Telekom Austria wins the award for the worldwide best online business report in the category "Telecom & Media Industry".
At the European Awards Ceremony of the "7th Annual Investor Relations Websites Global Rankings and Awards"in February 2005 in London, Telekom Austria outranked 57 other contestants and was awarded the prize for the best online annual report (category "RAO 1 BEST AR", best online annual report) in the branch Telecom & Media Industry. The IR Global Rankings criteria comprise design (presentation, navigation, etc.), content (depth and breadth of financial and corporate information), technology (maximum use of technology and multimedia), interactivity (user communication and feedback), timeliness, and flexibility (personalized viewing options, language selection, etc.).
Online business report as an independent means of communication: Telekom Austria's internet online report meets the highest international standards. "The online business report of Telekom Austria in the IR section of the corporate website www.telekom.at doesn't just mirror the printed version but is a stand-alone edition that accentuates communication by means of modern internet technology", Mag. Hans Fruhmann, Investor Relations director at Telekom Austria, said proudly about the prestigious award.
There were a record number of registrations at IR Global Rankings 2005. Held for the seventh time since 1999 the IR Global Rankings has confirmed its position as an important international financial market communication contest with a total of 426 companies from 42 contries participating. The IR Global Rankings are organized by MZ Consult LLC, a leading consulting firm for IR and financial services from Connecticut, in cooperation with JP Morgan ADR Group, KPMG Independant Auditors and Linklaters.