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Vodafone Tops List of the U.K.'s Most Honored Companies in Institutional Investor's All-Europe Executive Team Ranking

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 03/25/14 -- Vodafone Group's CEO Vittorio Colao claims victory as the Telecommunications Services sector's #1 CEO in the 2014 All-Europe Executive Team, Institutional Investor's annual survey of portfolio managers, buy-side analysts and sell-side equity research professionals around the world. The company also receives top honors for best investor relations program in its sector.

Other top-rated companies in the U.K. include:

  • Diageo in Beverages
  • Aberdeen Asset Management in Specialty & Other Finance
  • Arm Holdings in Technology/Hardware
  • Reckitt Benckiser Group in Household & Personal Care Products
  • Land Securities Group in Property
  • British American Tobacco in Tobacco
  • InterContinental Hotels Group in Leisure & Hotels
  • BHP Billiton in Metals & Mining
  • William Hill in Leisure & Hotels
  • Pearson in Media
  • Asos in Retailing/General
  • Rio Tinto in Metals & Mining
  • Next in Retailing/General
  • International Consolidated Airlines Group in Transport
  • Aggreko in Business & Employment Services
  • Compass Group in Leisure & Hotels
  • London Stock Exchange Group in Specialty & Other Finance
  • Intertek Group in Business & Employment Services
  • Kingfisher in Retailing/General
  • Marks and Spencer Group in Retailing/General
  • Schroders in Specialty & Other Finance
  • Great Portland Estates in Property
  • BAE Systems in Aerospace & Defense
  • Tullow Oil in Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
  • Rolls-Royce Holdings in Aerospace & Defense
  • easyJet in Transport
  • Royal Bank of Scotland Group in Banks

The 2014 All-Europe Executive Team is based on the votes of 832 portfolio managers and analysts from buy-side investment firms and 1,238 analysts from sell-side firms. An in-depth feature article profiling the 2014 All-Europe Executive team will be featured in the April 2014 issue of Institutional Investor magazine as well as online at www.institutionalinvestor.com.

About Institutional Investor

Now entering its fifth decade, Institutional Investor has distinguished itself among the world's foremost financial publications with groundbreaking journalism and incisive writing that provide essential intelligence for a global audience of finance and investment decision makers. Institutional Investor also produces a host of proprietary research and rankings that serve as the industry-standard benchmarks for fixed-income, equity research, and money management professionals and executive teams. For more information, visit www.institutionalinvestor.com.

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