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.
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Nominees for the IR Magazine Awards – US 2013Listed 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)CovidienDanaherHoneywellIntel
Grand prix for best overall investor relations program – mid-cap ($2 bn to $20 bn) BroadcomKansas City SouthernLimited BrandsWyndham Worldwide
Grand prix for best overall investor relations program – small cap (under $2 bn)Jack in the BoxOld National BancorpUS Airways Group ViroPharma
Best IR professional – large capAnadarko Petroleum – John ColglazierCovidien – Coleman LannumExpress Scripts – David MyersIntel – Mark Henninger
Best IR professional – mid-capBroadcom – Chris ZegarelliKansas City Southern – Bill Galligan & Ashley ThorneLimited Brands – Amie PrestonNoble Corporation – Jeffrey Chastain
Best IR professional – small cap Jack in the Box – Carol DiRaimoUS Airways Group – Daniel CravensViroPharma – Bob Doody & Will Roberts
Best IR by a CEO or chairman – large cap Covidien – Jose AlmeidaDanaher – Lawrence CulpJPMorgan Chase & Co – Jamie DimonThe Coca-Cola Company – Muhtar Kent
Best IR by a CEO or chairman – mid-cap Calpine – Jack FuscoCardinal Health – George BarrettPerrigo Company – Joseph PapaWyndham Worldwide – Stephen Holmes
Best IR by a CEO or chairman – small cap Cyberonics – Daniel MooreOn Assignment – Peter DamerisPebblebrook Hotel Trust – Jon Bortz
Best IR by a CFO – large cap Honeywell – David AndersonIntel – Stacy SmithNextEra Energy Resources – Moray DewhurstUnited Technologies – Greg Hayes
Best IR by a CFO – mid-cap CareFusion – James Hinrichs Mettler-Toledo International – William DonnellyWaste Connections – Worthing JackmanWyndham Worldwide – Thomas Conforti
Best IR by a CFO – small capAmerican Axle & Manufacturing Holdings – Michael SimonteCyberonics – Gregory BrowneGATX Corporation – Robert LyonsUS Airways Group – Derek Kerr
Best financial reportingAlaska Air Group CovidienDanaherIntel
Best use of technology for IRCovidienDanaherGoogle Intel
Best investment community meetingsBroadcom IntelJPMorgan Chase & CoMasterCardQualcomm
Best corporate governance DanaherExpress ScriptsIntel Ryder SystemTarget
Most progress in IR Life Technologies CorporationLinkedIn Maxim IntegratedNoble Corporation
Best sustainability practiceCovidienFedExWalmart
Best IR during a corporate transactionCovidien Danaher Express Scripts Genesee & Wyoming
Best crisis management Chevron JPMorgan Chase & Co St Jude Medical
Best IR for an IPO Forum Energy TechnologiesGlobus Medical ServiceNow Workday
Best IR by an Asia-Pacific company in the US market Alumina – AustraliaChina Telecom – ChinaSilicon Motion – TaiwanToyota Motor Corporation – Japan
Best IR by an European company in the US market ABB – SwitzerlandARM Holdings – UKF Hoffman-La Roche – SwitzerlandSAP – Germany
Best IR by a Latin American company in the US market BM&F Bovespa – BrazilCETIP Brasil – BrazilTIM Participacoes – Brazil
ChemicalsAshlandEastman Chemical Company Monsanto
Consumer & business servicesIHSLinkedInRyder System
Consumer goodsHJ Heinz CompanyMattel The Coca-Cola Company
Finance & insuranceJPMorgan Chase & CoMasterCardPNC Financial Services
HealthcareBaxter InternationalCovidienExpress Scripts
Leisure & media McDonald'sWyndham Worldwide Yum! Brands
Metals & miningFreeport-McMoRan Copper & GoldMartin Marietta MaterialsUnited States Steel
Oil & gasAnadarko PetroleumNoble CorporationNoble Energy
Pharmaceuticals & biotechBristol-Myers SquibbJohnson & JohnsonViroPharma
RetailCostco Wholesale CorporationLimited Brands The Kroger Company
Technology – large capCisco SystemsHoneywellIntel
Technology – mid and small capBroadcomSkyworks SolutionsTeradata
TransportDelta Air LinesFedEx Kansas City Southern
UtilitiesCalpineNextEra Energy ResourcesSouthern Company
SOURCE IR Magazine