JUNO BEACH, Fla., April 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) today announced that it has been recognized by IR Magazine for having the best investor relations program in the utilities sector. NextEra Energy received the same honor from IR Magazine in 2014.
"Our investor relations team does a terrific job communicating the NextEra Energy story with our important stakeholders in the financial community, and I'm very pleased that IR Magazine has chosen to recognize them once again," said Jim Robo, chairman and chief executive officer of NextEra Energy. "Given our leadership in advancing clean energy across the United States and Canada, our long track record of outstanding performance and culture of continuous improvement, together with our strong growth prospects, we believe we provide a customer value proposition second to none."
The 2016 winners of IR Magazine Awards – US were identified by an independent electronic survey of portfolio managers and buy-side and sell-side analysts throughout the United States, followed by a telephone survey and additional research and interviews with investor relations officers and other executives.
The recognition for NextEra Energy from IR Magazine comes on the heels of several other key recognitions the company has received recently:
- NextEra Energy was named No. 1 overall among electric and gas utilities on Fortune magazine's 2016 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" and No. 1 among electric and gas utilities in the individual categories of innovation, social responsibility, people management, quality of products and services, use of corporate assets, and global competitiveness.
- NextEra Energy was cited as a 2016 "Most Honored Company" by Institutional Investor Magazine, including No. 1 rankings in the electric utilities sector for Best CEO, Best CFO, Best Investor Relations program, and Best Analyst Days. Only 144 companies were distinguished as "most honored" out of nearly 2,000 companies voted on by more than 2,100 portfolio managers and analysts.
- NextEra Energy was named a World's Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute for the ninth time, the only U.S. electric utility company to make the list in 2016. This year, just 151 companies from more than 45 industries across the globe were selected, including only three other electric utility companies.
The IR Magazine Awards – US honor excellence in the investor relations profession. Since the annual event first launched in 1996, tens of thousands of analysts and investors have voted in the surveys behind the awards. Over the last two decades, the awards program has expanded to recognize more aspects of investor relations, particularly the contributions of senior management, as well as to identify the best investor relations by sector. IR Magazine was founded in 1988 to help investor relations professionals be more knowledgeable, effective and successful in their careers.
NextEra Energy, Inc.
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with consolidated revenues of approximately $17.5 billion, approximately 46,400 megawatts of generating capacity, which includes megawatts associated with noncontrolling interests related to NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP), and approximately 14,300 employees in 27 states and Canada as of year-end 2015. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra Energy's principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which serves more than 4.8 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the United States, and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. Through its subsidiaries, NextEra Energy generates clean, emissions-free electricity from eight commercial nuclear power units in Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin. A Fortune 200 company and included in the S&P 100 index, NextEra Energy has been recognized often by third parties for its efforts in sustainability, corporate responsibility, ethics and compliance, and diversity, and has been ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry in Fortune's 2016 list of "World's Most Admired Companies." For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.
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