Platts to Unveil Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings; IEA Director to Keynote

   Platts to Unveil Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings; IEA Director to

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SINGAPORE, Oct. 1, 2013

SINGAPORE, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The keynote speaker at this year's
unveiling of the Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings™ in Singapore
on October 29 will be International Energy Agency (IEA) Director for Energy
Markets and Security Keisuke Sadamori.

"We're pleased to have Mr. Sadamori join us at our annual Platts Top 250 Asia
Awards Dinner to share his insights on energy security in the Asia-Pacific and
worldwide," said Patsy Wurster, organizer of the event and director of the
strategic media division of Platts, a leading global energy, petrochemical and
metals information provider. "We look forward to the unique perspective he
brings, not only from his first full year as IEA energy markets and security
director, but as a former Japanese government official coordinating
international cooperation in the aftermath of the Fukushima-Daiichi incident
and during his years with the Japanese Embassy in Washington, D.C."

Mr. Sadamori's keynote address will precede the unveiling of the 12^th annual
ranking of energy companies -- the Platts Top 250 -- which includes publicly
listed companies with assets greater than U.S. $5.0 billion and reflects the
financial performance of fiscal year 2012. The rankings are based on a
combination of asset worth, revenues, profits and return on invested capital.
The roster also ranks companies by industry sector and region, and names the
50 fastest-growing companies.

Since October 1, 2012, Mr. Sadamori has been the director for energy markets
and security at IEA, where his team is responsible for monitoring global oil
markets, providing supply/demand and trend analysis, and responding to
energy-supply disruptions. His team's coverage includes natural gas, coal and
power markets, oil industry and markets and renewable energy.

Prior to joining the IEA, Mr. Sadamori was deputy director general for policy
coordination at Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). He
served in the Prime Minister's Office and spent several years in Washington,
D.C., as economic counselor at the Japanese Embassy. A Japanese national, Mr.
Sadamori holds a law degree from the University of Tokyo and a master's degree
in public affairs from Princeton University. See his full biography here.

According to recent IEA reports on energy outlook, Asia is expected to become
the world's second-largest gas market by 2015. Also, led by China, non-OECD
countries are expected to account for two-thirds of the global increase in
renewable power generation between now and 2018. The IEA predicts power
generation from hydro, wind, solar and other renewable sources worldwide will
exceed that from natural gas and be twice that of nuclear by 2016.

Hundreds of executives representing all facets of the energy industry are
expected to attend the Platts Top 250 Asia Awards Dinner. For the first time
in the event's history, Platts will honor an energy executive from the
Asia-Pacific region for exemplary leadership, bestowing upon him or her Asia
CEO of the Year. The selection will be made by an independent judges panel and
will automatically place the individual among the nominees for Platts' Energy
Company of the Year honors in New York in December.

The Platts Top 250 Asia Awards Dinner is once again being held in conjunction
with the Singapore International Energy Week.

Attendance at the 2013 Platts Top 250 Asia Awards Dinner is open to all
companies with business interests in Asia and to energy companies worldwide.
Accredited media may attend as Platts' guests withadvanced registration.
Television cameras are welcome. Sponsorships are still available at this link:

The Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings are based on data compiled
and maintained by S&P Capital IQ, which, like Platts, is a part of McGraw Hill

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