|By PR Newswire||
|January 11, 2013 08:00 AM EST||
NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Garnering eight nominations each, Covidien and Intel are the two most-nominated companies for the IR Magazine Awards – US 2013. More impressively, both companies have greatly increased their nomination counts from last year when Covidien was nominated in three award categories and Intel in only two.
Now in their 18th year, the IR Magazine Awards – US 2013 are the industry's most prestigious and coveted awards that honor leading companies and professionals in investor relations (IR). This year, the awards will take place on the evening of March 21, 2013, at a black-tie dinner and ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. For the full list of nominees, see below or click here.
The second-highest nomination count for the IR Magazine Awards – US 2013 goes to Danaher, with seven. These three companies ‒ Covidien, Danaher and Intel ‒ and Honeywell will vie for the top prize of best overall IR program – large cap ($20 bn and over in market capitalization). This is a rematch of last year's fight for the top spot, which Covidien eventually won.
In the $2 bn to $20 bn mid-cap category, Broadcom, Kansas City Southern, Limited Brands and Wyndham Worldwide are nominated for best overall IR program. Broadcom is the only repeat nominee from 2012; it was the eventual winner last year. In the small-cap category (under $2 bn), the short list for best overall IR program includes Jack in the Box, Old National Bancorp, US Airways Group and ViroPharma.
Underpinning the IR Magazine Awards – US 2013 is a body of research that identifies the best corporate IR teams and provides a window into the thinking of IR's most important audience: investors. This research is the only one of its kind to go directly to the investment community, via a combination of electronic surveys and one-to-one telephone interviews conducted over the course of five months in 2012, canvassing the opinions of more than 800 investors, analysts and portfolio managers across the US.
The IR Magazine Awards – US 2013 are sponsored by American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bloomberg, BNY Mellon, Business Wire, Computershare/Georgeson, Innisfree, Ipreo, Issuer Advisory Group, Marketwire, NASDAQ OMX and PR Newswire.
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Nominees for the IR Magazine Awards – US 2013
Listed alphabetically by company; winners to be announced on March 21, 2013
Grand prix for best overall investor relations program – large cap ($20 bn and over)
Grand prix for best overall investor relations program – mid-cap ($2 bn to $20 bn)
Kansas City Southern
Grand prix for best overall investor relations program – small cap (under $2 bn)
Jack in the Box
Old National Bancorp
US Airways Group
Best IR professional – large cap
Anadarko Petroleum – John Colglazier
Covidien – Coleman Lannum
Express Scripts – David Myers
Intel – Mark Henninger
Best IR professional – mid-cap
Broadcom – Chris Zegarelli
Kansas City Southern – Bill Galligan & Ashley Thorne
Limited Brands – Amie Preston
Noble Corporation – Jeffrey Chastain
Best IR professional – small cap
Jack in the Box – Carol DiRaimo
US Airways Group – Daniel Cravens
ViroPharma – Bob Doody & Will Roberts
Best IR by a CEO or chairman – large cap
Covidien – Jose Almeida
Danaher – Lawrence Culp
JPMorgan Chase & Co – Jamie Dimon
The Coca-Cola Company – Muhtar Kent
Best IR by a CEO or chairman – mid-cap
Calpine – Jack Fusco
Cardinal Health – George Barrett
Perrigo Company – Joseph Papa
Wyndham Worldwide – Stephen Holmes
Best IR by a CEO or chairman – small cap
Cyberonics – Daniel Moore
On Assignment – Peter Dameris
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust – Jon Bortz
Best IR by a CFO – large cap
Honeywell – David Anderson
Intel – Stacy Smith
NextEra Energy Resources – Moray Dewhurst
United Technologies – Greg Hayes
Best IR by a CFO – mid-cap
CareFusion – James Hinrichs
Mettler-Toledo International – William Donnelly
Waste Connections – Worthing Jackman
Wyndham Worldwide – Thomas Conforti
Best IR by a CFO – small cap
American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings – Michael Simonte
Cyberonics – Gregory Browne
GATX Corporation – Robert Lyons
US Airways Group – Derek Kerr
Best financial reporting
Alaska Air Group
Best use of technology for IR
Best investment community meetings
JPMorgan Chase & Co
Best corporate governance
Most progress in IR
Life Technologies Corporation
Best sustainability practice
Best IR during a corporate transaction
Genesee & Wyoming
Best crisis management
JPMorgan Chase & Co
St Jude Medical
Best IR for an IPO
Forum Energy Technologies
Best IR by an Asia-Pacific company in the US market
Alumina – Australia
China Telecom – China
Silicon Motion – Taiwan
Toyota Motor Corporation – Japan
Best IR by an European company in the US market
ABB – Switzerland
ARM Holdings – UK
F Hoffman-La Roche – Switzerland
SAP – Germany
Best IR by a Latin American company in the US market
BM&F Bovespa – Brazil
CETIP Brasil – Brazil
TIM Participacoes – Brazil
Eastman Chemical Company
Consumer & business services
HJ Heinz Company
The Coca-Cola Company
Finance & insurance
JPMorgan Chase & Co
PNC Financial Services
Leisure & media
Metals & mining
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold
Martin Marietta Materials
United States Steel
Oil & gas
Pharmaceuticals & biotech
Johnson & Johnson
Costco Wholesale Corporation
The Kroger Company
Technology – large cap
Technology – mid and small cap
Delta Air Lines
Kansas City Southern
NextEra Energy Resources
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