The Belgian Association of Financial Analysts (BVFA/ABAF) rewards Barco’s Investor Relations with the 2017 Award for Best Financial Communications. After finishing second in the small and mid-cap category in 2016, Barco is proud to now win gold in both the “small and mid caps’ and the overall category. Barco received the award during a ceremony at the WDP offices in Wolvertem.

The Award for Best Financial Communication, which BVFA/ABAF has been presenting annually since 1957, aims to recognise excellence in communication with the financial community. A professional jury, consisting of members of the investor associations and local and international financial analysts, chooses the winner from 50 Belgian listed companies. In the selection process, they thoroughly screen and give a score to all aspects of financial communication: non-financial information (strategy, solutions and services, risks, etc.), financial information (annual report, press releases, financial statements and notes) and investor relations.

Transparent, constructive and reliable communication

Barco had the highest overall score this year, thus winning the award. “We are delighted to take home gold,’ says Carl Vanden Bussche, vice president investor relations at Barco. “This award is truly a tribute to the entire team: our investor relations team and our corporate communications and finance colleagues. Over the past several years, we have dedicated our efforts to getting Barco’s equity story more crisp and concise. Moreover, we have been investing in being a reliable partner for our internal and external stakeholders and in building constructive relationships with the financial community. We’re happy to see that the jury noticed how we have raised the bar in several fields. Of course, this award is not the end of our journey. We are committed to continue strengthening and improving our financial communications and investor relations services.’