ISTANBUL, Turkey, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Turkcell (NYSE: TKC, ISE: TCELL), the leading communications and technology company in Turkey, has been honored by The League of American Communications Professionals LLC ("LACP") for its 2011 Annual Report.
Turkcell is proud to have been granted awards from as distinctive an institution as LACP for the second consecutive year, this time for its 2011 Annual Report. LACP has awarded the highest ranking worldwide to Turkcell's annual report with the Platinum prize of the 2011 vision awards, in the category of Telecommunications, leaving behind global operators such as the China Telecom, Hutchinson Telecom, and SBA Communications. Turkcell received the Platinum award in the same category, last year.
Earlier this year, Turkcell's 2010 Online Annual Report was recognized and awarded by the 2012 Investor Relations Global Rankings (IRGR) for having the Most Improved Online Annual Report in Europe.
In evaluating the award, the Division Head of Turkcell's Investor and International Media Relations, Nihat Narin, commented that, "The awards that our Annual Report received are excellent reflections of Turkcell's valuable brand and excellence in communication. We are proud that such reputable institutions recognize how thoroughly and diligently Turkcell works in every aspect of its business, and it is an honor to have been awarded first place worldwide for two years in a row. We believe that Turkcell's dynamic and innovative approach will continue to show the world our devotion to transparency and communication."
The organization was established in the USA in 2001 to evaluate the best implementation and examples of corporate communication, as well as to analyze its various activities. Each year thousands of large corporations submit their reports to LACP, which in the space of 11 years has become one of the most comprehensive report evaluating organizations in the world. Indeed, the organization has evaluated over 18,000 reports to date.
Turkcell is the leading communications and technology company in Turkey, with 34.5 million subscribers and a market share of approximately 53% based on December 31, 2011 results (since the Authority has not disclosed subscriber market shares for Q1 2012). Turkcell is a leading regional player, with market leadership in five of the nine countries in which it operates with its approximately 65.3 million subscribers as of March 31, 2012. The company covers approximately 88% of the Turkish population through its 3G and 99.13% through its 2G technology supported network. It has become one of the first among the global operators to have implemented HSDPA+ and achieved a 43.2 Mbps speed using the HSPA multi carrier solution. Turkcell reported a TRY2.4 billion (US$1.3 billion) net revenue with total assets of TRY17.2 billion (US$9.7 billion) as of March 31, 2012. It has been listed on the NYSE and the ISE since July 2000, and is the only NYSE-listed company in Turkey. Read more at http://www.turkcell.com.tr
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