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Commitment to our shareholders is central to the work of the Investor Relations team at Amadeus. For this reason we were very pleased recently to be short-listed for 6 of the main categories in the 2013 IR Magazine Europe Awards, including the "Grand Prix" for best overall investor relations by a large capitalisation company in Europe.
Companies cannot submit entries, instead the awards are based on a survey that goes directly to the investment community and every publicly listed company in Europe is eligible. It is a benchmark for IR excellence across the region, including continental Europe, the UK, the Nordic region and Ireland, plus Turkey. This year around 722 investors and analysts across Europe were surveyed.
I am proud to confirm that on the night we received two awards: 'Best Investor Relations by Sector for Technology Software & Services' and 'Best Investor Relations by Country for Spain'. Additionally we were ranked third in Europe overall - no small feat, given the list contained hundreds of other companies.
We are truly thankful to receive such open praise from the financial community and feel it is recognition of our responsibility to shareholders. This news also supports us in further raising the visibility of Amadeus and communicating our equity story among the investor community globally.
To learn more about our commitment to shareholders visit our2012 Annual Report , where you will find a whole chapter by that name.