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Analysts and investors name the Global Top 50 of investor relations


-- IR Magazine and BNY Mellon celebrate the best investor relations teams from around the world

NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IR Magazine, in partnership with BNY Mellon, is pleased to announce the winners of the Global Top 50 Awards, recognizing excellence in investor relations around the world. In addition to the new Global Top 50 ranking for 2014, winners of four special awards were declared: Global Top IRO, for the best investor relations officer; Global Top Small/Mid-Cap IRO; Global Top Small/Mid-Cap; and Most Progress in IR. All the results and rankings are listed below.

The Global Top 50 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 was part of the three-day Global IR Forum presented by IR Magazine and the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), held in New York City on November 17-19.

"We are proud to partner with IR Magazine on the Global Top 50 awards," said Christopher M. Kearns, CEO of BNY Mellon's Depositary Receipts business. "We recognize the importance of a sound approach to the investor relations function and laud those companies that have achieved global recognition for their ability to effectively reach out to investors."

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

Global Top 50 Gold

  1. Covidien (US)
  2. BASF (Germany)
  3. Intel (US)
  4. Continental (Germany)
  5. China Telecom (China)
  6. Honeywell (US)
  7. CapitaLand (Singapore)
  8. Diageo (UK)
  9. The Linde Group (Germany)
  10. Novo Nordisk (Denmark)
  11. Danaher (US)
  12. StarHub (Singapore)
  13. TSMC (Taiwan)
  14. Allianz (Germany)
  15. Iberdrola (Spain)
  16. DBS Group (Singapore)
  17. SingTel (Singapore)
  18. Deutsche Post (Germany)
  19. Lenovo (China)
  20. Delta Electronics (Taiwan)

Global Top 50 Silver (alphabetical order)

Agile Property (China)

AkzoNobel (Netherlands)

Amadeus (Spain)

American Express (US)

Bayer (Germany)

China Resources Enterprise (Hong Kong)

CN (Canada)

EDP â€�’ Energias de Portugal (Portugal)

Ferrovial (Spain)

Itau Unibanco (Brazil)

Johnson & Johnson (US)

Kansas City Southern (US)

Kroton (Brazil)

L Brands (US)

Lanxess (Germany)

Munich Re (Germany)

Natura (Brazil)

Nestle (Switzerland)

NextEra Energy (US)

Qualcomm (US)

Roche (Switzerland)

RWE (Germany)

SEB (Sweden)

Southern Company (US)

Starbucks (US)

Swedbank (Sweden)

TD Bank Group (Canada)

TELUS (Canada)

Texas Instruments (US)

Unilever (UK)

Volkswagen (Germany)

Wright Medical Group (US)

Yara International (Norway)

Global Top IRO

Winner: Cole Lannum â€�’ Covidien (US)

Runners-up: Magdalena Moll â€�’ BASF (Germany); Rolf Woller â€�’ Continental (Germany)

Global Top Small/Mid-Cap (<$7.5 bn market cap)

Winner: StarHub (Singapore)

Runners-up: Agile Property (China), Lanxess (Germany), Wright Medical Group (US)

Global Top Small/Mid-Cap IRO (<$7.5 bn market cap)

Winner: Julie Tracy â€�’ Wright Medical Group (US)

Runners-up: Maggie Mui â€�’ Agile Property (China); Oliver Stratmann â€�’ Lanxess (Germany); Jeannie Ong â€�’ StarHub (Singapore)

Most Progress in IR

Winner: Loblaw Companies (Canada)

Runners-up: China State Construction Engineering Corporation (China), SEB (Sweden), Simon Property Group (US)

About IR Magazine
IR Magazine is the only monthly global publication that focuses on the interactions between companies and their investors. IR Magazine helps investor relations professionals achieve more in their IR programs, benchmark their efforts and connect to the global IR community. IR Magazine also hosts events such as awards, think tanks and conferences around the world. Connect with IR Magazine on and LinkedIn and via Twitter @IRmagazine.

About BNY Mellon

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