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Thomson Reuters Extel Survey 2011 Highlights Excellence in Investor Relations

June 8, 2011 - London

Thomson Reuters Extel Survey 2011 Highlights Excellence in
Investor Relations


London, 8 June 2011 - Thomson Reuters today announced the leading Pan-European companies and professionals for Investor Relations (IR) as voted for in the 38th Thomson Reuters Extel Survey.


The 2011 Thomson Reuters Extel Survey ran from 7 March to 6 May 2011 and voting was primarily conducted online. The Survey reflects the contribution of over 8,000 professionals from over 2,250 buyside firms, more than 2,500 analysts from 240 brokerage firms/research houses and nearly 750 of Europe's largest quoted companies worldwide. All data, votes received and methodology applied were independently checked and verified by Deloitte.


The key winners in the 2011 Survey are:


  • Leading Pan-European Quoted Company for IR: BASF SE 

  • Leading Pan-European IR Professional: Oliver Schmidt, Allianz SE 

  • Leading Pan-European CFO: Santiago Fernández Valbuena, Telefónica SA 

  • Leading UK Company for IR: Pearson plc 


"Investor Relations is playing an increasingly influential role in the investment community. Both brokers and asset managers expect direct access to management, regular business updates and a professional, transparent service that builds trust.  The Extel Pan-European IR survey provides a vital independent benchmark on IR performance and we congratulate all of this year's winners," commented Steve Kelly, Managing Director, Extel with Thomson Reuters.


The complete results cover 32 Pan-European industry sectors, all major European countries and include extensive trend analysis on the growing relevance of IR to the investment community.


To view the headline results visit (after 3.30pm BST today).


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