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Source: IR Magazine
IR Magazine South East Asia Awards Shortlist: SingTel Leads CapitaLand in Running for Most Investor Relations Awards

SINGAPORE, Oct 19, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - SingTel heads the 32 companies short-listed for the upcoming IR Magazine South East Asia Awards, to be held at Singapore Exchange on December 6, 2011. The Singaporean telecommunications company features on seven award short-lists out of a total of 18, including the individual awards for best investor relations officer and best investor relations by a CFO.

These seven short lists top the six picked up in 2010 by CapitaLand, which is short-listed for six awards this year. Real estate developer CapitaLand will go head to head with SingTel to take home the grand prix for best overall IR for a second year running.

Singaporean banks DBS and OCBC are both up for four awards, followed by UOB with three. Keppel Land, StarHub and Philippine Long Distance Telephone also feature on multiple short lists. The latter company is one of 14 from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines that will compete for four separate country awards for best investor relations in the Singapore market.

A full list of this year's short list is available below, or on our website at www.InsideInvestorRelations.com/seasia.

The short list and the eventual winners, announced at the awards luncheon on December 6, are determined by an independent survey conducted by Mary Maude Research. During July and August, researchers spoke to more than 300 buy-side analysts, sell-side analysts and portfolio managers located in the region. Other awards categories voted for by the investment community include best corporate governance and disclosure policy, and best investor relations during a corporate transaction.

The event at Singapore Exchange will be hosted in association with Singapore Exchange and the Investor Relations Professionals Association (IRPAS), and is co-sponsored BNY Mellon Depositary Receipts.

Looking forward to this year's awards, Neil Stewart, editor-at-large of IR magazine, says: "With uncertainty in the US and Europe driving more investors into Asian emerging markets, IR is a beacon in a worldwide storm of volatility, helping distinguish companies in an increasingly macro-driven world. It is an honor to continue to recognize the best IR teams in South East Asia with these awards, while the conference will once again help to highlight trends and best practices."

IR magazine's Investor Perception Study, Asia 2011/2012, an extensive research report on the winners and short-listed companies, will be published following the event. This year's report will include the new Asia Top 50 IR ranking: a comprehensive list of the top companies across Greater China and South East Asia.

2011 South East Asia Awards short list (Listed alphabetically by company in each category)

I. Grand prix for best overall investor relations - Large cap

- CapitaLand
- Singapore Exchange
- Singapore Telecommunications
- United Overseas Bank

II. Grand prix for best overall investor relations - Small or mid-cap

- Ascendas REIT
- CapitaCommercial Trust
- Keppel Land
- Venture Corporation

III. Best investor relations professional

- CapitaLand - Cheong Kwok Mun & Harold Woo
- OCBC Bank - Kelvin Quek
- Singapore Telecommunications - Sin Yang Fong
- StarHub - Jeannie Ong

IV. Best investor relations by a CEO

- DBS Group - Piyush Gupta
- OCBC Bank - David Conner

V. Best investor relations by a CFO

- CapitaLand - Olivier Lim
- Singapore Telecommunications - Jeann Low
- United Overseas Bank - Lee Wai Fai

VI. Best reporting

- CapitaMall Trust
- DBS Group
- Singapore Telecommunications

VII. Best investment meetings

- CapitaLand
- DBS Group
- Singapore Telecommunications

VIII. Best corporate governance and disclosure

- CapitaLand
- OCBC Bank
- Singapore Telecommunications

IX. Best investor relations for a corporate transaction

- Keppel Corporation - acquisition of stake in Dyna-Mac in March 2011
- Noble Group - acquisition of additional stake in Australia-based Territory Resources in June 2011
- Singapore Exchange - attempted takeover of Australian Stock Exchange

X. Best investor relations by a Catalist company

- Short list to be confirmed

XI. Best investor relations in the Singapore market by an Indonesian company

- Adaro Energy
- Astra International
- Indofood

XII. Best investor relations in the Singapore market by a Malaysian company

- CIMB Group
- DiGi.com
- Tenaga Nasional

XIII. Best investor relations in the Singapore market by a Philippine company

- AboitizPower Corporation
- Meralco
- Philippine Long Distance Telephone

XIV.Best investor relations in the Singapore market by a Thai company

- Advanced Info Service
- Big C Supercenter
- Indorama Ventures
- Precious Shipping
- Tisco Financial Group

Best investor relations by sector

XV. Banks & financial services

- DBS Group
- OCBC Bank
- United Overseas Bank

XVI. Industrials (including construction and conglomerates)

- Keppel Corporation
- Noble Group
- Sembcorp Marine

XVII. Real estate (including property development)

- CapitaLand
- CapitaMall Trust
- Keppel Land

XVIII. Technologies & telecoms

- Philippine Long Distance Telephone
- Singapore Telecommunications
- StarHub

XIX. Transport (including logistics & infrastructure)

- ComfortDelGro Corporation
- Neptune Orient Lines
- Singapore Airlines

James Chambers
Research Editor
Tel: +86 1520 1781 994
Email: james.chambers@thecrossbordergroup.com

Topic: Awards
Source: IR Magazine

Sectors: Daily Finance, Daily News
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