JUNO BEACH, Fla., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) today announced that it has been recognized by IR Magazine for having the best Sustainability Practice across all sectors and best Investor Relations program in the utility sector. IR Magazine's awards are recognized as the leading international awards program honoring excellence and leadership in investor relations.
"I'm extremely pleased that IR Magazine has recognized our investor relations team for the superb job it does in communicating the NextEra Energy story with our important stakeholders in the financial community," said Jim Robo, chairman and chief executive officer of NextEra Energy. "This award is further affirmation of the fact that the financial community recognizes and values NextEra Energy's leadership in advancing clean energy on behalf of our customers, and our steadfast commitment to sustainability and corporate responsibility."
The winners of IR Magazine's 2014 awards were identified by an independent survey of more than 700 portfolio managers, buy-side and sell-side analysts, and retail investors throughout the United States. Each was asked to vote for the company they think provides the best IR service in each awards category.
Other recognitions received recently by NextEra Energy include:
- In March, NextEra Energy was named No. 1 overall among electric and gas utilities on Fortune magazine's 2014 list of the "Most Admired Companies" for an unprecedented eighth consecutive year. Additionally, the company was recognized as No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities sector for innovation, No. 1 in social responsibility, and No. 1 in quality of products and services.
- In March, NextEra Energy's Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer Moray Dewhurst was recognized as Institutional Investor Magazine's "Best CFO" in the Electric Utilities sector by sell-side analysts.
- In April, NextEra Energy was named a World's Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute for the seventh time. This year, just 144 companies in 41 industries across the globe were selected, including only four other U.S. energy and utility companies.
IR Magazine is the only global publication that focuses on the interactions between companies and their investors.
NextEra Energy, Inc.
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with consolidated revenues of approximately $15.1 billion, approximately 42,500 megawatts of generating capacity, and approximately 13,900 employees in 26 states and Canada as of year-end 2013. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra Energy's principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which serves approximately 4.7 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the United States, and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which together with its affiliated entities is the largest generator in North America of renewable energy from the wind and sun. Through its subsidiaries, NextEra Energy generates clean, emissions-free electricity from eight commercial nuclear power units in Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin. NextEra Energy has been recognized often by third parties for its efforts in sustainability, corporate responsibility, ethics and compliance, and diversity, and has been named No. 1 overall among electric and gas utilities on Fortune's list of "World's Most Admired Companies" for eight consecutive years, which is an unprecedented achievement in its industry. For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.
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