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IR Global Rankings launches the POP+ award,
which will elect the world’s best IR website through a popular vote

Voting period begins today, and votes can be cast through the IRGR website (

IR Global Rankings (IRGR), the ranking system for Investor Relations Websites, Online Annual Report, Corporate Governance Practices and Financial Disclosure Procedures, announces today the beginning of the voting period for the POP+ award, which will chose, through a popular vote, the most popular IR website in the world. The contest aims to bring deeper knowledge to the general public about the area of investor relations of companies through their respective IR websites, as well as to value and recognize publicly traded companies that communicate well with their stakeholders. Votes can be cast through the IR Global Rankings website (

Any national or multinational company with an IR website in English may participate in the voting for the POP+ award. Voters can be from any country and do not necessarily need to be linked to the capital market. Voting is free and each person is entitled to one vote.

The contest will end July 12th and the results will be disclosed at the IR Global Rankings global award ceremony, scheduled to take place in November 2013. The winners will have the right to display the logo of the POP+ award on their website until 2014, when the next POP+ will begin. All companies participating in the POP+ voting will have the right to use the contest’s promotional materials (banner, logo, etc) to encourage potential votes.

"We are excited to announce POP+ to the market. Publicly-held companies have grown considerably in terms of communication with investors, seeking to continuously improve their IR practices. As a result, today the investor relations area is accessible to all types of public, whether directly or indirectly related to the financial sector. In view of that, we decided to create the POP + award, which will bring legitimacy to market practices and recognition to companies that are well positioned before their stakeholders," said Carolina Bianchi, IR Global Rankings Coordinator.

The companies supporting IR Global Rankings are: Arnold & Porter LLP, IR Club, London loves Business, MIRA,, Capital Aberto, IR Society India, LatinFinance, Bússola do Investidor, Alari, Sodali, Eira, Middle East Investor Relations Society, Assembléias Online, MZ Group, ARFI, KPMG and LEAD.

For more information on the voting, participation terms and conditions and registration in other IRGR categories, please visit:

About IR Global Rankings: efficient communication with the investment community is a key priority for investor relations and corporate governance professionals, once value creation (stock prices) and risk perception can be managed. The implementation of best practices in communicating with the capital markets and fair disclosure procedures do help companies in earning and maintaining investor confidence. The annual IR Global Rankings and Awards survey is the most comprehensive auditing and ranking system for IR websites, Corporate Governance Practices, Online Annual Reports and Financial Disclosure Procedures - a great opportunity to benchmark IR efforts vis-à-vis peers and industry leaders. Based on extensive proprietary research of publicly held companies and investors, and supported by input from independent audit and legal experts, IR Global Rankings methodology is highly detailed, transparent and fully accessible to all participants. The annual IR Global Rankings and Awards have grown each year since 1999.

IR Global Rankings Public Relations:
Paula Moscardi - +55 11 3529-3468 - +55 11 97473-9797

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