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BASF Tops List of Germany's Most Honored Companies in Institutional Investor's All-Europe Executive Team Ranking

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 03/25/14 -- BASF, Allianz and Henkel are the top-ranked German companies in the 2014 All-Europe Executive Team survey, Institutional Investor's annual survey of portfolio managers and analysts and sell-side equity research professionals around the world.

Strong votes from both buy-siders and sell-siders place BASF, Allianz and Henkel in the highest positions among German companies and their respective industry sectors in Europe (Chemicals, Insurance and Household & Personal Care). CEOs Kurt Bock from BASF, Michael Diekmann from Allianz, and Kasper Rorsted from Henkel claim top-ranked positions in the survey -- as do their Chief Financial Officers, IR Professionals and investor relations programs overall.

German companies continue their strong presence in the 2014 All-Europe Executive Team survey. The country is ranked across 127 first, second or third-place positions in the survey.

Other top-rated German companies in the 2014 study include:

  • BMW in Autos & Auto Parts
  • Continental in Autos & Autos Parts
  • Fresenius in Medical Technologies & Services
  • SAP in Technology/Software
  • Deutsche Telekom in Telecommunications Services
  • Volkswagen in Autos & Auto Parts
  • Fresenius Medical Care in Medical Technologies & Services
  • Deutsche Post in Transport
  • Munich Re in Insurance
  • Lanxess in Chemicals
  • ProSiebenSat.1 Media in Media
  • alstria office REIT in Property
  • Linde in Chemicals
  • Merck in Pharmaceuticals

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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