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Nominations Open Until March 4 For First Platts Global Metals Awards

LONDON, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nominations are now being accepted for the inaugural 2013 Platts Global Metals Awards which recognize corporate and individual excellence in nearly a dozen performance categories, announced Platts, a leading global provider of metals, energy and petrochemicals information and host of the program. All nominations must be received by March 4, 2013.   

"The Awards program recognizes outstanding thought leadership, operational management, innovation and other attributes demonstrated by the metals and mining industries – industries that are so vital to the world's economic growth," said Patsy Wurster, director of Platts strategic media and organizer of the Platts Global Metals Awards. "The honors program is modeled after the well-established and respected Platts Global Energy Awards, which just completed its 14th year."

The 2013 Platts Global Metals Awards will be bestowed on individuals and companies for exemplary vision, technology innovation and industry leadership.  Eligible for nomination are companies doing business in, or in close association with, the metals industry. Nominations may be submitted by companies themselves, their clients, vendors or industry associates.

The awards categories are:    
  • Chief Executive Officer of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Financial Deal of the Year
  • End-User Efficiency Initiative of the Year
  • Innovative Technology of the Year
  • Industry Leadership Award for:
    • Aluminum
    • Copper
    • Raw Materials & Mining
    • Scrap & Recycling
    • Steel

Finalists in each category will be announced on March 18, 2013.  The winners will then be selected by an independent judging panel consisting of respected metals experts, and announced at a black-tie dinner on May 23, 2013 in London, England. 

To learn more about the awards or submit a nomination, please go to

Platts' metals market reporting spans more than 40 years, following the tradition of its parent company, McGraw-Hill, which has covered metals for 80 years. With its acquisition of the Steel Business Briefing Group and The Steel Index in 2011, Platts became a leading global information provider in metals.  For more information on Platts' metals capabilities, visit

About Platts: Founded in 1909, Platts is a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals and metals information and a premier source of benchmark prices for the physical and futures markets. Platts' news, pricing, analytics, commentary and conferences help customers make better-informed trading and business decisions and help the markets operate with greater transparency and efficiency. A division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), Platts is headquartered in New York with approximately 900 employees in more than 15 offices worldwide. Additional information is available at

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