In 2013, the Bank's investor relation activities focused on the following areas:
- building a positive image of PKO Bank Polski SA as a reliable and transparent company among the existing and potential investors, financial market analysts and rating agencies, through the use of various market communication tools,
- fulfilling the information duties of the Company as an issuer of securities, as required by the law,
- organising the General Shareholders’ meeting and providing information to the Bank's shareholders,
- ensuring the Bank’s cooperation with appropriate governmental bodies, organisations and capital market institutions in connection with the Bank’s presence on the public securities market.
As part of market communication:
- after each quarter end, the Bank’s and the Group’s financial performance was presented by the Bank’s Management Board in a meeting with capital market and debt securities analysts, organised on the Bank’s premises, and during teleconferences in which ca. 70 analysts and representatives of investors participated each time,
- members of the Management Board of the Bank and the key management regularly participated in meetings (and teleconferences) with investors and analysts, both on the Bank’s premises and in investor conferences. In 2013, there were ca. 90 meetings on the Bank’s premises (including two extraordinary: in relation to publication of the Bank Strategy for 2013-2015 and acquisition of Nordea Group entities), ca. 130 meetings during 10 investor conferences and one roadshow project and over 100 teleconferences,
- the Investor Relations Office maintained on-going contacts with analysts and investors, both corporate and individual, by answering many questions asked by telephone or e-mail and relating to business operations and financial performance of PKO Bank Polski SA,
- the Bank immediately published all information relevant to investors and the Bank’s shareholders on the website of the Investor Relations Office: http://www.pkobp.pl/pkobppl-en/investor-relations/,
- in March 2013, the Bank launched for a second time its annual on-line report, this time for 2012, in the form of a dedicated online service in two language versions: Polish and English (http://www.pkobp.pl/raportroczny2012/index.html). The annual report published as a separate service is a tool for achieving the Bank's objectives in the area of information and image. First and foremost, it makes it easier to find and use the key financial and business information of the Group.
These activities were aimed at providing comprehensive information on the Bank's financial performance and activities, including the changes in market environment, to enable a sound assessment of the Bank's current position and outlook and the correct valuation of the company’s assets.
PKO Bank Polski SA makes every effort to ensure that periodic reports maintained the highest standards in respect of professionalism and fair information, so that they present the Bank’s results in a complete and transparent manner and are as useful as possible to institutional investors, analysts and individual shareholders.
In October 2013, the Annual Report of PKO Bank Polski SA for 2012 was awarded a special prize: ‘The Best of the Best’ by the Accounting and Tax Institute. The prize is awarded to enterprises and banks which has won the main prize in The Best Annual Report competition three times over the last years and is proof of the highest user value of the Bank’s annual reports for shareholders and investors. The Chapter of the Competition appreciated not only the quality of the financial statements but also the image-related value of the annual report. Completeness and consistency as well as clear and logical presentation of data (i.a. strategy and forecasts taking account of risks, application of corporate governance principles) were acknowledged.
PKO Bank Polski SA regularly receives 'The Best Annual Report' prizes. The 2007 report was awarded with an additional diploma by the Team of Auditors of the Chapter of the Competition for a significant improvement in the quality of the financial statements prepared under the IFRS. In 2008 the Bank was awarded for best application of the IFRS/IAS, and the report for 2009 received second prize in the 'Banks and financial institutions' category. The 2010 report received the Main Prize for Banks and an award in the 'Directors' Report' category, and in 2011 - The Bank also won the first prize in the category of banks and financial institutions for accumulating the largest number of points in total for the three evaluated areas.