SOURCE: Acclaro Creative Limited

April 16, 2009 03:11 ET

Shortlist Announcement - Turkish irAwards 2009

LONDON--(Marketwire - April 16, 2009) -


ANNOUNCEMENT: SHORTLIST RESULTS OF
TURKEY'S 1st INVESTOR RELATIONS AWARDS.



THE SURVEY:  This independent survey, facilitated by Thomson Reuters
and Acclaro, was the first of its kind and has provided a unique and
thorough assessment of sentiment towards companies and the
effectiveness of their investor relations activities. The outcome was a
shortlist for 8 categories in Turkey's 1st Investor Relations Awards."We
received an excellent level of response to the 1st Turkish survey""Votes
were consolidated to a firm level for weighting purpose, to give
greater value to larger, more influential institutions, either asset
managers or brokerage houses. All data and votes received were checked
and verified, with votes excluded when we could not be satisfied as to
the validity of voters as genuine participants."

(Steve Kelly - Global Head of Thomson Reuters Extel Surveys)"We have been
overwhelmed by the response this survey has received from
the Turkish Investor Relations community. The proactive support of
Turkey's leading companies has helped to make this our most
successful inaugural country awards, and has galvanised all
stakeholders to the important role they play in supporting Turkish
financial markets."

(Charles Ross - Managing Director of Acclaro)


2009 TURKISH IRAWARDS SHORTLIST


Best Communication of Corporate Governance and Disclosure

Akbank, Anadolu Efes, Garanti Bank, Halk Bank, Is Investment, Sabanci
Holding, Tupras Petrol Rafinerileri, Turkcell, Turk Telekom, Yapi Kredi
Bank.


Best Communication of Financial Results

Akbank, Anadolu Efes, BIM, Garanti Bank, Halk Bank, Koc Holding, Tofas
Otomobil Fabrikalari, Tupras Petrol Rafinerileri, Turkcell, Turk
Telekom.


Best Investor Relations Annual Report

Akbank, Anadolu Efes, Garanti Bank, Halk Bank, Is Investment, Koc
Holding, Tupras Petrol Rafinerileri, Turkcell, Turk Telekom, Yapi Kredi
Bank.


Best Investor Relations Website

Akbank, Anadolu Efes, Coca-Cola Icecek, Garanti Bank, Halk Bank, Koc
Holding, TAV Airports Holdings, Tupras Petrol Refinerileri, Turkcell,
Turk Telekom.


Best Investor Relations Department

Akbank, Anadolu Efes, Coca-Cola Icecek, Garanti Bank, Halk Bank, Koc
Holding, Tofas Otomobil Fabrikalari, Turkcell, Turk Telekom, Yapi Kredi
Bank.


Best Investor Relations by CEO

 Alejandro Jimenez: Anadolu Efes, Bulent Bulgurlu: Koc Holding, Ergun
ozen: Garanti Bank, Ilhami koc: Is Investment, Jos Simons: BIM, Michael
O'Neill: Coca-Cola Icecek, Paul Doany: Turk Telekom, Sani Sener: TAV
Airports Holding, Sureyya Ciliv: Turkcell, Tayfun Bayazit: Yapi Kredi
Bank.


Best Investor Relations by CFO

Atil ozus: Akbank, Burak Basarir: Coca-Cola Icecek, Can Caka: Anadolu
Efes, Ersin Topcuoglu: Turk Telekom, Gokhan Tezel: Tofas Otomobil
Fabrikalari, Haluk Dortluoglu: BIM, Mert Erdogmus: Is Investment, Murat
Parmakci: Sinpas REIC, Serkan Okandan: Turkcell, Tamer Soyupak: Tat
Konserve.


Best Investor Relations Officer

Abdullah O. Kaya: Turk Telekom, Cicek Usakligil: Anadolu Efes, Figen
Cevik: Vestel Group, Funda Gungor: Koc Holding, Hale Tunaboylu: Yapi
Kredi Bank, Handan Saygin: Garanti Bank, Nihat Narin: Turkcell, Nursel
Ilgen; TAV Airports Holding, Ovunc Gursoy: Akbank, Ozan Altan: Is
Investment.


WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: In-depth research is now underway and will be
passed, along with the shortlists, to our selection panel who will make
the final decision. The winners will be announced on 28th May at
a glamorous Gala Dinner attended by more than 400 of Turkey's most
important business leaders.


For further details, to book your place or to arrange CEO
interviews please contact Emily Jones on +44 (0) 7980412886 or
emily.jones@irawards.eu.


www.irAwards.eu

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