IR Magazine China Awards 2008 Nominees Announced; Banking, Trans

IR Magazine China Awards 2008 Nominees Announced; Banking, Transport and
Insurance Sectors Top Nominations 
Beijing, Dec 8, 2008 - (ACN Newswire) - Banking, transport and insurance
sectors gained the most nominations for the IR Magazine China Awards 2008 -
surprising news, considering the international financial industry's
current problems and the recent high-profile difficulties suffered by some
airlines. Air China was the most-nominated company, short-listed in seven
categories. 
The awards recognize the industry leaders in investor relations. The winners
will be announced on December 16 at the annual awards ceremony at the
Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing. A full list of this year's nominees is
available below or on our website at www.irmagazinechina.com. 
The awards are presented in association with The Bank of New York Mellon, and
are co-sponsored by Caixun.com, CCG Investor Relations, Christensen, PR
Concepts, Citigate Dewe Rogerson, Ever Bloom, Hexun.com, irasia.com, JRJ.com,
Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, PR Newswire Asia, Rematch, Rikes
Hill & Knowlton, Shihua Financial Information and Thomson Reuters. 
The nominees were identified by an independent survey of buy-side analysts,
sell-side analysts and portfolio managers. This year's survey has been
expanded to include responses from the total universe of global investors
covering Asian stocks, not just those based in Asia. The complete results of
the survey will be published in IR magazine's Investor Perception Study,
Asia 2008/2009 this month. 
The IR magazine investor perception studies together make up the world's
largest survey of their kind, canvassing more than 5,000 analysts and investors
in more than 14 countries and regions. Survey respondents nominate companies in
specific categories and offer their opinions on IR-related topics and trends.
For more information on the study, please contact Kate Giblin at the number
listed at the bottom of this release. 
Full List of IR Magazine China Awards 2008 Nominees 


I. Grand prix for best overall investor relations at a state-owned
enterprise (SOE)
 
- Air China
- Bank of China
- China Merchants Bank
 
II. Grand prix for best overall investor relations at a large cap
non-SOE
 
- China Minsheng Banking Corp
- China Vanke
- Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China
 
III. Grand prix for best overall investor relations at a small or
mid-cap non-SOE
 
- Beijing Yanjing Brewery
- Fujian Expressway Development
- Shenzhen Expressway
 
IV. Most progress in investor relations by an SOE
 
- Air China
- China CITIC Bank
- China Life Insurance
 
V. Most progress in investor relations by a non-SOE
 
- China Minsheng Banking Corp
- Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China
- Sinolink Securities Company
 
VI. Best investor relations by a CEO/chairman
 
- Air China
- Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)
- Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China
 
VII. Best investor relations officer at an SOE
 
- Air China
- Bank of Communications
- China Merchants Bank
 
VIII. Best investor relations officer at a non-SOE
 
- China Minsheng Banking Corp
- Fuyao Group Glass Industries
- Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China
 
IX. Best investor relations for a corporate transaction (M&A, IPO
or divestment after June 30, 2007)
 
- China COSCO Holdings
- China Merchants Bank
- China Mobile
 
X. Best investment meetings
 
- Air China
- China Merchants Bank
- Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)
 
XI. Best corporate governance at an SOE
 
- Air China
- China Merchants Bank
- Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)
 
XII. Best corporate governance at a non-SOE
 
- Bank of Beijing
- China Vanke
- Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China
 
XIII. Best annual report and other corporate literature
 
- Air China
- China Merchants Bank
- Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)
 
XIV. Best investor relations by a US-listed Chinese company
 
- LDK Solar Co
- Sohu.com
- Suntech Power Holdings

Please visit www.irmagazinechina.com for more details. 
About Cross Border Ltd and IR magazine 
Cross Border Ltd is the publisher in New York and London of IR magazine, the
only global publication focused on the interface between companies and their
investors. IR magazine hosts annual awards ceremonies in the US, the UK,
continental Europe, Canada, the Nordic region, Asia, Brazil and Ireland, with a
combined annual attendance of around 8,000 investor relations professionals.
Visit www.thecrossbordergroup.com for more information. 
Contact: 
Kate Giblin
Webcomms manager
Email: kate.giblin@thecrossbordergroup.com
Tel (direct): +44 20 7251 7520 
Henry Xiao
Chinese representative
Email: henry.xiao@thecrossbordergroup.com
Tel (direct): +86 21 5220 7134 
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