China Telecom's Corporate Website (www.chinatelecom-h.com) was accredited the gold award in the category of "Investor/Shareholder Relations" in the "iNova Awards 2014".
"iNova Awards" is the world's famous and independent competition honoring excellence in corporate websites. There were numerous websites from 17 countries participating in the contest, which was the 14th annual competition this year.
China Telecom was voted, for the second year in a row, No. 5 at IR Magazine's 2014 Global Top 50 Awards and was the only Asian company among the top 5. China Telecom further attained "Best Investor Relations in Communications sector" at IR Magazine Awards - Greater China 2014, reaffirming the Company's excellent corporate governance and strong commitment to a high standard of transparency.
The Global Top 50 was calculated based on IR Magazine's annual surveys of investors and analysts for its awards programs in the US, Canada, Europe, Greater China, South East Asia and Brazil.
IR Magazine Awards - Greater China 2014 were identified solely by means of an independent survey of investors and analysts, all of whom are located in the region. More than 400 members of the Asian investment community either completed an online survey or spoke to researchers from Mary Maude Research in London, who undertook a telephone survey. The purpose of this was both to ascertain which companies and individuals are providing the best investor relations service and to discover their levels of satisfaction with the standard of investor relations more generally.
China Telecom Corporation Limited is pleased to announce that both its website and online annual report were accredited platinum awards in 2014 Spotlight Awards Global Communications Competition by League of American Communications Professionals LLC (LACP). In addition, the Company's annual report (in print) won gold award in 2014 International ARC Awards.
2014 Spotlight Awards Global Communications Competition drew one of the largest number of submissions ever, representing a broad range of industries and organizational sizes. More than 1,500 entries, representing a dozen countries, were received. All entries were judged by a field of communications professionals affiliated with LACP.
International ARC Awards is the world's largest and independent international competition honoring excellence in annual reports and corporate communications, which is also branded as the "Academy Awards of Annual Reports" according to the financial media. Judges come from around the globe to participate on the ARC jury panels. Judging is based on the values of creativity, clarity, effectiveness, and excellence of the annual reports.
China Telecom Corporation Limited was awarded "The Best of Asia - Icon on Corporate Governance" in Corporate Governance Asia's Recognition Awards 2014. In addition, Mr. Wang Xiaochu, Chairman & CEO, was honoured with "Asian Corporate Director Recognition Awards 2014".
The awards are in recognition of corporate who has outstanding performance in various aspects including overall corporate governance track record, management discipline, disclosure and transparency, the discipline of the board of directors and its sub-committees, investor relations practices and corporate social responsibility practices.
China Telecom Corporation Limited has been voted by professional investors "No.1 Most Honored Company in Asia" in << Institutional Investor >> 2014 All-Asia-Executive Team ranking. Mr. Wang Xiaochu, Chairman and CEO of China Telecom was voted again "Asia's Best CEO in telecommunications sector", while Madam Wu Andi, Executive Vice President and CFO of the Company, was voted "Asia's Best CFO in telecommunications sector". Besides, China Telecom was also ranked as "Asia's Best Investor Relations Company in telecommunications sector".
2014 All-Asia-Executive Team ranking, which is organised for the fourth year to recognise Asia ex-Japan region's executives and companies, received opinion from over 860 buy-side analysts and money managers at nearly 520 firms that collectively manage an estimated US$1.04 trillion in Asian (ex-Japanese) equities and over 650 sell-side analysts in over 90 brokerages. The poll participants were asked to nominate best executives and companies in their coverage universe those standing out at a number of management attributes.
China Telecom ranked 154th by revenue in "Fortune Global 500" for the year 2014. (Fortune July 2014 issue)
China Telecom Corporation Limited has been voted again by institutional investors and analysts for four consecutive years as "Overall Best Managed Company in Asia" in FinanceAsia's 14th annual poll of Asia's top performing companies.
In addition, Mr. Wang Xiaochu, Chairman and CEO of China Telecom was named the "Best CEO in China", and Madam Wu Andi, Executive Vice President and CFO of the Company, was titled the "Best CFO in China". China Telecom was further accredited by FinanceAsia with the following awards:
- No. 1 Best Managed Company in China
- No. 1 Best Corporate Governance in China
- No. 1 Best Investor Relations in China
- No. 1 Best Corporate Social Responsibility in China
- No. 1 Most Committed to a Strong Dividend Policy
- Best Telecom Company in Asia
China Telecom Corporation Limited was honoured with corporate governance grand awards in "Asian Excellence Recognition Awards 2014" organised by "Corporate Governance Asia", a leading regional journal on corporate governance:
- "Best CEO - Mr. Wang Xiaochu"
- "Best CFO - Madam Wu Andi"
- "Best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)"
- "Best Investor Relations"
- "Best Corporate Communications"
"Asian Excellence Recognition Awards" are designed to recognise excellence in financial performance, investor relations and communications, business ethics, CSR and environmental practices. The accolades are based both on the scores from the data that was submitted by readers and from interviews conducted with investors.
China Telecom Corporation Limited was accredited "Platinum Award for All-round Excellence" by "The Asset", a reputable financial magazine in Asia. The platinum awards recognised companies' attainment in all six categories of corporate endeavors: namely, corporate governance, business acumen, financial performance, social responsibility, environmental responsibility and investor relations, based on a ranking of listed companies in Asia by leading investment professionals and research analysts.
China Telecom Corporation Limited was voted by leading equity analysts "No.1 Best Managed Company in Asia", across all industries at the "Best Managed and Governed Companies - Asia Poll 2014" by Euromoney, a leading international financial magazine. In the individual categories, China Telecom was also ranked as "No.1 Most Convincing and Coherent Strategy in Asia", "No.1 Best Corporate Governance in Asia", "No.1 Most Accessible Senior Management in Asia", "No.1 Most Transparent Accounts in Asia", "No.1 Most useful and informative website in Asia", "No.1 Best Managed Company in Telecommunications Sector" and "No.1 Best Managed Company in Hong Kong".
Euromoney's "Best Managed and Governed Companies - Asia poll 2014" is one of the most reputable polls in Asia. This is the 15th year of the event and is highly recognized by capital market participants. This year the Poll is based on a survey of 93 leading equity analysts at the largest investment banks and research institutes in Asia Pacific region who were asked to name which companies were the most impressive across a number of factors including management accessibility, accounting transparency and corporate governance procedures amongst others. Honoured with these highly regarded awards, it demonstrates that investment managers, analysts and capital market participants affirm China Telecom's excellent management performance and corporate governance with high recognition for the leading standard of its execution capability and transparency in Asia.