SOURCE: IR magazine

IR Magazine

March 01, 2010 13:50 ET

GE Gets the Most Nominations for Leading IR -- But Who Will Win?

Nominees Announced for the IR Magazine US Awards 2010

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 1, 2010) -  The nominees for this year's IR Magazine US Awards have just been announced. GE received the most nominations of any company, being named in five categories including the grand prix for best overall investor relations by a mega-cap company. Life Time Fitness, Chesapeake Energy and JPMorgan Chase & Co were named in four categories each. But there's still everything left to play for: the IR world will have to wait to see who will walk away with the prizes on the night.

The winners will be announced at a gala event at Cipriani Wall Street on Wednesday, March 24, 2010. A full list of this year's award nominees and a list of the sector leaders are available below, or on our website at www.irmagazineus.com.

An independent survey of investors elects the best performers of investor relations in categories such as best crisis communications, best IR by a chairman/CEO and best IR by a continental European company in the US market. Erdos & Morgan used databases from Thomson Reuters and Ipreo to invite the full universe of US investment professionals to participate in an online survey between December 2009 and January 2010. For best communications with the retail market, Barron's Online subscribers and BetterInvesting members completed a separate online survey. In total, 1,948 investment professionals and 1,866 retail investors voted. The complete results of the survey will be published in IR magazine's Investor Perception Study, US 2010.

The event will be hosted in association with Barron's and is co-sponsored by American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital, BNY Mellon Depositary Receipts, BNY Mellon Shareowner Services, Business Wire, Chorus Call, Deutsche Bank ADR Group, Financial Times, GE, Georgeson, Innisfree M&A Incorporated, IPG, Ipreo, Kreab Gavin Anderson, Laurel Hill Advisory Group, MacKenzie Partners, Marketwire, NASDAQ OMX, National Investor Relations Institute, NYSE Euronext, PR Newswire, and Wells Fargo Shareowner Services.

The IR magazine investor perception studies together make up the world's largest survey of this kind, each year canvassing over 5,000 analysts and investors around the world and identifying award winners in seven different countries or regions. For more information on these studies, please contact Katy Littlewood at the number at the bottom of this release.

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Full list of nominees
(Alphabetical order - winners to be announced March 24)

Grand prix for best overall investor relations - small cap
Amtrust Financial Services
Continental Airlines
Life Time Fitness
WMS Industries

Grand prix for best overall investor relations - mid-cap
Citrix Systems
Covance
Humana
Limited Brands

Grand prix for best overall investor relations - large cap
Chesapeake Energy
Covidien
Express Scripts
Metlife

Grand prix for best overall investor relations - mega-cap
Bank of America
GE
Goldman Sachs Group
JPMorgan Chase & Co

Best investor relations officer - small cap
Ellen Taylor - Amtrust Financial Services
DeAnne Gabel - Continental Airlines
Ken Cooper - Life Time Fitness

Best investor relations officer - mid-cap
Eduardo Fleites - Citrix Systems
Paul Surdez - Covance
Amie Preston - Limited Brands

Best investor relations officer - large cap
Cole Lannum - Covidien
David Myers - Express Scripts
William Callihan - The PNC Financial Services Group

Best investor relations officer - mega-cap
Lee McEntire & Kevin Stitt - Bank of America
Julia Bates & Patrick Barrett - JPMorgan Chase & Co
Valerie Haertel - Medco Health Solutions
Ron Slaymaker and team - Texas Instruments

Best communications with the retail market
Aflac
Berkshire Hathaway
ExxonMobil
GE

Best annual report - small to large cap
Gen-Probe
ProAssurance
Southwest Airlines

Best crisis communications - small to large cap
Continental Airlines
First Horizon National
Life Time Fitness
ProLogis

Best investor relations by a chairman or CEO - small to large cap
Michael Mussallem - Edwards Lifesciences
Mickey Drexler - J Crew Group
Dave DeWalt - McAfee
Marc Benioff - Salesforce.com
Glen Senk - Urban Outfitters

Best corporate governance
Berkshire Hathaway
ExxonMobil
Goldman Sachs Group
JPMorgan Chase & Co

Best investor relations website
Chesapeake Energy
Gap
GE
Limited Brands
Range Resources

Most progress in investor relations
Amtrust Financial Services
Cardinal Health
Jack in the Box
Microsoft
Oracle

Best use of conferencing
Chesapeake Energy
Gen-Probe

Best corporate advertising
GE
IBM
Intel
Verizon Communications

Best M&A investor relations
Express Scripts and WellPoint
Cadbury and Kraft Foods
Merck and Schering-Plough

Best IR by a continental European company in the US market
ABB
Anheuser-Busch InBev
Nestlé
SAP

Best IR by an Asia-Pacific company in the US market
BHP Billiton
Galaxy Entertainment Group
Infosys Technologies
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company

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

Telecommunication services
AT&T

Technology
Cisco

Utilities 
Northeast Utilities

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Katy Littlewood
    Webcomms coordinator
    Email:Email Contact
    Tel (direct): +44 20 7251 7523