Nasdaq today announces the winners of the Nasdaq Baltic Awards 2021 to recognize Nasdaq Baltic-listed companies for excelling in investor relations, transparency, and governance. Port of Tallinn is the Company with the Best Investor Relations on the Nasdaq Baltic Market.
The awards honor the companies with the best investor relations and the best shareholder return as well as the best performing stock exchange member. Also, the event that had the most significant impact on the Baltic capital market’s development and the ’Best Capital Market Coverage in Media’ were announced. In total six awards were presented to listed companies, stock exchange members, media and other stakeholders during the biennial Nasdaq Baltic Awards campaign.
“Around the globe, the pandemic challenges individuals and societies, companies and consumers, governments and investors. I am not only encouraged; indeed, I am inspired by everything Baltic listed companies have done to maintain investor confidence during this time. The pandemic demonstrates that investors value good financial and environmental, social and governance (ESG) management. Baltic listed companies have risen to the challenge,” noted Geoffrey Mazullo, the Chairman of the Nasdaq Baltic Awards Committee, the Principal at Emerging Markets ESG. “Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all the companies that participated in the assessment!”
“We are delighted to congratulate the Nasdaq Baltic Awardees who have shown excellence in investor relations, transparency, and generation of return for shareholders, especially noting sound disclosure practice and definition of sustainability goals, thus becoming the regional role models in this area,” says Daiga Auziņa-Melalksne, the Head of Nasdaq Baltic Exchanges.
Port of Tallinn topped the list in the main category ’Investor Relations of the Year’. Port of Tallinn was recognized for the best investor relations practices and the highest shareholder returns among Baltic listed companies over the past two years. The company has been listed on the Baltic exchanges since 2018, after conducting an IPO that was subscribed by more than 13,700 retail investors in addition to institutional investors.
The evaluation of Nasdaq Baltic market’s listed companies and exchange members is performed by local and international experts in capital markets, corporate governance and investor relations. For more information, visit: nba.nasdaqbaltic.com. The videos of announcing the winners can be watched by clicking here.
A complete list of the 2021 awards, including categories, winners and runners up, follows:
Investor Relations of the Year
1st Port of Tallinn
2nd Tallink Grupp
3rd LHV Group
Best Investor Relations on the Bond Market
2nd Ignitis Group
Best Investor Relations on First North
Stock Exchange Member of the Year
1st LHV Pank
2nd Swedbank AS (Estonia)
3rd Swedbank, AB (Lithuania)
Stock Exchange Highlight of the Year
IPO of Ignitis grupe
Best Capital Market Coverage in Media
Estonia: the stock market editorial team in Äripäev
Latvia: Latvia’s main national radio station Latvijas Radio 1
Lithuania: the financial markets section of Verslo Žinios
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