IDGC of Centre is committed to observing the rights of minority shareholders and information transparency, which helps to increase the Company’s investment appeal. Compliance with these principles is aimed at supporting the trust of the investment community and guarantees to shareholders maximum return on investment in the longer term. The Company provides information support to shareholders in accordance with the requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation and internal documents of the Company.
The Company’s management maintains ongoing dialog with the institutional investors and analysts by holding meetings, presentations, online conferences and conference calls, and submits all necessary information.
In 2014, one hundred and forty meetings were held with the representatives of the investor community with the participation of IR-managers of the Company. Nine events were held with the participation of top managers, including participation in VTB Capital’s “RUSSIA CALLING!”, an international investment forum.
In the reporting year, the Company held a webcast on the year 2013 results, which combined a conference call and an online presentation. The new format of the event allowed to attract remarkable attention from the investment community and the media, and became an effective tool to build future relations with the shareholders and investors.
At the end of 2014 we held a regular annual survey of the investment community (Perception Study) on the quality of the IR-service performance of IDGC of Centre. The total aggregate score awarded by the respondents to the Company’s IR-managers was 9.06 out of 10 — higher than in the previous year (8.45 out of 10). Evaluation criteria included competency, availability, integrity, response time to requests. Each criterion was evaluated by respondents on a scale of ten, in which 10 is the highest rating. Sell-side respondents awarded the work of IR-service with 9.10 points, buy-side — 9.02 points.
The Company pays close attention to remote communication channels with investors and shareholders, aiming to improve the quality and effectiveness of communications. One of the most efficient interaction channels remains a specialised section on the website: “Investors and Shareholders”. Placing data on the website allows to give not only operational, but also most complete and reliable information about the Company’s corporate events. The site traffic increased by 20% in comparison with the previous year. In 2014, there was a significant growth of interest in the Company’s activities on LinkedIn, Twitter and Slideshare.to Top