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Last WEEK for ASIAN-PACIFIC AND CHINESE companies to register for the 2012 IR Global Rankings

Jul 23, 2012, 19:00 ET from IR Global Rankings

NEW YORK, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - IR Global Rankings ("IRGR"), the most comprehensive technical ranking system for investor relations websites, corporate governance practices and financial disclosure procedures, jointly with its coordination group and supporting entities, Arnold & Porter, MZ, KPMG and Sodali, announces that the registration period for Asian Companies for the 14th annual edition of the IR Global Rankings and Awards ("IRGR") has entered its final week.

The list of public companies participating in the 2012 IR Global Ranking is extensive, including names such as PACIFIC BASIN SHIPPING LIMITED, CHINA TELECOM, CHINA RAILWAY GROUP, COSCO INTERNATIONAL, BASF, MICROSOFT, HSBC, FEDEX, Philips, Life Technologies, INTEL, SHELL, among others. Our ranking system is aimed in aggregating value to companies of all sizes. Because of this we encourage everyone to join as your company will benefit from our comprehensive feedback report with improvement opportunities, benchmarks and IR trends on IR Websites, Corporate Governance Practices and Financial Disclosure Procedures.

TO PARTICIPATE, COMPANIES ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER. Don't miss out, FREE and PAID participation options* in line with your company's needs! TO REGISTER Please click here, or visit


1) Unique Ranking System: IRGR is the sole investor relations ranking system based on technical reviews (not opinion surveys or polls) and is supported by the input of audit and legal experts. IRGR is a unique way to have an external review and positioning of your investor relations and financial communications efforts among best practices among leading companies worldwide.

2) Individual Feedback: Participants that choose to acquire the individual feedback report will receive detailed suggestions for improvements where applicable. This report can be later discussed in a private conference call with the IRGR staff, upon request by the participating company.

3) Solid Benchmarking: By registering for IRGR, your company will be ranked among companies worldwide in all industries. Our extensive client base allows us to identify, rank and disclose the best IR communication programs in the world. Only positive examples are publicly disclosed.

4) High Transparency: Evaluation criteria and results are available on the IRGR website. IRGR analysts are responsible for performing a thorough analysis and an independent technical committee will review them in their entirety;

5) Great Recognition: Best ranked companies will be recognized in Award Ceremonies around the world. IRGR widely discloses top ranked companies through global media wires, mailings and social networks. Best cases will also be highlighted in the IR Global Rankings magazine that is freely distributed in the capital markets community.

More than 300 companies from Asia-Pacific & China Companies participated in the 2011 IR Global Rankings, among them (in alphabetical order): 7 Days Group Holdings Ltd.; Actions Semiconductor Co.,Ltd; Aditya Birla Nuvo; Advanced Semiconductor Engineering; Advantech Co.; Agfeed Industries, Inc.; Aia Group Ltd.; Air China Limited; Ali Corporation; Alibaba.Com Limited; Alpha Networks Inc.; Ambow Education Group; American Lorain Corporation; Andatee China Marine Fuel Services Corporation; Anhui Tianda Oil Pipe Company Ltd; Anta Sports Products; A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Ltd.; Asia Optical Co. Inc.; Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Ltd.; Asustek Computer; Ata Inc.; Au Optronics Corp; Australia And New Zealand Banking Group; Av Concept Holdings Ltd.; Avermedia Technologies; Avichina Industry & Technology Company Limited; Baidu Inc.; Baoye Group Company Limited; Bbmg Corporation; Beijing Capital International Airport; Belle International Holdings Ltd.; Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Bitauto Holdings Limited; Boc Hong Kong (Holdings) Ltd.; Bossini International Holdings Ltd.; Bursa Malaysia Berhad; Burwill Holdings Ltd.; Byd Company Limited; C C Land Holdings Ltd.; C. P. Pokphand Co. Ltd.; Camelot Information Systems Inc.; Capcom; Cathay Financial Holding; Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd.; Champion Technology Holdings Ltd.; Changyou.Com; Charm Communications Inc.; Chi Cheung Investment Co., Ltd.; Chimei Innolux Corporation; China Airlines Ltd.; China Biologic Products, Inc.; China Bluechemical Ltd.; China Botanic Pharmaceutical Inc.; China Communications Services Corporation; China Education Alliance, Inc.; China Everbright International Ltd.; China Everbright Ltd.; China Fire & Security Group, Inc.; China Foods Limited; China Green Agriculture; China Grentech Corporation Limited; China Information Technology, Inc.; China Life Insurance Company; China Lodging Group Limited; China Longyuan Power Group Co., Ltd.; China Lumena New Materials Corp.; China Marine Food Group Limited; China Medical Technologies; China Merchants Bank; China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited; China Minsheng Banking Corp., Ltd.; China Modern Dairy Holdings Ltd.; China Molybdenum Co., Ltd.; China National Materials Company Limited; China Nepstar Chain Drugstore; China Nutrifruit Group Limited; China Overseas Grand Oceans Group Ltd.; China Pharma Holdings, Inc.; China Railway Group; China Renewable Energy Investment Ltd.; China Shen Zhou Mining & Resources, Inc.; China Shenghuo Pharmaceutical Holdings, Inc.; China Sky One Medical, Inc.; China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd.; China Telecom; China Unicom; China Valves Technology Inc.; China Wind Systems, Inc.; China Xlx Fertiliserchinacache International Holdings Ltd.Chinaedu Corporation; Chinanet Online Holdings, Inc.; Chinatrust Financial Holding Company; Chinese Gamer International Corporation; Chongqing Rural Commercial Bank; Chroma Ate; Chunghwa Picture Tubes; Chunghwa Telecom; Cipherlab Co; City Telecom (H.K.) Ltd.; Clp Holdings; Cninsure; Cnooc Limited; Cogo Group, Inc.; Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Ltd.; Compal Electronics; Cosco International; Cosco Pacific Limited; Cosmos Bank; Cosmos Machinery Enterprises Ltd.; Csr Corporation Limited; Ctci Corporation; Cyberlink Corp; Dachan Food (Asia) Ltd; Dah Chong Hong Holdings Ltd.; Dalian (Pda) Company Limited; Danen Technology Corportaion; Datang International Power Generation Company Digital China Holdings Limited; Dimerco Express (Taiwan) Corp.; D-Link Corporation; Dong Jiang Environmental Company Limited; E.Sun Fhc; E-Commerce China Dangdang Inc.; Efuture Information Technology; Emperor International Holdings Ltd.; Epistar Corporation; Esprit Holdings; Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd.; Far Eastone Telecommunications; Far Eastone Telecommunications ; Feihe International; First Financial Holding; Formosa Petrochemical Corp.; Fosun International; Fubon Financial Holding; Gamania Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.; General Steel Holdings, Inc.; Genesyslogic,Inc. ; Giordano International Ltd.; Global Bio-Chem Technology Group Co.; Global Sources; Golden Meditech Holdings Ltd.; Great Eagle Holdings Ltd.; Great Wall Technology Company Limited; Greenheart Group Ltd.Guangnan (Holdings) Ltd.; Guangshen Railway Company Limited; Guangzhou Shipyard International Co., Ltd.; Gulf Resources, Inc.; Hang Seng Bank Ltd.; Hankore Environment Tech Group Limited; Hannstar® Display Corporation; Hans Energy Co. Ltd.; Harmony Asset Ltd.; Heng Tai Consumables Group Ltd.; Highlight Tech Corp. ; Hisoft Technology International Limited; Hollysys Automation Technologies, Ltd.; Hong Kong Resources Holdings Co. Ltd.; Honghua Group Ltd.; Hongkong And Shanghai Hotels, Ltd.,; Htc Corporation; Hua Nan Financial Holdings; Huaneng Renewables Corporation Limited; Hunan Nonferrous Metals Corporation Limited; Hutchison Harbour Ring Ltd.; Hutchison Whampoa Ltd; Hysan Development Company; Infosys Technologies; Inotera Memories, Inc.; Ja Solar; Jiangsu Expressway Company Limited; Jingwei International Limitedjinpan International Limited; Keppel Land; Kingboard Laminates Holdings Ltd.; Kingold Jewelry Inc.; Kingstate Electronics Corp. ; Kongzhong Corporation; Ku6 Media Co., Ltd.; Kwong Lung Enterprise Co.,Ltd. ; Li & Fung Ltd.; Li Ning Company Ltd.; Luk Fook Holdings (International) Ltd.; Maywufa Co; Mediatek Inc.; Metallurgical Corporation Of China Ltd.; Midland Holdings Ltd.; Mie Holdings Corporation.; Mindray Medical International; Motech Industries; Nanya Technology Corporation; Natural Beauty Bio-Technology; Netease.Com. Inc.; New Times Energy Corporation Ltd.; New World Development Company Ltd.; Newocean Energy Holdings Ltd.; Noah Education Holdings Ltd.; North Asia Resources Holdings Ltd.; One Media Group Ltd.; Orient Overseas (International) Ltd.; Pacific Andes International Holdings Ltd.; Pacific Basin; Pacific Textiles Holdings Ltd.; Pansoft Company Limited; Pccw Limited; Pegatron Corporation; Phytohealth Corporation; Ping An Insurance (Group) Company Of China; Pixart Imaging Inc.;  Playmates Holdings Ltd.; President Chain Store Corporation; Promos Technologies Inc.; Qiao Xing Universal Resources, Inc.; Qkl Stores, Inc.; Radiant Opto-Electronics Corp.; Recon Technology, Ltd.; Renesola Ltd.; S E A Holdings Ltd.; Sa Sa International Holdings; Semiconductor Manufacturing International; Sercomm Corporation; Sgoco Group Ltd.; Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels (Group) Copany Limited; Shanghai Prime Machinery Co., Ltd.; Shangpharma Corporation; Shenzhen Expressway Company; Shin Kong Financial Holding; Shinsei Bank, Limitedshougang Fushan Resources Group Limited; Shun Tak Holdings; Siliconware Precision Industries; Simcere Pharmaceutical Group; Sina Corporation; Sinbon Electronics Co.,Ltd.; Singamas Container Holdings Ltd.; Sino-American Silicon Products Inc.; Sinohub, Inc.; Sinopac Financial Holdings Company Limited; Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company Limited; Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company, Ltd.; Sinotrans Shipping Ltd.; Sinovac Biotech Ltd; Sitc International Holdings Co. Ltd.; Skypeople Fruit Juice, Inc.; Skystar Bio-Pharmaceutical Company; Skystar Bio-Pharmaceutical Company; Smartone Telecommunications; Sohu.Com; Sonix Technology Co., Ltd.; Sun Hung Kai Properties; Sun Pharmaceutical Industries; Sunny Optical Technology (Group) Co. Ltd.; Suntech Power Holdings Co.; Swire Pacific Ltd.; Synergis Holdings Ltd.; Syswin Inc.T.H.I. Group Ltd.; Ta Chong Bank Ltd.; Taishin Financial Holding Co., Ltd.; Taiwan Mobile Co.; Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company; Tcl Multimedia Technology Holdings Ltd.; Teco Electric & Machinery Co.; Telestone Technologies Corporation; Tencent Holdings Ltd.; Test Rite International Co. Ltd. ; The Bank Of East Asia, Ltd.; The Hong Kong And China Gas Company Limited; Tianli Agritech, Inc.; Tingyi (Caymanislands) Holding Corp. ; Tomson Group Ltd.; Topoint Technology Co.; Tpk Holding Co., Ltd.; Tpv Technology Ltd.; Trend Micro; Tsrc Corporation; Unic Technology Corp. ; Unimicron Technology Corp.; United Microelectronics Corp.; Unizyx Holding Corporation; Van Shung Chong Holdings Ltd.; Vimicro International Corporation; Vitasoy International Holdings Ltd.; Weichai Power Co.,Ltd.; Weiqiao Textile Company Limited; Winbond Electronics Corp.; Winner Medical Group Inc.; Wo Kee Hong (Holdings) Ltd.; Wonder Auto Technology; Wuhan General Group (China) Inc.; Xinhua News Media Holdings Ltd.; Xtep International Holdings Ltd.; Xueda Education Group; Yageo Corporation; Yip's Chemical Holdings Ltd.; Yongye International; Youku.Com Inc.; Yuanta Financial Holdings; Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) Ltd.; Yugang International Ltd.; Zhaojin Mining Industry Company Limited; Zhejiang Expressway Co., Ltd.; Zhuzhou CSR Times Electric Co.,Ltd.; ZTE Corporation.

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About IR Global Rankings: Solid communication with the investment community is a key priority for investor relations and corporate governance professionals, once value creation (stock prices) and risk perception can be managed. The implementation of best practices in communicating with the capital markets and fair disclosure procedures do help companies in earning and maintaining investor confidence. The annual IR Global Rankings and Awards survey is the most comprehensive auditing and ranking system for IR websites, corporate governance practices and financial disclosure procedures - a great opportunity to benchmark IR efforts vis-à-vis peers and industry leaders. Based on extensive proprietary research of publicly held companies and investors, and supported by input from independent audit, corporate governance and legal experts, IR Global Rankings methodology is highly detailed, transparent and fully accessible to all participants. The annual IR Global Rankings and Awards have grown each year since 1999.

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