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IR Magazine Announces Nominees, Hosts US Investor Relations Awards March 21st

NEW YORK, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The IR Magazine Awards – US 2013 are the industry's most prestigious and coveted awards that honor leading companies and professionals in investor relations. Now in their 18th year, the 2013 awards will take place on the evening of March 21 at a black-tie dinner and ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.

The 2013 nominee list includes well-known household names such as JPMorgan Chase, Coca-Cola, Google, MasterCard, Jack in the Box, US Airways, LinkedIn, Caterpillar, YUM! Brands, Intel, FedEx, Johnson & Johnson, Costco, Honeywell, Cisco Systems and Walmart, to name just a few.  For the full list of nominees and categories, click here.

The host of the Awards will be Ali Velshi , chief business correspondent of CNN. Velshi will join luminaries and legends of investor relations to congratulate the award winners and celebrate the 25th anniversary year of IR Magazine.

The IR Magazine US Awards is the only event in the IR industry that uses rigorous and disciplined research to determine the best practices and top performers in the country. The decisions are made based on insights and perceptions from IR professionals' core constituency: the analysts and investors with whom they communicate every day. Nominees and winners are selected following a series of research involving surveys and interviews with analysts and investors to ascertain the relative strengths and weaknesses of their IR teams, as well as the most important issues affecting IR in the region. For more information about the research that went into selecting Awards nominees and winners , click here.

Sponsors of the Awards include American Stock Transfer & Trust Company (AST), Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BNY Mellon, Barclays, Bloomberg, Business Wire, Computershare Georgeon, Context, Innisfree, Investis, Ipreo, Issuer Advisory Group (IAG), MacKenzie Partners, Marketwire, MBS Value Partners, MessageBank, The Mizuho Financial Group, NASDAQ OMX, NIRI, OTC Markets Group, PR Newswire, Q4 Web Systems, TD Bank, UBS and Wells Fargo Securities.

About IR Magazine Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2013, IR Magazine is the only global publication that focuses on the interactions 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 events such as awards, think tanks and conferences around the world. To learn more, please visit On social media, Twitter: @IRMagazine, Facebook: IRMagazine and LinkedIn group: IR Magazine Leaders

About CNN's Ali Velshi Connecting the news through finance, global issues, contemporary governance, education and big ideas, CNN's Ali Velshi executes several roles across CNN as the network's chief business correspondent and anchor of Your Money on CNN/US and World Business Today on CNN International. In addition to his anchor responsibilities, Velshi frequently reports from the field on breaking news events, politics and in-depth personal profiles that offer insights into global issues. His in-depth reporting for CNN's "How the wheels came off" was honored with a National Headliner Award for Business & Consumer Reporting in 2010. He anchored CNN's breaking news coverage of the attempted terror attack on a flight into Detroit, delivering CNN's worldwide news gathering for which the network was nominated for a 2010 Emmy. He was also honored with a 2010 Alumni Achievement Award from his alma mater, Queen's University.

Previously, Velshi was an anchor with CNNfn, where he hosted various interactive shows, including Your Money, Business Unusual, Insights, Street Sweep and The Money Gang. Before joining CNNfn in 2001, he hosted The Business New, Canada's first and only prime-time business news hour, airing nightly on Report on Business Television.  

Earlier in his career, Velshi worked as a business anchor for Cable Pulse 24 and sister station CITY TV in Toronto, and as a reporter for CFTO-TV in Toronto, Canada's most watched local television station. In 1996 he was awarded a fellowship to the US Congress by the American Political Sciences Association, and worked with former US Congressman Lee Hamilton. He is co-author of "How to speak money" and author of "Gimme my money back."  Visit Ali Velshi's  website here.

About Cross Border Ltd Cross Border Ltd publishes IR magazine and Corporate Secretary. Based in New York and London, the company reaches highly targeted audiences in the investor relations and corporate governance communities through the two magazines and accompanying newsletters, events and websites . With roots in the Economist Group, we are renowned for providing quality insight and a global perspective. Our flagship publications, IR magazine and Corporate Secretary, are essential reading for executives around the world. Our awards are a key part of the calendar in leading financial centers including New York, London and Hong Kong.

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