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IR Global Rankings 2010: Best Ranked Companies in Europe

March 23, 2010

NEW YORK, March 23 /PRNewswire/ — MZ Consult NY (http://www.mz-ir.com), a
leading investor relations and financial communications firm, jointly with IR
Global Rankings sponsors KPMG, Arnold & Porter, The Bank of New York Mellon,
Corporate Asia Network, Bloomberg, NEVIR, Sodali and MZ-CCG, announced today
at the 2010 Europe IRGR Workshop and Award Ceremony the best ranked companies
in Europe.

Best Ranked IR Websites in Europe: Danske Bank, BASF, Bayer, ThyssenKrupp,
METRO AG, RWE, Neste Oil, Credit Suisse, Aegon and Arcadis.

Best Ranked Online Annual Reports in Europe: Royal Philips Electronics,
BASF, Aegon, Telkom and EVN.

Best Ranked Financial Disclosure Procedures in Europe: EDP – Energias de
Portugal, Telekom Austria, BASF, GazpromNeft, Turkcell and Crucell

Best Ranked Corporate Governance Practices in Europe: Royal Dutch Shell,
Novartis, Telekom Austria, Grupo Santander, Aegon, BASF and EDP – Energias de
Portugal.

Best IR Program in Europe by Investors’ Choice: Turk Telekom.

Best IR Officer in Europe by Investors’ Choice: Turk Telekom – Abdullah
Orkun Kaya
.

We congratulate all investor relations teams of the best ranked companies
for their achievements and efforts. The Top 30 global results will be
available shortly on our website http://www.irglobalrankings.com.

More than 500 companies from over 30 countries registered for the 2010 IR
Global Rankings, among them (in alphabetical order): A8 Digital Music Holdings
(HKSE: 0800); Abbott (NYSE: ABT); ABNote (BMF&BOVESPA: ABNB3); Acer Inc.
(TWSE: 2353); Acorn International (NYSE: ATV); Acucar Guarani (BMF&BOVESPA:
ACGU3); Adecco (SIX: ADEN); adidas (FSE: ADS); Aditya Birla Nuvo (NSE:
ABIRLANUVO); Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (NYSE: ASX); Advantech Co.
(TWSE: 2395); AECOM (NYSE: ACM); Aegon (EURONEXT: AGN.AS); Aerovironment
Inc (NASDAQ: AVAV); AES Eletropaulo (BMF&BOVESPA: ELPL6); AES Gener (SCL:
GENER); AES Tiete (BMF&BOVESPA: GETI4); Air France-KLM (EURONEXT: AFLYY);
Air Products (NYSE: APD); Airmedia Group Inc (NASDAQ: AMCN); Akamai
Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM); AkzoNobel (EURONEXT: AKZA); Alibaba.com Limited
(HKSE: 1688); ALL – America Latina Logistica (BMF&BOVESPA: ALLL1); Alpha
Networks Inc. (TWSE: 3380); Aluminum Corporation of China (HKSE: 2600);
AmBev (NYSE: ABV); American Water Works Company (NYSE: AWK); Amerigroup
Corp. (NYSE: AGP); Amil Participacoes (BMF&BOVESPA: AMIL3); AMP (ASX:
AMP.AX); AMR (NYSE: AMR); Anadolu Efes Biracilik ve Malt San (ISE: AEFES);
ANZ (ASX: ANZ); Applied Materials (NASDAQ: AMAT); ARC Energy Trust (TSX:
AET.UN); Arcadis (EURONEXT: ARCAD); ArcelorMittal (NYSE: MT); Ardentec
Corporation (TWSE: 3264); ARM Holdings (LSE: ARM); AsiaInfo Holdings
(NASDAQ: ASIA); Assurant (NYSE: AIZ); Asustek Computer (TWSE: 2357);
athenahealth (NASDAQ: ATHN); AU Optronics Corp (TWSE: 2409); Aurobindo
Pharma (NSE: AUROPHARMA); Austrian Post (VSE: POST); Autodesk (NASDAQ:
ADSK); AVerMedia Technologies Inc. (TWSE: 2417); Ayala Land (PINK: AYAAF);
Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU); Banca MPS (FTSE: BMPS.MI); Banco BPI (EURONEXT:
BBPI.LS); Banco Cruzeiro do Sul (BMF&BOVESPA: CZRS4); Banco Daycoval
(BMF&BOVESPA: DAYC4); Banco Indusval (BMF&BOVESPA: IDVL4); Banco
Panamericano (BMF&BOVESPA: BPNM4); Bancolombia (NYSE: CIB); Bank of China
(HKSE: 3988); Bank of Communications (HKSE: 03328); Bank of Montreal (NYSE:
BMO); BASF (XETRA: BAS.DE); Baxter (NYSE: BAX); Bayer (XETRA: BAYN GY);
BBVA (NYSE: BBV); Bekaert (EURONEXT: BEKB); Bematech (BMF&BOVESPA: BEMA3);
Bezeq (TASE: BEZQ); BlueScope Steel (ASX: BSL); BP (LSE: BP); Brasil
Brokers (BMF&BOVESPA: BBRK3); BrasilAgro (BMF&BOVESPA: AGRO3); Braskem
(BMF&BOVESPA: BRKM5); BRF Brasil Foods (BMF&BOVESPA: PRGA3); Brightpoint,
Inc (NASDAQ: CELL); Britvic PLC (LSE: BVIC); Brookfield Incorporacoes
(BMF&BOVESPA: BISA3); Bursa Malaysia Berhad (MYX: BJURSA MK); Cameco
Corporation (NYSE: CCJ); Campari (MIL: CPR); Canadian Natural Resources
Limited (NYSE: CNQ); Capcom (FSE: CPK.F); Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT); Cathay
Financial Holding (TWSE: 2882); CCR (BMF&BOVESPA: CCRO3); Celanese
Corporation (NYSE: CE); Celesio AG (FSE: CLS1); Cellcom Israel Ltd (NYSE:
CEL); Central China Real Estate Limited (HKG: 0832); Central European Media
Enterprises (PSE: CETV); Cephas Holding (OTCBB: CEHC); CETIP – Balcao
Organizado de Ativos (BMF&BOVESPA: CTIP3); Chang Hwa Commercial Bank (TWSE:
2801); Changyou.com Limited (NASDAQ: CYOU); Chengdu Putian
Telecommunications Cable (HKSE: 1202); Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK);
Cheung Kong Holdings (HKSE: 0001.hk); Chi Mei Optoelectronics (TWSE: 3009);
China Agri-Industries (HKSE: 0606); China Airlines Ltd. (TWSE: 2610); China
Automotive Systems (NASDAQ: CAAS); China BAK Battery (NASDAQ: CBAK); China
Communications Services Corporation (HKSE: 0552); China Development Financial
Holding (TWSE: 2883); China Foods Limited (HKSE: 0056); China Green
Agriculture (NASDAQ: CGA); China GrenTech Corporation Limited (NASDAQ: GRRF);
China High Speed Transmission Equipment (HKSE: 0658); China Medical
Technologies (NASDAQ: CMED); China Motor Corporation (TWSE: 2204); China
Nepstar Chain Drugstore (NYSE: NPD); China Nutrifruit Group Inc. (NYSE:
CNGL); China Railway Construction Corporation (HKSE: 1186); China Railway
Group Limited (HKSE: 0390); China Shenhua Energy (HKSE: 1088); China Steel
Corporation (TWSE: 2002); China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech. Ltd (NASDAQ:
CNTF); China Telecom (NYSE: CHA); China TravelSky Holding (HKG: 0696);
China Unicom (HKSE: 0762.HK); China XD Plastics Company (OTCBB: CXDC); China
XLX Fertiliser (SIN: B9R); Chinatrust Financial Holding Company (TWSE: 2891);
Chroma Ate (TWSE: 2360); Chunghwa Picture Tubes (TWSE: 2475); Chunghwa
Telecom (NYSE: CHT); Cinda International Holdings (HKSE: 0111); CipherLab
Co. (TWSE: 6160); Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO); CNinsure Inc (NASDAQ: CISG);
CNOOC Limited (NYSE: CEO); Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (ATHEX:
EEEK.GA); Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH); Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE: CL);
Collective Brands (NYSE: PSS); Commerzbank AG (FSE: CBK.F); Compal
Electronics (TWSE: 2324); Companhia de Gas de Sao Paulo – Comgas
(BMF&BOVESPA: CGAS5); Compania de Minas Buenaventura (NYSE: BVN);
Construtora Tenda (BMF&BOVESPA: TEND3); Copasa (BMF&BOVESPA: CSMG3); Copel
(NYSE: ELP); Corporacion GEO (MXK: GEOB); Cosan (BMF&BOVESPA: CSAN3);
COSCO International Holdings (HKSE: 0517); COSCO Pacific Limited (HKSE:
1199); Credit Suisse (SWX: CSGN); Cremer (BMF&BOVESPA: CREM3); Cresud
(NASDAQ: CRESY); Criteria CaixaCorp (MCE: CRI); Crucell (NASDAQ: CRXL);
DaChan Food (Asia) Limited (HKSE: 3999); Danske Bank (OMX: DDANSKE.CO); DASA
(BMF&BOVESPA: DASA3); Datang International Power Generation Company (HKSE:
0991); Deere & Company (John Deere) (NYSE: DE); Del Monte Foods Company
(NYSE: DLM); Delta Electronics (TWSE: 2308); Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE: DT);
D-Link (TWSE: 2332); Dowa (TYO: 5714); DSP Group Inc. (NASDAQ: DSPG); Duff
& Phelps (NYSE: DUF); Dufry South America (BMF&BOVESPA: DUFB11); E.SUN
Financial Holding (TWSE: 2884); Eckert & Ziegler AG (FSE: EUZ); Ecopetrol
(NYSE: EC); EDP – Energias de Portugal (PSI: EDP.PL); eFuture Information
Technology (NASDAQ: EFUT); Egyptian Transport & Commercial Services (CASE:
ETRS.CA); E-House (China) Holdings (NASDAQ: EJ); Embraer (NYSE: ERJ);
Enagas (MSE: ENAG.MC); Endesa Chile (NYSE: EOC); Energisa S.A. (BMF&BOVESPA:
ENGI); Enerplus Resources Fund (NYSE: ERF); Enersis (NYSE: ENI-US);
Equatorial Energia (BMF&BOVESPA: EQTL3); Erste Group Bank (VSE: EBS); Esprit
Holdings (HKSE: 0330); Eternit (BMF&BOVESPA: ETER3); Eucatex (BMF&BOVESPA:
EUCA4); ev3 Inc. (NASDAQ: EVVV); Even Construtora e Incorporadora
(BMF&BOVESPA: EVEN3); EVN (NYSE: EVN); Evotec AG (FSE: EVTC); Evraz Group
(LSE: EVR); EZChip Semiconductor (NYSE: EZCH); EZTEC Empreendimentos e
Participacoes (BMF&BOVESPA: EZTC3); F. Hoffmann – La Roche (SIX: ROG VX);
Far Eastern New Century Corporation (TWSE: 1402); Far EasTone
Telecommunications (TWSE: 4904); Fedex (NYSE: FDX); FelCor Lodging Trust
(NYSE: FCH); Fertilizantes Heringer (BMF&BOVESPA: FHER3); Fibria
(BMF&BOVESPA: VCPA3); First Financial Holding (TWSE: 2892); Flextronics
International (NASDAQ: FLEX); Flytech Technology Co. (TWSE: 6206); Focus
Media Holding (NASDAQ: FMCN); Formosa Taffeta (TWSE: 1434); Fortis (OTC:
FORB); Fosun International (HKSE: 00656); Fraport (FSE: FRA GR); Fresenius
Medical Care (FSE: FME); Fubon Financial Holding (TWSE: 2881); Fushi
Copperweld (NASDAQ: FSIN); Fuwei Films (NASDAQ: FFHL); Gafisa (NYSE: GFA);
Galp Energia (EURONEXT: GALP PL); Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS); Garanti Bank (ISE:
GARAN); Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT); GazpromNeft (MSE: SIBN); GCL-Poly Energy
Holdings (HKSE: 3800); General Electric Company (NYSE: GE); Georg Fischer (SIX: FI-N); Gerresheimer (FSE: GXI XE); Giant Interactive Group (NYSE: GA);
Giantplus Technology Corp. (TWSE: 8105); GigOptix (OTC: GGOX); Gilead
Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD); Gintech Energy Corporation (TWSE: 3514); Global
Bio-chem Technology Group (HKSE: 0809); Global Sources (NASDAQ: GSOL);
Global Sweeteners Holdings (HKSE: 03889); Global Unichip Corp (TWSE: 3443);
GlobalTrans (LSE: GLTR); GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes (NYSE: GOL);
Grontmij (EURONEXT: GRONT); Grupo Aeroportuario Del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:
OMAB); Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE: ASR); Grupo de Inversiones
Suramericana (BVC: GIVSY); Grupo Santander (IBEX 35: SAN); GVT (BMF&BOVESPA:
GVTT3); Halliburton (NYSE: HAL); Hansen Transmissions International (LSE:
HSN); Hatteras Financial (NYSE: HTS); Hengdeli Holdings (HKEX: 3389);
Hercules Technology Growth Capital (NASDAQ: HTGC); Hochtief (FSE: HOT);
Homex (OTC: DHMXF.PK); Hospira (NYSE: HSP); Houston Wire & Cable (NASDAQ:
HWCC); HSBC Holdings (LSE: HSBA); HTC Corporation (TWSE: 2498); Hua Nan
Financial Holdings (TWSE: 2880); Hurray! Holding Co (NASDAQ: HRAY);
Hypermarcas (BMF&BOVESPA: HYPE3); Hysan Development Company (HKSE:
HYSNY.PK); IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG); IBM (NYSE: IBM); ICHIA
Technologies (TWSE: 2402); Iguatemi Empresa de Shopping Centers (BMF&BOVESPA:
IGTA3); Imtech (AMS: IM); Indesit Company (MIL: IND.MI); Indra (IBEX 35:
IDR.MC); Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (HKSE: 1398); Infosys
Technologies (NASDAQ: INFY); ING Groep N.V. (EURONEXT: INGA); Innolux
Display Corp. (TWSE: 3481); Integrys Energy Group (NYSE: TEG); Intel
(NASDAQ: INTC); Internet Initiative (NASDAQ: IIJI); Ipsen (PAR: IPN.PA);
IRSA (NYSE: IRS); JBS (BMF&BOVESPA: JBSS3); JSC Sitronics (LSE: SITR); K+S
Aktiengesellschaft (FSE: SDF); KB Financial Group (KSE: 105560); KBC Group
NV (EURONEXT: KBC); KGI Securities (TWSE: 6008); Kimberly-Clark de Mexico
(BMV: KIMBERA); Kingsoft Corporation (HKSE: 03888); Koc Holding (ISE:
KCHOL.IS); Konecranes (OTC: KNCRF.PK); KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG);
Kotak Mahindra Bank (BSE: 500247); LAN Airlines (NYSE: LFL); LDK Solar
(NYSE: LDK); Li Ning Company Limited (HKSE: 2331); Life Technologies
(NASDAQ: LIFE); Life Time Fitness (NYSE: LTM); Lijun International
Pharmaceutical (HKEX: 2005); Linktone Ltd. (NASDAQ: LTON); Localiza Rent a
Car (BMF&BOVESPA: RENT3); Logica (LSE: LOG); Longtop Financial Technologies
(NYSE: LFT); Lonza (SIX: LONN); Lopes (BMF&BOVESPA: LPSB3); Lukoil (LSE:
LKOD); Lupatech (BMF&BOVESPA: LUPA3); Macronix International Co. (TWSE:
2337); Magnesita Refratarios (BMF&BOVESPA: MAGG3); Manulife Financial (NYSE:
MFC); Marfrig (BMF&BOVESPA: MRFG3); Marisa (BMF&BOVESPA: MARI3); Maywufa Co
(TWSE: 1731); Medco Health Solutions (NYSE: MHS); Metalfrio (BMF&BOVESPA:
FRIO3); METRO (FSE: MEO); Micron Technology (NYSE: MU); Microsoft (NASDAQ:
MSFT); Millennium (EURONEXT: MBC.LS); Mindray Medical International (NYSE:
MR); Mingyuan Medicare Development (HKG: 0233); Mobinil (CASE: EMOB);
Moody’s (NYSE: MCO); MorphoSys (FSE: MOR); Motech Industries Co., Ltd.
(TWSE: 6244); MRV Engenharia e Participacoes (BMF&BOVESPA: MRVE3); Nacional
Financiera (MXK: NAFTRAC02); Nanya Technology Corporation (TWSE: 2408);
National Bank Financial Group (TSX: NA); Natural Beauty Bio-Technology
(HKSE: 0157); Nedbank Group (JSE: NED); Neste Oil (OTC: NTOIF.PK); Net
Servicos (BMF&BOVESPA: NETC4); New Oriental Education & Tech. Group (NASDAQ:
EDU); New World Resources (LSE: NWR LN); Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE:
NEM); Nexen (NYSE: NXY); Nine Dragons Paper Holdings (HKSE: 2689); NKT
Holding (CSE: DK 0010287663); Noah Education Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: NED);
Norsk Hydro (OSLO: NHY); Novartis (VIRT-X: NOVN.VX ); NRG Energy (NYSE:
NRG); Nucleus Software Exports (NSE: NUCLEUS); NWS Holdings Limited (HKSE:
0659); OC Oerlikon (SIX: OERL); Oce N.V. (OTC: OCENF.PK); OctoPlus (NYSE:
OCTO.AS); OHL Brasil (BMF&BOVESPA: OHLB3); Orient Paper Inc. (NYSE: OPN);
Outokumpu (NASDAQ: OUT1V.HE); Overseas Shipholding Group (NYSE: OSG); Owens-
Illinois (O-I) (NYSE: OI); Pacific Basin Shipping Limited (HKSE: 2343);
Pampa Energia (BCBA: PAMP); Parana Banco (BMF&BOVESPA: PRBC4); Partner
Communications (NASDAQ: PTNR); PDG Realty (BMF&BOVESPA: PDGR3); Pemex (: );
Perfect World Co. (NASDAQ: PWRD); Perrigo (NASDAQ: PRGO); Petrobras -
Petroleo Brasileiro (NYSE: PBR); PetroChina (NYSE: PTR); PhytoHealth
Corporation (TWSE: 4108); Positivo Informatica (BMF&BOVESPA: POSI3);
PotashCorp (NYSE: POT); Powerchip Semiconductor (TWSE: 5346); PPG Industries
(NYSE: PPG); Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG); Profarma (BMF&BOVESPA: PFRM3); PT
Excelcomindo Pratama (JAK: EXCL); PT Excelcomindo Pratama (NASDAQ: IBKR);
PT Semen Gresik (Persero) (IDX: SMGR); PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (IDX:
TLKM); PT. Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa (IDX: INTP); Qiagen (NASDAQ: QGEN);
Randon (BMF&BOVESPA: RAPT4); Randstad Holding (EURONEXT: RAND); RCG Holdings
Limited (HKSE: 0802); Reliance Industries (NSE: RELIANCE.NS); ReneSola Ltd.
(NASDAQ: SOL); Renova Energia (None: None); Republic Services (NYSE: RSG);
Resverlogix Corp. (TSX: RVX); Richtek Technology Corp. (TWSE: 6286); Rieter
Group (SIX: RIEN); Rossi Residencial (BMF&BOVESPA: RSID3); Royal Bank of
Scotland (LSE: RBS.L ); Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSA); Royal Philips
Electronics (NYSE: PHG); RRSat Global Communications Network (NASDAQ: RRST);
RusHydro (LSE: HYDR); RWE (ETR: RWE); Ryder System (NYSE: R); Sa Sa
International Holdings (HKSE: 0178); Sabesp (BMF&BOVESPA: SBSP3); Safeway
Inc. (NYSE: SWY); Sampo Plc (NASDAQ: SAMAS); SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:
SNDK); Sanofi-Aventis (EURONEXT: SAN); Santos Brasil (BMF&BOVESPA: STBP11);
Sao Carlos (BMF&BOVESPA: SCAR3); Sao Martinho (BMF&BOVESPA: SMTO3); Sappi
(JSE: SAP); Shanghai Industrial Holdings (HKSE: 0363); ShengdaTech Inc.
(NASDAQ: SDTH); Shenzhen Expressway Company (HKSE: 0548); Shin Kong
Financial Holding (TWSE: 2888); Shinsei Bank (TSE: 8303); Shire
Pharmaceuticals Group (LSE: SHP.L); Shun Tak Holdings (HKSE: 242);
Siliconware Precision Industries (TWSE: 2325); Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (ASE:
SVA); Sistema Educacional Brasileiro (BMF&BOVESPA: SEBB11); SmarTone
Telecommunications (HKSE: 0315); SMIC (NYSE: SMI); SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC);
Sohu.com (NASDAQ: SOHU); Solomon Systech Limited (HKSE: 2878); SouthPeak
Interactive Corp. (OTC: SOPK); Southwestern Energy (NYSE: SWN); Springs
Global (BMF&BOVESPA: SGPS3); SRE Group (HKSE: 1207); St. Jude Medical (NYSE:
STJ); STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM); Stora Enso (OMX: STERV); Strabag
(WBAG: STR); SuccessFactors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFSF); Sul America (BMF&BOVESPA:
SULA11); Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (NSE: SUNPHARMA); Suntech Power
Holdings Co. (NYSE: STP); Suzano Papel e Celulose (BM&FBovespa: SUZB5);
Swiss Life (SIX: SLHN); Syngenta International (SMI: SYNN VX); Taiwan Mobile
Co. (TWSE: 3045); Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TWSE: 2330);
Tata Motors (NYSE: TTM); TAV Airports Holding (IST: TAVHL); TD Bank
Financial Group (NYSE: TD); Teck Resources (NYSE: TCK); Tecnisa
(BMF&BOVESPA: TCSA3); TECO Electric & Machinery Co. (TWSE: 1504); Tele Norte
Leste Participacoes (NYSE: TNE); Telecom Egypt (EGX: ETEL.CA); Telefonica
(NYSE: TEF); Telefonica O2 Czech Republic (PSE: SPTT.PR); Telekom Austria
(VSE: TKA); Telkom (JSE: TKG); Tellabs (NASDAQ: TLAB); Telvent Git (NASDAQ:
TLVT); Temenos (SIX: TEMN); Tempur-Pedic International (NYSE: TPX); Tenaris
(NYSE: TS); The Cooper Companies (NYSE: COO); The United Laboratories
International (HKSE: 03933); The9 Limited (NASDAQ: NCTY); Thomson Reuters
(NYSE: TRI); ThyssenKrupp (FSE: TKA); TIM Participacoes (NYSE: TSU); Time
Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC); Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp (HKSE: 0322);
TMK (LSE: TMKS); TNT N.V. (NYSE: TP); Topoint Technology Co. (TWSE: 8021);
TOTAL (CAC: FP.PA); TOTVS (BMF&BOVESPA: TOTS3); Tractebel Energia
(BMF&BOVESPA: TBLE3); Transcend Information (TWSE: 2451); Trend Micro (TSE:
4704); Trina Solar Limited (NASDAQ: TSL); Tripod Technology Corporation
(TWSE: 3044); Trisul (BMF&BOVESPA: TRIS3); Triunfo Participacoes
(BMF&BOVESPA: TPIS3); Turk Telecom (ISE: TTKOM); Turkcell (NYSE: TKC); UCB
(EURONEXT: UCB-XB); Ultra Petroleum (NYSE: UPL); Ultrapar Participacoes
(NYSE: UGP); Unipar – Uniao de Industrias Petroquimicas (BMF&BOVESPA: UNIP6);
Universal Travel Group (NYSE: UTA); Unum Group (NYSE: UNM); URS Corporation
(NYSE: URS); VanceInfo Technologies (NYSE: VIT); Vanguard International
Semiconductor (OTC: 5347); Vecima Networks (TSX: VCM); VeriSign (NASDAQ:
VRSN); Verizon (NYSE: VZ); Vermilion Energy Trust (TSX: VET.UN); Vimpelcom
(NYSE: VIP); Visanet (BMF&BOVESPA: VNET3); Vivo Participacoes (NYSE: VIV);
Volkswagen (FSE: VLKAY); Walgreens (NYSE: WAG); Walmart de Mexico (BMV:
WALMEXV); Walsin Lihwa Corporation (TWSE: 1605); Want Want China Holdings
(HKSE: 00151); Ways Technical Corp (TWSE: 3508); Wendy’s / Arby’s (NYSE:
WEN); WestJet (TSX: WJA); Wienerberger (VSE: WIE); Wipro Limited (NYSE:
WIT); WNS Holdings (NYSE: WNS); Wonder Auto Technology (NASDAQ: WATG); WPG
Holdings (TWSE: 3702); WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY); WSP Holdings Ltd (NYSE: WH);
Xerox (NYSE: XRX); Xinjiang Xinxin Mining Industry (HKSE: 3833); Yageo
Corporation (TWSE: 2327); Yellow Pages Income Fund (TSX: YLO.UN); Yingli
Green Energy Hold. Co. Ltd. (NYSE: YGE); Yongye International (NASDAQ: YONG);
Yuanta Financial Holdings (TWSE: 2885.TW); Yucheng Technologies (NASDAQ:
YTEC); Yue Da Mining Holdings (HKSE: 0629); Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM); Zurich
Financial Services (SIX: ZURN); ZyXEL Communications Corporation (TWSE:
2391).

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