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Announcing The Winners Of IR Magazine Awards - US 2013

NEW YORK, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Winners for best investor relations practices across the globe were announced at IR Magazine's awards dinner and ceremony on Thursday, March 21 st.

Household names like Intel, JP Morgan Chase and Johnson & Johnson all walked away with coveted IR Magazine awards trophies for being the best in their category for investor relations.

"Over the 25 years we've been publishing IR Magazine, the worlds of publishing and IR have both changed beyond recognition. But fundamentally good IR is still a matter of building trust with the investment community - which is what all our award winners and nominees - as well as the IR Magazine US Top 100 - have achieved. My congratulations to them all." - Janet Dignan, CEO & Founding Editor, IR magazine

The IR Magazine awards are the industry's most prestigious and respected awards honoring leading companies and professionals in investor relations. Now in their 18 th year, the IR Magazine Awards – US 2013 celebrated the best in IR last night at a black-tie dinner and ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.  The awards were hosted by Ali Velshi , chief business correspondent of CNN. Velshi joined luminaries and legends of investor relations to congratulate the award winners and celebrate the 25th anniversary year of IR Magazine.

Tell the whole story:This year's winning companies have been profiled in the Investor Perception Study, US 2013, which is available now to pre-order.  The report contains quotes 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 the best-performing IR practitioners on their success strategies.  The IPS is must-read material both for IR professionals and for journalists who write about investor relations in the US.

The winners are:

Grand prix for best overall investor relations program – large cap ( $20 bn and over) Covidien

Grand prix for best overall investor relations program – mid-cap ( $2 bn to $20 bn)              Broadcom

Grand prix for best overall investor relations program – small cap (under $2 bn)ViroPharma

Best IR professional – large capCovidien – Coleman Lannum

Best IR professional – mid-capNoble Corporation – Jeffrey Chastain

Best IR professional – small cap ViroPharma – Robert Doody & Will Roberts

Best IR by a CEO or chairman – large cap JPMorgan Chase & Co – Jamie Dimon

Best IR by a CEO or chairman – mid-cap Calpine – Jack Fusco

Best IR by a CEO or chairman – small cap Pebblebrook Hotel Trust – Jon Bortz

Best IR by a CFO – large cap Honeywell – David Anderson

Best IR by a CFO – mid-cap          Wyndham Worldwide – Thomas Conforti

Best IR by a CFO – small capCyberonics – Gregory Browne

Best financial reportingIntel                     

Best use of technology for IRDanaher

Best investment community meetingsIntel

Best corporate governance         Intel

Most progress in IR         Maxim Integrated

Best sustainability practiceFedEx

Best IR during a corporate transactionExpress Scripts

Best crisis management JPMorgan Chase & Co

Best IR for an IPO            ServiceNow       

Best IR by an Asia-Pacific company in the US market       Silicon Motion – Taiwan

Best IR by an European company in the US market          Roche Holding

Best IR by a Latin American company in the US market   BM&F Bovespa – Brazil 

>> Sector Awards:

ChemicalsMonsanto

Consumer & business servicesLinkedIn

Consumer goodsThe Coca-Cola Company

Diversified industrialsDanaher

Finance & insuranceJPMorgan Chase & Co

HealthcareCovidien

Leisure & media Wyndham Worldwide

Metals & miningFreeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

Oil & gasAnadarko Petroleum

Pharmaceuticals & biotechJohnson & Johnson

RetailLimited Brands

Technology – large capIntel

Technology – mid and small capBroadcom

TransportFedEx

UtilitiesNextEra Energy Resources

For the full list of nominees, 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|Georgeson, 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 www.InsideInvestorRelations.com. 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. Visit Ali Velshi's  website here.

About Cross Border LtdCross 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; and our awards are a key part of the calendar in leading financial centers including New York, London and Hong Kong.

Renee Walton Director of Marketing renee.walton@thecrossbordergroup.com +1 917-476-2242

SOURCE IR Magazine

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