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The 4th annual Investor Relations Awards

The 4th edition of the Investor Relations Forum sponsored by NYSE Euronext brought together on 24 November the Investor Relations and Financial Communication managers from some one hundred companies listed on the NYSE Euronext regulated market. The forum began with a broad debate on "Corporate social and environmental responsibility: Empty words or real element in investment decisions?"

A ceremony awarding the best Investor Relations practice followed, honoring investor relations managers based on a survey of financial analysts by SFAF (French Financial Analysts' Association) and IR-intelligence.

The winners were:

  • Sébastien Martel of Sanofi in the "All Categories" category
  • Benoît Potier of Air Liquide in the "CEO" category
  • Pascale Besse of Solucom in the "Mid-Cap" category
  • Valérie Agathon of Bouygues in the "Financial Operation" category
  • Valérie Magloire of Michelin in the "Internet" category
  • Carina Ho of Schneider Electric in the "Sustainable Development" category

The 4th annual Investor Relations Awards

The 2011 Investor Relations Awards winners.

Successful premiere for the Annual stock market conference

The first edition of the Annual stock market conference brought together more than 800 financial community professionals in Paris on 8 November. It was an opportunity for broad sharing of expertise and discussions of current events. “This conference and the many information workshops that we are organizing around France throughout the year aim to unite the ecosystem by promoting dialogue between professionals and companies that are listed or may enter the market,” said Marc Lefèvre, Head of European Coverage for NYSE Euronext.

Successful premiere for the Annual stock market conference

Launch of the CAC® International 25 index

Last October, NYSE Euronext launched the CAC® International 25 index designed to increase the visibility of international companies listed in Paris. This new index reflects the performance of the 25 largest multinational* companies listed on NYSE Euronext in Paris, based on their total market capitalization and local trading volumes. Equal weighting is given to the various index constituents.

This new index is calculated and published once each trading day after market closing. It will be revised annually in September, and rebalanced four times a year in March, June, September and December.

* Companies listed in Paris – with market capitalization of at least €1 billion – not incorporated in France and not present in the CAC, BEL or AEX indices.

Current composition of the index: Anglogold Ashanti, Beni Stabili, Caterpillar, Cliffs, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Diageo, Dow Chemical, Du Pont de Nemours, Fiat, Ford Motor, Rusal, General Electric, HSBC Holdings, Maroc Télécom, Merck and Co, NYSE Euronext, Partnerre, Philip Morris, Procter & Gamble, Rio Tinto, Schlumberger, Total Gabon, VALE, Watsco, Weatherford.

To learn more, visit the website: www.nyxdata.com.

Social and Environmental Responsibility makes gains

The 4th annual Capitalcom Barometer published last October reveals a greater awareness of Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility (CSR) among large French companies, despite the financial crisis. Increasingly reliable indicators and integration into an overall progressive strategy are among the signs that CSR is becoming a major focus for the executives of large listed companies. One of the sticking points identified: social responsibility performances are still rarely taken into account in executives' and managers' bonuses.

The five companies recognized by Capitalcom in 2011 for their CSR performance are France Télécom-Orange, Danone, GDF Suez, AXA and Schneider Electric.

Calendar

31 January Conference at the Nice EDHEC organized by CEFIM, Ernst & Young and Bryan Garnier on the topic: “Supporting your company’s growth through stock market listing. Why? How?”

9 February European Capital Market Dinner in Paris chaired by Roland Bellegarde, Director Cash & Listings Europe, NYSE Euronext. This dinner will bring together the major capital market players to discuss market evolutions.

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