IR Magazine Announces Winners of US Investor Relations Awards

Top-performing investor relations teams celebrated at annual Wall Street gala

Mar 28, 2011, 06:00 ET from IR magazine

NEW YORK, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IR magazine, the only global publication dealing with the interface between companies and their shareholders, is excited to announce the winners of its annual investor relations awards in the US. Held in association with Bloomberg L.P., the IR Magazine US Awards 2011 recognized the leading investor relations teams with 31 awards in important areas such as earnings calls, corporate governance and crisis management. Executives and their IR teams were celebrated for demonstrating the key competencies and actions that result in enhanced transparency and shareholder communication.

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Winners of the IR Magazine US Awards 2011 were determined through a rigorous research and selection process managed by XbInsight, IR magazine's research arm. Surveys and interviews with analysts and investors provided the information necessary for the ultimate selection of the winners in each category.

A full list of winners by category is provided below.

Janet Dignan, CEO, Cross Border Ltd

'It's always interesting to see what is happening in the US market for investor relations. This is where you see many of the world's leading practices originate, and today's winners will likely define IR globally for years to come. The nominees and winners we celebrated tonight will undoubtedly have a worldwide impact: you saw tomorrow's standard take the stage at the IR Magazine US Awards.'

Award winners

Grand prix for best overall investor relations – large cap


Grand prix for best overall investor relations – mid-cap

F5 Networks

Grand prix for best overall investor relations – small cap

United Online

Best investor relations officer – large cap

Cole Lannum


Best investor relations officer – mid-cap

Kenneth Ohashi


Best investor relations officer – small cap

Carol DiRaimo

Jack in the Box

Best investor relations by a CFO – large cap

William Wheeler


Best investor relations by a CFO – mid-cap

John Steele

Werner Enterprises

Best investor relations by a CFO – small cap

Victoria Reich

United Stationers

Best investor relations by a CEO – large cap

John Chambers

Cisco Systems

Best investor relations by a CEO – mid-cap

Emanuel Chirico

Phillips-Van Heusen Corp

Best investor relations by a CEO – small cap

Richard McCullough

Petroleum Development Corp

Lifetime achievement in investor relations

Mickey Foster

Best financial reporting

JPMorgan Chase & Co

Best investor relations website


Best earnings calls


Best corporate governance

Berkshire Hathaway

Most progress in investor relations


Best M&A investor relations


Best crisis management

JPMorgan Chase & Co

Best investor relations by a continental European company in the US market

Roche Holding

Best investor relations by an Asia-Pacific company in the US market

Li & Fung

Best investor relations by sector

Basic materials

Peabody Energy

Consumer goods

Johnson & Johnson

Consumer services



Anadarko Petroleum Corporation


JPMorgan Chase & Co




United Technologies Corp




Northeast Utilities


The IR Magazine US Awards are held in association with Bloomberg, L.P. Our other sponsors are:

American Stock Transfer & Trust Company

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Barclays Capital

BNY Mellon Depositary Receipts

Business Wire

Computershare and Georgeson

Deutsche Bank ADR Group

General Electric Company

Innisfree M&A Incorporated


Laurel Hill Advisory Group

MacKenzie Partners




National Investor Relations Institute

NYSE Euronext

Okapi Partners


PR Newswire


Wells Fargo

About XbInsight

XbInsight is IR magazine's research brand, building on the publication's established global research efforts. Since 1991, IR magazine has taken its renowned investor perception study around the world, to markets as diverse as Brazil, China, Singapore, the Nordic region, South Africa, Canada, the UK and the US. In every market, the process is the same: each year thousands of buy-side analysts, sell-side analysts and portfolio managers are asked which companies have the best investor relations. XbInsight is building on that expertise for its new series of studies examining successful investor relations practice and the key drivers of investor sentiment. To generate customized reports on your global peer group, please visit our website:

About IR magazine

IR magazine is the only global publication focused on the interface between companies and their investors. IR magazine hosts events in the US, the UK, Europe, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Brazil. Inside Investor Relations ( is the magazine's companion website, which includes daily news updates that are highly relevant to investor relations professionals. Visit for more details.

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 Shanghai. With an expanding portfolio of digital properties and more than 20 conferences and events each year, we are well positioned for growth.

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