception Study – Asia 2013/2014, please contact Nicola Valentine at nicola.valentine@thecrossbordergroup.com.

About the IR Magazine Awards & Conference – Greater China 2013

Now in their 13th year, the IR Magazine Awards & Conference – Greater China are the most anticipated event of the year for the IR industry in the region. This year’s event was hosted in association with HKIRA and was co-sponsored by Bloomberg, BNY Mellon, Business Wire, China Resources Enterprise, EQS Asia, FTI Consulting, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Ipreo, irasia.com, NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions, Orient Capital, PR Newswire, Strategic Public Relations and TodayIR.

Top-ranked companies from the IR Magazine Greater China Top 30
(full list available in the IR Magazine Investor Perception Study – Asia 2013/2014)

1. China Telecom
2. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
3. Lenovo
4. Delta Electronics
5. Agile Property
6. China Resources Enterprise
7. Far EasTone
8. China State Construction Engineering Corporation
9. AAC Technologies
10. Link REIT

2013 Greater China awards winners

Category Winner
Best use of technology for investor relations Lenovo Group 
Best investor relations during a corporate transaction China Mengniu Dairy Company
Best in sector   
Banks & financial services China Minsheng Banking Corporation
Consumer goods & services (inc retail) China Resources Enterprise
Diversified industrials (including construction and conglomerates) China State Construction Engineering Corp
Energy Sinopec
Real estate Agile Property Holdings
Technologies & telecoms China Telecom Corporation
Transport (including logistics and infrastructure) Pacific Basin Shipping
Best corporate literature China Telecom Corporation
Best corporate governance and disclosure TSMC
Best sustainability practice Delta Electronics
Best investment community meetings China Telecom Corporation
Best IR by a CFO  Estella Ng- Country Garden Holdings 
Best IR by a CEO or president  Ping Chen- Delta Electronics
Best IRO- mainland China Jacky Yung - China Telecom Corporation
Best IRO -Hong Kong Peter Caveny- Galaxy Entertainment Group
Best IRO- Taiwan Elizabeth Sun- TSMC
Best overall IR by a mainland Chinese company China Telecom Corporation
Best overall IR by a Taiwanese company  TSMC
Best overall IR by a Hong Kong company  China Resources Enterprise
Grand prix for best overall investor relations - small or mid-cap Agile Property Holdings
Grand prix for best overall investor relations - large cap China Telecom Corporation
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