SanomaWSOY’s IR section at the Group’s Internet site was awarded first prize last week at a competition organised by the Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion, the Finnish Association of Financial Analysts, and the business magazine, Talouselämä. Kesko’s IR site was voted second-best, and Wärtsilä’s took third place.

This is the fourth time that the competition has been arranged, and the jury highlighted the clear improvement that has taken place over this time in the content of IR pages. The jury underlined the importance of pages being up-to-date, the breadth of financial information and releases they offer, and a comprehensive presentation of company goals, strategy, prospects, and dividend policy. The jury also focused on usability, logical structure, and visual appearance.

SanomaWSOY’s site was particularly praised for the clear picture it gives of the Group’s strategy and goals and the broad range of its content, presented in a straightforward and simple-to-navigate environment. SanomaWSOY’s comprehensive and regularly updated insider list was seen as a particular plus.