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IR Magazine

March 28, 2011 06:00 ET

IR magazine Announces Winners of US Investor Relations Awards

Top-Performing Investor Relations Teams Celebrated at Annual Wall Street Gala

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 28, 2011) - IR magazine, the only global publication dealing with the interface between companies and their shareholders, is excited to announce the winners of its annual investor relations awards in the US. At the IR Magazine US Awards 2011, held in association with Bloomberg, 31 awards were presented to recognize the leading investor relations teams in important areas such as earnings calls, corporate governance and crisis management. Executives and their IR teams were celebrated for demonstrating the key competencies and actions that result in enhanced transparency and shareholder communication.

Winners of the IR Magazine US Awards 2011 were determined through a rigorous research and selection process managed by XbInsight, IR magazine's research arm. Surveys and interviews with analysts and investors provided the information necessary for the ultimate selection of the winners in each category.

A full list of winners by category is provided below.

Janet Dignan, CEO, Cross Border Ltd
'It's always interesting to see what is happening in the US market for investor relations. This is where you see many of the world's leading practices originate, and today's winners will likely define IR globally for years to come. The nominees and winners we celebrated tonight will undoubtedly have a worldwide impact: you saw tomorrow's standard take the stage at the IR Magazine US Awards.'

Award winners
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
Cole 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 Systems

Best investor relations by a CEO - mid-cap
Emanuel Chirico
Phillips-Van Heusen Corp

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 management
JPMorgan Chase & Co

Best investor relations by a continental European company in the US market
Roche Holding

Best investor relations by an Asia-Pacific company in the US market
Li & Fung

Best investor relations by sector
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

Sponsors
The IR Magazine US Awards are held in association with Bloomberg. Our other sponsors are:

American Stock Transfer & Trust Company
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Barclays Capital
BNY Mellon Depositary Receipts
Business Wire
Computershare and Georgeson
Deutsche Bank ADR Group
General Electric Company
Innisfree M&A Incorporated
Ipreo
Laurel Hill Advisory Group
MacKenzie Partners
Marketwire
MessageBank
NASDAQ OMX
National Investor Relations Institute
NYSE Euronext
Okapi Partners
OnDemandIR
PR Newswire
UBS
Wells Fargo

About XbInsight
XbInsight is IR magazine's research brand, building on the publication's established global research efforts. Since 1991, IR magazine has taken its renowned investor perception study around the world, to markets as diverse as Brazil, China, Singapore, the Nordic region, South Africa, Canada, the UK and the US. In every market, the process is the same: each year thousands of buy-side analysts, sell-side analysts and portfolio managers are asked which companies have the best investor relations. XbInsight is building on that expertise for its new series of studies examining successful investor relations practice and the key drivers of investor sentiment. To generate customized reports on your global peer group, please visit our website: www.insideinvestorrelations.com/research.

About IR magazine
IR magazine is the only global publication focused on the interface between companies and their investors. IR magazine hosts events in the US, the UK, Europe, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Brazil. Inside Investor Relations (www.insideinvestorrelations.com) is the magazine's companion website, which includes daily news updates that are highly relevant to investor relations professionals. Visit www.insideinvestorrelations.com for more details.

About Cross Border Ltd
Cross Border Ltd publishes IR magazine and Corporate Secretary. Based in New York and London, the company reaches highly targeted audiences in the investor relations and corporate governance communities through the two magazines and accompanying newsletters, events and websites. With roots in the Economist Group, we are renowned for providing quality insight and a global perspective. Our flagship publications, IR magazine and Corporate Secretary, are essential reading for executives around the world. Our awards are a key part of the calendar in leading financial centers including New York, London and Shanghai. With an expanding portfolio of digital properties and more than 20 conferences and events each year, we are well positioned for growth.

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