AIRA Announces 2007 Australasian IR Awards Winners

AIRA Announces 2007 Australasian IR Awards Winners  Sydney, Australia, Dec 4, 2007 - (ACN Newswire) - The Australasian Investor Relations Association (AIRA) is delighted to announce the winners of the thirteen awards that were conferred at its annual awards and gala dinner held on Thursday night, November 29, at The Westin Hotel in Sydney.  These Awards, now in their 8th year, are designed to acknowledge companies, both large and small, and individual investor relations practitioners from listed entities who have excelled in investor communications with the investment market over the past 12 months.  The Awards are solely determined by domestic and international equities analysts and fund managers with the exception of one award, Best IRO by Peer Vote, which was voted by industry peers.  Award winners are:  Overall Best IR by a Company in the S&P/ASX 200  1. Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Limited 2. Westpac Banking Corporation 3. Oxiana Limited  Best International IR by an Australasian Company  1. BHP Billiton Limited 2. Stockland 3. Telecom Corporation of New Zealand  Best IRO by a Peer Vote  1. Stephen Higgins - ANZ Banking Group Limited 2. Andrew Bowden - Westpac Banking Corporation 3. Johanna Keating - Stockland  Best IR by a Company in the S&P/ASX 50  1. Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Limited 2. Westpac Banking Corporation 3. Stockland  Best IR by a Company in the S&P/ASX Mid-Cap 50  1. Oxiana Limited 2. Lion-Nathan Limited 3. Symbion Health Limited  Best IR by a Company in the S&P/ASX Mid-Cap 100  1. Australian Infrastructure Fund 2. Iluka Resources Limited 3. DUET Group  Best IR by a Company in the ASX 201-300  1. Flexigroup Limited 2. Charter Hall Group 3. Macquarie Leisure Trust Group  Best IR by a Company Outside the ASX 300  1. WEBJET Limited 2. Arasor Limited 3. Cash Converters Limited  Best IR by a New Zealand Company  1. Telecom Corporation of New Zealand Limited 2. Fletcher Building Limited 3. Infratil Limited  Best IRO from a Company in the S&P/ASX 50  1 Stephen Higgins - ANZ Banking Group Limited 2 Andrea Bowden - Westpac Banking Corporation 3 Mark Flesher - Telecom Corporation of New Zealand Limited  Best IRO from a Company in the S&P/ASX Mid-Cap 50  1. Richard Hedstrom - Oxiana Limited 2. Rebecca Thomson - Valad Property Group 3. Michael Roberts - Lion-Nathan Limited  Best IRO by a Company in the S&P/ASX Mid-Cap 100  1. Somon Ondaatje - Australian Infrastructure Fund 2. Robert Porter - Iluka Resources Limited 3. Keong Chow - Austar United Communications Limited  Best IRO from a New Zealand Company  1. Mark Flesher - Telecom Corporation of New Zealand Limited 2. Jonathan Simpson - Goodman Property Trust 3. Alistair Ryan - SKYCITY Entertainment Group Limited  For full results by category, please visit http://www.aira.org.au/IRM/content/home.html  The Australasian Investor Relations Association is formed with the object of advancing the awareness of and best practice in investor relations in Australasia and thereby improving the relationship between listed entities and the investment community. http://www.aira.org.au  Contact: AIRA Australasian Investor Relations Association Ian Matheson TEL: +61-2-9872-9100 MOB: +61-419-444-731  Copyright(C) 2007 ACN Newswire, a division of Asia Corporate News Network. All rights reserved. Type ACNN <GO>  Provider ID: 00016309    
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