Yesterday evening GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft was awarded the renowned „Deutscher Investor Relations Preis 2016” in the category of stock listed mid cap companies (MDAX). The award was received by CFO Dr. Helmut Schmale at the occasion of the Annual Conference of the German Investor Relations Association (DIRK) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
During the ceremony Dr. Helmut Schmale stated: “As a company currently in a change process to ensure excellence in all we do, we strive to communicate transparently to capital markets which perspectives ensue from that for investors. We are honored that our investor relations efforts are evidently appreciated by capital market participants.”
The selection of winners by category was based on the Extel survey, which is annually conducted by news agency Thomson Reuters. Globally, some 20,000 investment professionals participated this year, hence this prize is quite representative for the perception of capital market participants at large. The prize is the most prominent distinction a German based company can earn in this field.