TOP 5 Reasons to Register Your Company for the 2008 Investor Relations Global Rankings

    NEW YORK, Nov. 9 /CNW/ -- MZ Consult NY LLC (, a leading
global investor relations and financial communications firm, announces that
the registration period for the 10th annual edition of the IR Global Rankings
and Awards is now open to all companies around the world. This event,
sponsored by KPMG, Arnold & Porter, Bloomberg and PR Newswire, is a unique
external review of any company's communication process with analysts and
investors worldwide.
    TO REGISTER, please visit the website, or type
IRGR < GO > on your Bloomberg terminal. If you missed the conference call that
discussed the news and procedures of this new edition, please access the link:
    1) UNIQUE RANKING SYSTEM: Based on extensive proprietary research of
public companies and investors, and supported by the input of audit and legal
experts. IRGR is a global review to position your investor relations and
financial communications effort among best practices within capital markets;
    2) HIGH TRANSPARENCY: Evaluation criteria are widely publicized in the
IRGR website and all results are evaluated by independent professionals. IRGR
analysts are responsible for performing a thorough analysis and an independent
technical committee will review them entirely;
    3) INDIVIDUAL FEEDBACK: Registrants receive suggestions in an individual
report, based on technical evaluation and investor opinion. "NEW" --
investor's opinion will be accessed through the Bloomberg terminals, which
will further enhance the whole process. The report is later discussed in a
call between each participant and the IRGR staff.
    4) SOLID BENCHMARKING: Learn about the best IR programs in the world and
how you can improve your practices, and understand how you are positioned in
relation to regional and industry peers. Participants may choose not to
disclose they are participating, so their name and ranking positioning will be
kept confidential to avoid any exposure.
    5) GREAT RECOGNITION: Winners will be recognized in Award Ceremonies
around the world. Their names and ranking will be available in all Bloomberg
terminals (IRGR < GO >) and they will be widely publicized though our
partnership with PR Newswire -- the largest news distributor in the world.
Best cases will be highlighted in the 2008 IR Global Rankings magazine that is
freely distributed in the capital markets community.
    TOP Companies of the 2007 IR Global Rankings include (check add on page
135 of the current issue of Bloomberg Markets Magazine): adidas (OTC: ADDDY),
America Latina Logistica (Bovespa: ALL), ASUR (NYSE:   ASR), Australia and New
Zealand Banking (NYSE:   ANZ), Avaya (NYSE:   AV), Banco BPI (Lisbon: BPI.LS),
Banco Bradesco (NYSE:   BBD), Bank of Montreal (NYSE:   BMO), BASF (NYSE:   BF),
Bayer (NYSE:   BAY), BlueScope Steel (Australian: BSL), Braskem (NYSE:   BAK),
China Telecom (NYSE:   CHA), Danske Bank (OTC: DNSKF), Deutsche Telekom (NYSE:  
DT), Endesa Chile (NYSE:   EOC), ETRADE Financial (NYSE:   ET), Fording Canadian
(NYSE:   FDG), General Electric (NYSE:   GE), Global Sources (Nasdaq: GSOL), GOL
(NYSE:   GOL), Grasim Industries (NSE: GRASIM.NS), Harmony Gold (NYSE:   HMY),
Homex (NYSE:   HXM), Hysan Development (OTC: HYSNY), Infosys (NASDAQ:   INFY),
Kellogg (NYSE:   K), Masisa (NYSE:   MYS), Ness Technologies (NASDAQ:   NSTC), Nexen
(NYSE:   NKY), Norsk Hydro (NYSE:   NHY), Petrobras (NYSE:   PBR), Philippine Long
Distance Telephone Company (NYSE:   PHI), Royal Philips (NYSE:   PHG), Sappi
(NYSE:   SPP), Satyam (NYSE:   SAY), Symantec (NASDAQ:   SYMC), Talisman Energy
(NYSE:   TLM), Telekom Austria (NYSE:   TKA), Turkcell (NYSE:   TKC), UBS (NYSE:  
UBS), Unibanco (NYSE:   UBB), Wachovia (NYSE:   WB) and Wipro (NYSE:   WIT).
    To learn more about 2008 IRGR or to download the 2007 IRGR magazine with
winners and best practices, please visit or type IRGR
< GO > on your Bloomberg Terminal
    For further information, please contact: Amanda Munhoz, Email:, phone: +1 (212) 813-2975
    About the IR Global Rankings: Solid communication with the investment
community has become a key priority for investor relations and corporate
governance professionals in recent years, driven by a strong belief that stock
prices and risk perception can be managed, Fair Disclosure and other new
regulations, in addition to the need for corporate transparency to earn and
maintain investor confidence. The IR Global Rankings and Awards annual survey
is the most comprehensive auditing and ranking system for IR websites,
Corporate Governance and Earnings Release & Disclosure Process. Based on
extensive proprietary research of public companies and investors, supported by
the input of audit, corporate governance, and legal experts (KPMG Independent
Auditors, Arnold & Porter), MZ's methodology is highly detailed, transparent,
and completely accessible to all participants. The IR Global Rankings and
Awards annual survey has continuously grown since its inception in 1999

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For further information: Amanda Munhoz, MZ Consult, +1-212-813-2975, Web Site:        

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