Brendan Wood International Announces 24 TopGun CEOs in the US

Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:28am EDT

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  TORONTO, Jun 10 (MARKET WIRE) -- 
Worldwide intelligence-based advisory firm Brendan Wood International
(BWI) announced today its list of 24 US "TopGun" CEOs, selected from 750
global companies by BWI's Worldwide Panel of shareholders and TopGun
analysts. This year's recipients reflect BWI's year-round discussions
with investors defining their shareholder confidence criteria and
identifying corporations that best meet investors' stringent criteria.

    The TopGun designation was awarded by the BWI Worldwide Panel of
Shareholders. The Panel consists of 2,500 professional asset managers,
representing over $40 trillion of investment capital. Investigative
debriefs with investors continue nonstop throughout the world. The results
are based upon the votes of investors over the most recent 12 months.
Through the Brendan Wood Shareholder Confidence Index, the firm monitors
the confidence levels of investors and their advisors in CEOs of the
world's largest and most transactionally active companies. Below is the
list of US TopGun CEOs:


Company                                  CEO
Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE)        Shantanu Narayen
Apple Inc. (AAPL)                        Steven P. Jobs *
Automatic Data Processing (ADP)          Gary C. Butler
Brookfield Properties Corporation (BPO)  Richard Clark
Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL)           Ian M. Cook
Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)      James D. Sinegal
Emerson Electric Co (EMR)                David N. Farr
General Dynamics Corporation (GD)        Nicholas D. Chabraja
Google Inc. (GOOG)                       Eric E. Schmidt, Ph. D.
Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ)            Mark V. Hurd
JP Morgan (JPM)                          James Dimon
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.      Richard D. Kinder
Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT)        Robert J. Stevens
McDonald's Corp. (MCD)                   James A. Skinner
Monsanto Company (MON)                   Hugh Grant
PepsiCo, Inc (PEP)                       Indra K. Nooyi
Petrohawk Energy (HK)                    Floyd C. Wilson
Procter & Gamble Company (PG)            Alan G. Lafley
Range Resources Corporation (RRC)        John H. Pinkerton
Schlumberger Ltd. (SLB)                  Andrew Gould
Simon Property Group (SPG)               David Simon
Walt Disney Co. (DIS)                    Robert A. Iger
Wells Fargo & Company (WFC)              John G. Stumpf
XTO Energy Inc (XTO)                     Keith A. Hutton

Notes: * denotes Currently on Leave of Absence

    
The Index ranks CEOs based on the quality of senior management,
including the CEO's positioning and strategy for the corporation; the
depth of the CEO's management team and execution capability; and the CEO's
accountability and clear communication with investors focused on the
strategy and development of the business. The quality of the board of
directors reflects on the CEO and vice versa, especially when the board is
an active driver of the success of the corporation.

    Brendan Wood International

    Founded in 1970, Brendan Wood International is a worldwide intelligence
firm that draws on a unique global intelligence network to identify TopGun
performance in the global capital markets. The Shareholder Confidence
Index is based on intelligence from this network and is one of Brendan
Wood International's suite of proprietary products available to investors
and corporations that are focused on TopGun performances. Website:
www.brendanwood.com

    

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