LONDON, June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IR Magazine, the global voice for investor relations, announces the winners of the awards for best investor relations practices across Europe. The awards were presented in the presence of more than 400 investor relations professionals, CFOs, investors, analysts and corporate advisers last night.
Some of Europe's largest and best-respected companies including BASF, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi and Unilever walked away with coveted IR Magazine Awards for being the best in their category of investor relations. The recipients were chosen by a survey of more than 700 institutional investors and analysts across Europe.
In addition to the 17 main awards, 21 best-in-country awards were handed out and 24 best-in-sector awards. For a full list of winners, see our website: http://www.insideinvestorrelations.com/events/ir-magazine-conference-awards/ir-magazine-awards-europe-2013/categories/.
The occasion also marked the 25th anniversary of the founding of IR Magazine.
"I am privileged to have witnessed the massive transformation in investor relations in Europe during the last 25 years. Today, good investor relations is recognised as being essential to building investor trust and confidence. With this year's winners, we are celebrating the best IR Europe has to offer," said Janet Dignan, CEO & Founding Editor, IR Magazine.
The IR Magazine Awards are the industry's most prestigious and respected accolades honouring leading companies and professionals in investor relations. Now in their 23rd year, the IR Magazine Awards - Europe 2013 celebrated the best in IR last night at a black-tie dinner and ceremony at The Brewery in London. The awards were hosted by British comedian Jon Culshaw.
IR Magazine would like to thank the sponsors of the awards: Arkadin, Barclays, Bloomberg, BNY Mellon, Business Wire, CitySavvy, Davy, Espirito Santo Investment Bank, the IR Society, IRSoft, NASDAQ OMX and OTCQX.
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This year's winning companies are profiled in the Investor Perception Study – Europe 2013, which is available now to pre-order. The report contains insights and colour from buy-side and sell-side analysts on why these companies were chosen as the best exponents of IR in the region, as well as their comments on corporate IR and wider topical IR issues. The report also contains interviews with individuals – including IROs, CFOs and CEOs – from the winning companies on their success strategies. The IPS is must-read material both for IR professionals and for journalists who write about investor relations in Europe.
About IR Magazine
IR Magazine is the only global publication focused on the interface 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 other awards events around the world, as well as think tanks and conferences. Visit www.InsideInvestorRelations.com.
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