Nominations Open until March 4 for First Platts Global Metals Awards

     Nominations Open until March 4 for First Platts Global Metals Awards

PR Newswire

LONDON, Jan. 8, 2013

LONDON, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Nominations are now being accepted for
the inaugural 2013 Platts Global Metals Awards which recognize corporate and
individual excellence in nearly a dozen performance categories, announced
Platts, a leading global provider of metals, energy and petrochemicals
information and host of the program. All nominations must be received by March
4, 2013. 

"The Awards program recognizes outstanding thought leadership, operational
management, innovation and other attributes demonstrated by the metals and
mining industries – industries that are so vital to the world's economic
growth," said Patsy Wurster, director of Platts strategic media and organizer
of the Platts Global Metals Awards. "The honors program is modeled after the
well-established and respected Platts Global Energy Awards, which just
completed its 14th year."

The 2013 Platts Global Metals Awards will be bestowed on individuals and
companies for exemplary vision, technology innovation and industry
leadership. Eligible for nomination are companies doing business in, or in
close association with, the metals industry. Nominations may be submitted by
companies themselves, their clients, vendors or industry associates.

The awards categories are: 

  oChief Executive Officer of the Year
  oLifetime Achievement Award
  oFinancial Deal of the Year
  oEnd-User Efficiency Initiative of the Year
  oInnovative Technology of the Year
  oIndustry Leadership Award for:

       oRaw Materials & Mining
       oScrap & Recycling

Finalists in each category will be announced on March 18, 2013. The winners
will then be selected by an independent judging panel consisting of respected
metals experts, and announced at a black-tie dinner on May 23, 2013 in London,

To learn more about the awards or submit a nomination, please go to

Platts' metals market reporting spans more than 40 years, following the
tradition of its parent company, McGraw-Hill, which has covered metals for 80
years. With its acquisition of the Steel Business Briefing Group and The Steel
Index in 2011, Platts became a leading global information provider in metals.
For more information on Platts' metals capabilities, visit

About Platts: Founded in 1909, Platts is a leading global provider of energy,
petrochemicals and metals information and a premier source of benchmark prices
for the physical and futures markets.Platts' news, pricing, analytics,
commentary and conferences help customers make better-informed trading and
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Kathleen Tanzy


Contact: European media contact: Elizabeth Catalano, +44 207 176 6024; Direct
any questions to Platts Global Metals Awards at +1 720 548 5478,; For sponsorship information contact Neil
Roberts, +44 20 7176 7638,
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