YIT awarded for best investor relations in Europe




YIT was selected as the best European company in terms of investor relations in the construction & materials sector in an investor survey conducted by the internationally acclaimed Investor Relations Magazine.

The survey, conducted annually through an online survey and telephone interviews among 500 European analysts and portfolio managers, charts the level of investor relations from the point of view of parties that make investment decisions.

“We consider it important to serve investors openly during all economic trends, and our aim is to develop our operations continuously,” says Hanna-Maria Heikkinen, Vice President, Investor Relations. 

“For example, we have begun to publish an IR blog on our Web site, making up our newest channel for distributing topical information on themes related to YIT and that are of interest to investors,” Heikkinen continues. 

YIT’s fellow nominees in the construction & materials sector were Cimpor from Portugal and Holcim from Switzerland. Previous award winners for best company in the sector include VINCI from France (2011) and CRH from Ireland (2010).

YIT also ranked among the finalists in the country series. The other finalists for the Finnish country awards were Kone, Nokian Tyres and Sampo Group which won the country award in Finland.

For further information on the awards, see the Inside Investor Relations Magazine Web site: http://www.insideinvestorrelations.com/events/ir-magazine-awards/ir-magazine-europe-awards-2012/.

YIT’s IR blog can be found on the company’s Web site: http://www.yitgroup.com/Investors/investor-relations/investor-relations-blog.


For additional information, please contact: 

Hanna-Maria Heikkinen, Vice President, Investor Relations, YIT Corporation, tel. +358 40 826 2172, hanna-maria.heikkinen@yit.fi



Hanna-Maria Heikkinen
Vice President, Investor Relations


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YIT celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2012. The company was established in the Grand Duchy of Finland in 1912. Today, YIT is a leading European service company in building systems, construction services and services for industry. Our 26,000 professionals serve customers in 14 countries in the Nordic and Baltic countries, Russia and Central Europe. We have grown together with our customers and developed our services in line with the changes taking place in different societies. We intend to continue on that track. Our vision is to lead the way in creating and maintaining good living environments. In 2011, YIT’s revenue was approximately EUR 4.4 billion. YIT’s shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. www.yitgroup.com