China Mobile and PetroChina Win Most Plaudits for Investor Relat

  China Mobile and PetroChina Win Most Plaudits for Investor Relations at IR Magazine Greater China Awards  Hong Kong, Dec 10, 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - Chinese heavyweights China Mobile and PetroChina won big at IR Magazine Greater China Awards held in Hong Kong yesterday, picking up four awards each.  China Mobile walked away with the grand prix for the best overall IR by a Hong Kong-listed company, best IR for a large cap company and a sector award for technology, media and telecommunications (pan-China). It also picked up a Pan-Asian award for best overall IR.  PetroChina won the prestigious Pan-Asia award for best IR professional (Mao Zefang), adding to its awards haul of best overall IR by a Chinese SOE, best IR professional (mainland China) and best IR by sector (energy and utilities). Li Hao of China Merchants bank won best IR by a CFO in the Pan-Asian category racking up a hat-trick of awards. Ping An and Taiwan Semiconductor were also awarded three gongs each.  Coming into the awards, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company had the most nominations, being shortlisted in nine categories. On the day it won best overall IR (Taiwan), best IR professional for Elizabeth Sun (Taiwan) and best IR by a CFO for Lora Ho (Taiwan). The best IRO award marked Sun's tenth consecutive award at the annual IR magazine awards.  Around 250 people attended the gala event, which was held at the Conrad Hong Kong hotel yesterday. The nominees and winners were determined by an independent survey of analysts and investors conducted by Thomson Extel. The awards lunch was held in conjunction with an all day conference where IR professionals and expert speakers gathered for three sessions focusing on best practice investor relations.  The event was hosted in association with BNY Mellon Depositary Receipts and the Hong Kong Investor Relations Association, and was co-sponsored by Arkadin Global Conferencing, Brunswick, Citigate Dewe Rogerson, Extel Surveys, Hill & Knowlton, HSBC, Ipreo, irasia.com, NASDAQ OMX, PR Newswire Asia, Standard Chartered Equities and the Wall Street Journal Asia.  Full list of winners:  Grand prix (small cap) - Galaxy Entertainment Group  Grand prix (large cap) - China Mobile  Best IR during a corporate transaction - Shenzhen Hepalink Pharmaceutical Company  Best IR in the US market - Baidu  Best IR by sector (banks and financials) - Hang Seng Bank  Best IR by sector (technology, media and telecommunications) - China Mobile  Best IR by sector (energy and utilities) - PetroChina  Best IR by sector (minerals and mining) - Aluminium Corporation of China  Best IR by sector (healthcare and pharmaceuticals) - Harbin Pharmaceutical Group Co.  Best overall IR by a Hong Kong company - China Mobile  Best overall IR by a Taiwanese company - TSMC  Best overall IR by a mainland Chinese company (non-SOE) - Ping An Insurance  Best overall IR by a mainland Chinese company (SOE) - PetroChina  Best IR professional (Hong Kong) - Catherine Chan, Tencent Holdings  Best IR professional (Taiwan) - Elizabeth Sun, TSMC  Best IR by a CEO (mainland China) - Mao Zefeng, PetroChina Company  Best IR by a CEO (Hong Kong) - Tony Tyler, Cathay Pacific Airways  Best IR by a CEO (Taiwan) - Daniel Tsai, Fubon Financial Holding Company  Best IR by a CEO (mainland China) - Ma Mingzhe, Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China  Best IR by a CFO (Hong Kong) - Andrew Leung, Hang Seng Bank  Best IR by a CFO (Taiwan) - Lara Ho, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company  Best IR by a CFO (Mainland China) - Li Hao, China Merchants Bank  Best annual report (Hong Kong) - ICBC  Best annual report (Mainland China) - Bank of China  Best annual report (Taiwan) - MediaTek  Best IR website/webcasting (Hong Kong) - Lenovo  Best IR website/webcasting (Taiwan) - ASUSTeK Computer  Best investor relations website/webcasting (Mainland China) - Ping An Insurance  Best investment community meetings (Hong Kong) - China Telecom Corporation  Best investment community meetings (Taiwan) - MediaTek  Best corporate governance and disclosure (Hong Kong) - Hang Seng Bank  Best corporate governance and disclosure (Taiwan) - Chunghwa Telecom Co  Best corporate governance and disclosure (Mainland China) - China Merchants Bank  About IR Magazine & Awards  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 events in the US, Europe, Canada, the Nordic region, Asia, Brazil and Ireland. Visit www.thecrossbordergroup.com for more details.  IR Magazine & Awards  Ewa Karczmarz Events producer Email: ewa.karczmarz@thecrossbordergroup.com Tel (direct): +44 20 7107 2568  Copyright 2010 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved.  Provider ID: 00005590