IR Magazine Greater China Awards Shortlist: Newcomer HTC Rivals

  IR Magazine Greater China Awards Shortlist: Newcomer HTC Rivals TSMC for Most Investor Relations Awards  Short list announced for the IR Magazine Greater China Awards 2011  Hong Kong, Oct 18, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - Two Taiwanese technology companies loom large over the upcoming Greater China Awards in the 11th year of IR magazine's Asian awards and conference events. HTC and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company feature on the short list for eight out of the 30 categories to be awarded at a prestigious luncheon at the Conrad Hong Kong on December 1, 2011. Both companies will compete for the grand prix prize for best overall IR by a large-cap company and best IR for a CEO in Taiwan.  The prospect of an eight-award haul for HTC is even more notable for being the first time that the smartphone maker has been short-listed in any category at IR magazine's definitive awards. Anta Sports, the Chinese sportswear brand, is another high-profile newcomer to the awards, featuring on six short lists in total. Hong Kong companies Cosco Pacific, Hang Lung, SmarTone Telecommunications and Li & Fung are each short-listed for four awards.  A full breakdown of this year's short list is available below, or on our website at www.InsideInvestorRelations.com/gchina.  The short list and the eventual winners, announced at the awards luncheon on December 1, 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 the Conrad will be hosted in association with Hong Kong Investor Relations Association and is co-sponsored by Arkadin IR Events, BNY Mellon Depositary Receipts, Jefferies and NASDAQ OMX.  Celebrating 10 years of honoring award-winning IR in Greater China, Janet Dignan, the founding editor of IR magazine, says: 'In a period of such volatility in global stock markets and in the world economy - involving Asia at least as much as anywhere else - IR is both more challenging and more crucial. I'm delighted our awards will once again be recognizing the top performers, and that the conference will provide the opportunity for analysis and advancement of best practice investor relations.'  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 Greater China Awards short list:  I. Grand prix for best overall investor relations: Large cap  - China Merchants Bank - China - Cosco Pacific - Hong Kong - HTC Corporation - Taiwan - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company - Taiwan  II. Grand prix for best overall investor relations: Mid or small cap  - Agile Property Holdings - China - Anta Sports Products - China - Orient Overseas (International) - Hong Kong - SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings - Hong Kong  III. Best overall investor relations by a mainland Chinese company  - Agile Property Holdings - Anta Sports Products - China Shenhua Energy  IV. Best overall investor relations by a Hong Kong company  - Cosco Pacific - Hang Lung Properties - Li & Fung  V. Best overall investor relations by a Taiwanese company  - Fubon Financial - HTC Corporation - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company  VI. Best investor relations professional - mainland China  - Anta Sports Products - Claudia Lo - China Telecom - Lisa Lai (IRO) & Jacky Yung (deputy CFO) - Glorious Property - Michael Jiang (CFO, responsible for IR) - Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China - Jin Shaoliang  VII. Best investor relations professional - Hong Kong  - AIA Group - Paul Lloyd - SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings - Angus Yiu - Sun Hung Kai Properties - Thomas Chan Man Kit - TPV Technology - Vijo Lee  VIII. Best investor relations professional - Taiwan  - Delta Electronics - Jesse Chou & Rodney Liu - Fubon Financial - Amanda Wang - HTC Corporation - Joey Cheng & Maggie Tseng - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company - Elizabeth Sun  IX. Best investor relations by a CEO - mainland China  - Evergrande Real Estate Group - Xia Haijun - Soho China - Zhang Xin - Tencent Holdings - Martin Lau (president)  X. Best investor relations by a CEO - Hong Kong  - Belle International - Sheng Baijiao - Li & Fung - William Fung (In May 2011 Bruce Rockowitz was appointed as CEO. William Fung is now executive deputy chairman.)  XI. Best investor relations by a CEO - Taiwan  - HTC Corporation - Peter Chou - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company - Morris Chang  XII. Best investor relations by a CFO - mainland China  - Country Garden - Estella Ng - Greentown China - Simon Fung Ching - Hengan International - Vincent Loo  XIII. Best investor relations by a CFO - Hong Kong  - China Merchants Holdings - Cynthia Wong - Sa Sa International - Guy Look - Swire Pacific - Peter Kilgour  XIV. Best investor relations by a CFO - Taiwan  - AU Optronics - Andy Yang - Delta Electronics - Zhiyuan Zhu - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company - Lora Ho  XV. Best reporting by a mainland Chinese company  - Anta Sports Products - China Shenhua Energy - Industrial and Commercial Bank of China  XVI. Best reporting by a Hong Kong company  - Bank of China (Hong Kong) - Hang Lung Properties - Pacific Basin Shipping  XVII. Best reporting by a Taiwanese company  - AU Optronics - HTC Corporation - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company  XVIII. Best investment meetings - mainland China  - Anta Sports Products - China Merchants Bank - Longfor Properties  XIX. Best investment meetings - Hong Kong  - China Overseas Land and Investment - Hang Lung Properties - SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings  XX. Best investment meetings - Taiwan  - Fubon Financial - HTC Corporation - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company  XXI. Best corporate governance and disclosure - mainland China  - Agile Property Holdings - China Shenhua Energy - Lenovo Group  XXII. Best corporate governance and disclosure - Hong Kong  - China Merchants Holdings - Cosco Pacific - SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings  XXIII. Best corporate governance and disclosure - Taiwan  - Delta Electronics - Fubon Financial - HTC Corporation  XXIV. Best investor relations for a corporate transaction  - China Resources Enterprise (Hong Kong) - acquisition of stake in Kingway Brewery - Lenovo Group (China) - acquisition of PC division of Japan's NEC - Li & Fung (Hong Kong) - acquisition of IDS Group - Taiwan Cement (Taiwan) - several acquisitions including Kaili Shiu in July 2011  Best investor relations by sector:  XXV. Banks & financial services  - China Merchants Bank - China - Fubon Financial - Taiwan - Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China - China  XXVI. Consumer goods & services (including retail)  - Anta Sports Products - China - Belle International - Hong Kong - China Resources Enterprise - Hong Kong - Li & Fung - Hong Kong  XXVII. Industrials (including construction and conglomerates)  - Anhui Conch Cement - China - China National Building Material Group - China - China Resources Cement - China/Hong Kong - Fosun International - China  XXVIII. Real estate (including property development)  - Agile Property Holdings - China - Country Garden - China - Hang Lung Properties - Hong Kong  XXIX. Technology & telecoms - Delta Electronics - Taiwan - HTC Corporation - Taiwan - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company - Taiwan  XXX. Transport (including logistics & infrastructure)  - China Merchants Holdings - Hong Kong - Cosco Pacific - Hong Kong - Orient Overseas (International) - Hong Kong  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.insideinvestorrelations.com for more details.  IR Magazine & Awards  James Chambers Research editor Tel: +86 1520 1781 994 Email: james.chambers@thecrossbordergroup.com  Copyright 2011 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved.  Provider ID: 00007794