IR Global Rankings 2011 Best Ranked Companies in North America

NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - IR Global Rankings ("IRGR"), the most comprehensive technical ranking system for investor relations websites, corporate governance practices and financial disclosure procedures, jointly with its coordination group and supporting entities, Arnold & Porter, MZ, KPMG and Sodali, announced today at The IR Summit, an IR conference produced in association with Institutional Investor, the 2011 Best Ranked Companies in North America, as follows:

Best Ranked IR Websites in North America: Life Technologies, PotashCorp, Intel, Cameco and Microsoft.

Best Ranked Online Annual Report in North America: Nexen.

Best Ranked Financial Disclosure Procedures in North America: URS Corporation, Fedex Corp., Ryder System, Cameco and BMO Financial Group.

Best Ranked Corporate Governance Practices in North America: Nexen.

We congratulate all the investor relations teams of the best ranked companies for their achievements and efforts. The Top 30 global results, as well as the industry results, will be available on our website www.irglobalrankings.com in December 2011.

To learn more about the 2011 IRGR or download the 2010 IRGR magazine, with the winners and best practices, please go to: www.irglobalrankings.com.

More than 60 North American companies have registered for the 2011 IR Global Rankings, among them (in alphabetical order): AAAAmerican (LUX: AAA);  Advent Software (NASDAQ: ADVS);  Agnico-Eagle Mines (TSX, NYSE: AEM);  Akamai Technologies (Nasdaq: AKAM);  Alternet Systems (OTCBB: ALYI);  Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT);  Assurant (New York Stock Exchange: AIZ);  AT&T (NYSE: T);  AXA Equitable (CAC: CS FP);  BAXTER (NYSE: BAX);  Beckman Coulter, Inc. (NYSE: BEC);  BMC Software (NASDAQ: BMC);  BMO Financial Group (Toronto: BMO);  Brightpoint, Inc. (Nasdaq: CELL);  Cameco (TSX/NYSE: CCO/CCJ);  Campbell Soup (NYSE: CPB);  Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT);  Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK);  China XD Plastics (NASDAQ: CXDC);  Cirrus Logic Inc. (NASDAQ: CRUS);  Cisco Systems (Nasdaq OMX: CSCO);  Collective Brands, Inc. (NYSE: PSS);  Con-way Inc. (New York: CNW);  Crown Castle (NYSE: CCI);  Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS);  EMC (NYSE: EMC);  FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX);  Flextronics (Nasdaq: FLEX);  Fluor (NYSE: FLR);  General Electric (NYSE: GE);  Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE: GXP);  Grupo Aeroportuario Del Centro Norte (NASDAQ GLOBAL SELECT MARKET: OMAB);  Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTGC);  Hospira (NYSE: HSP);  iGATE Corporation (NASDAQ: IGTE);  Intel (NASDAQ: INTC);  International Business Machines  (New York: IBM);  Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT);  Life Technologies (NASDAQ: LIFE);  Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT);  National Bank of Canada (TSX: NA-T);  National Semiconductor (NYSE: NSM);  Natural Resource Partners L.P. (NYSE: NRP);  Nexen Inc. (TSE and NYSE: NXY);  NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE);  NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG);  ONEOK Inc. (NYSE: OKE);  Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI);  PotashCorp (TSX; NYSE: POT);  PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE: PPG);  Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG);  Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE: RWT);  Royal Bank of Canada (TSX, NYSE: RY);  Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R);  SNC-Lavalin (Toronto: SNC);  Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK);  Tellabs (NASDAQ: TLAB);  Tenaris (NYSE: TS);  The Cooper Companies (NYSE: COO);  Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC);  Towers Watson & Co. (NYSE: TW);  Ultra Petroleum Corp (NYSE: UPL);  URS Corporation (NYSE: URS) and Visa Inc. (NYSE: V).

503 companies from over 35 countries participated in the 2010 IR Global Rankings, among them (in alphabetical order): A8 Digital Music Holdings (HKSE: 0800);  Abbott (NYSE: ABT);  ABNote (BM&FBOVESPA: ABNB3);  Acer Inc. (TWSE: 2353);  Acorn International (NYSE: ATV);  Acucar Guarani (BM&FBOVESPA: 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 (BM&FBOVESPA: ELPL6);  AES Gener (SCL: GENER);  AES Tiete (BM&FBOVESPA: 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 (BM&FBOVESPA: 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 (BM&FBOVESPA: 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 (BM&FBOVESPA: CZRS4);  Banco Daycoval (BM&FBOVESPA: DAYC4);  Banco Indusval (BM&FBOVESPA: IDVL4);  Banco Panamericano (BM&FBOVESPA: 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 (BM&FBOVESPA: BEMA3);  Bezeq (TASE: BEZQ);  BlueScope Steel (ASX: BSL);  BP (LSE: BP);  Brasil Brokers (BM&FBOVESPA: BBRK3);  BrasilAgro (BM&FBOVESPA: AGRO3);  Braskem (BM&FBOVESPA: BRKM5);  BRF Brasil Foods (BM&FBOVESPA: PRGA3);  Brightpoint, Inc (NASDAQ: CELL);  Britvic PLC (LSE: BVIC);  Brookfield Incorporacoes  (BM&FBOVESPA: 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 (BM&FBOVESPA: 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 (BM&FBOVESPA: 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 (BM&FBOVESPA: CGAS5);  Compania de Minas Buenaventura (NYSE: BVN);  Construtora Tenda (BM&FBOVESPA: TEND3);  Copasa (BM&FBOVESPA: CSMG3);  Copel (NYSE: ELP);  Corporacion GEO  (MXK: GEOB);  Cosan (BM&FBOVESPA: CSAN3);  COSCO International Holdings (HKSE: 0517);  COSCO Pacific Limited (HKSE: 1199);  Credit Suisse (SWX: CSGN);  Cremer (BM&FBOVESPA: CREM3);  Cresud (NASDAQ: CRESY);  Criteria CaixaCorp (MCE: CRI);  Crucell (NASDAQ: CRXL);  DaChan Food (Asia) Limited (HKSE: 3999);  Danske Bank (OMX: DDANSKE.CO);  DASA (BM&FBOVESPA: 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 (BM&FBOVESPA: 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. (BM&FBOVESPA: ENGI);  Enerplus Resources Fund (NYSE: ERF);  Enersis (NYSE: ENI-US);  Equatorial Energia (BM&FBOVESPA: EQTL3);  Erste Group Bank (VSE: EBS);  Esprit Holdings (HKSE: 0330);  Eternit (BM&FBOVESPA: ETER3);  Eucatex (BM&FBOVESPA: EUCA4);  ev3 Inc. (NASDAQ: EVVV);  Even Construtora e Incorporadora  (BM&FBOVESPA: EVEN3);  EVN (NYSE: EVN);  Evotec AG (FSE: EVTC);  Evraz Group (LSE: EVR);  EZChip Semiconductor (NYSE: EZCH);  EZTEC Empreendimentos e Participacoes (BM&FBOVESPA: 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 (BM&FBOVESPA: FHER3);  Fibria (BM&FBOVESPA: 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 (BM&FBOVESPA: 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 (BM&FBOVESPA: HYPE3);  Hysan Development Company  (HKSE: HYSNY.PK);  IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG);  IBM (NYSE: IBM);  ICHIA Technologies (TWSE: 2402);  Iguatemi Empresa de Shopping Centers (BM&FBOVESPA: 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 (BM&FBOVESPA: 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 (BM&FBOVESPA: RENT3);  Logica (LSE: LOG);  Longtop Financial Technologies (NYSE: LFT);  Lonza (SIX: LONN);  Lopes (BM&FBOVESPA: LPSB3);  Lukoil (LSE: LKOD);  Lupatech (BM&FBOVESPA: LUPA3);  Macronix International Co.  (TWSE: 2337);  Magnesita Refratarios (BM&FBOVESPA: MAGG3);  Manulife Financial (NYSE: MFC);  Marfrig (BM&FBOVESPA: MRFG3);  Marisa (BM&FBOVESPA: MARI3);  Maywufa Co (TWSE: 1731);  Medco Health Solutions (NYSE: MHS);  Metalfrio (BM&FBOVESPA: 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  (BM&FBOVESPA: 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 (BM&FBOVESPA: 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 (BM&FBOVESPA: 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 (BM&FBOVESPA: PRBC4);  Partner Communications (NASDAQ: PTNR);  PDG Realty (BM&FBOVESPA: PDGR3);  Pemex (: );  Perfect World Co. (NASDAQ: PWRD);  Perrigo (NASDAQ: PRGO);  Petrobras - Petroleo Brasileiro  (NYSE: PBR);  PetroChina (NYSE: PTR);  PhytoHealth Corporation (TWSE: 4108);  Positivo Informatica (BM&FBOVESPA: POSI3);  PotashCorp (NYSE: POT);  Powerchip Semiconductor (TWSE: 5346);  PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG);  Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG);  Profarma (BM&FBOVESPA: 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 (BM&FBOVESPA: 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 (BM&FBOVESPA: 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 (BM&FBOVESPA: SBSP3);  Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY);  Sampo Plc (NASDAQ: SAMAS);  SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK);  Sanofi-Aventis (EURONEXT: SAN);  Santos Brasil (BM&FBOVESPA: STBP11);  São Carlos (BM&FBOVESPA: SCAR3);  Sao Martinho (BM&FBOVESPA: 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 (BM&FBOVESPA: 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 (BM&FBOVESPA: 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 (BM&FBOVESPA: 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 (BM&FBOVESPA: 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 (BM&FBOVESPA: TOTS3);  Tractebel Energia (BM&FBOVESPA: TBLE3);  Transcend Information (TWSE: 2451);  Trend Micro (TSE: 4704);  Trina Solar Limited (NASDAQ: TSL);  Tripod Technology Corporation (TWSE: 3044);  Trisul (BM&FBOVESPA: TRIS3);  Triunfo Participacoes  (BM&FBOVESPA: 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 (BM&FBOVESPA: 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 (BM&FBOVESPA: 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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