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IR Global Rankings launches Benchmark Study for Financial Disclosure

The study can be downloaded for free from the IR Global Rankings website: www.irglobalrankings.com

São Paulo, August 8, 2013 - IR Global Rankings (IRGR), the ranking system for Investor Relations websites, online annual reports, best corporate governance practices and financial disclosure procedures, hereby announces the launch of its Benchmark Study of Financial Disclosure. The study analyzes the way in which companies utilize their IR websites to release their results, operating information, income statements, balance sheets, cash flow and teleconferences.

According to IR Global Rankings Executive Officer Carolina Bianchi, "in addition to offering a detailed survey of the highlights of the various actions taken to release results, another goal of the study is to encourage an overall improvement in the Investor Relations area, through improvements to companies’ strategies when communicating financial information to analysts and investors."

Companies may still apply for the 2013 IR Global Rankings. Registration runs until August 19 and the results of the evaluations will be released during the IR Global Rankings awards ceremony, which will take place in November 2013, in London. Recognition will be given to the top 5 companies in each category. The highlight of this year is the new award: TOP CFO/IRO.

Further information is available for free on the IR Global Rankings website: www.irglobalrankings.com.

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About IR Global Rankings: Efficient communication with the investment community is a key priority for investor relations and corporate governance professionals, given that value creation (stock prices) and risk perception can be managed. The implementation of best practices in communicating with capital markets and fair disclosure procedures help companies earn and maintain 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, representing a great opportunity to benchmark IR efforts vis-à-vis peers and industry leaders. The IR Global Rankings methodology, which is based on extensive proprietary research of publicly-held companies and investors and supported by input from independent auditors and legal experts, is highly detailed, transparent and fully accessible to all participants The IR Global Rankings and Awards have continued to grow each year since 1999.

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