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Four Major International Awards

For TAV Airports Holding’s 2008 Annual Report that integrates Financial Figures with Jazz Music

TAV Airports Holding, which has integrated financial figures with jazz music in the 2008 Annual Report, has been conferred awards in four separate categories in the Vision Awards for Annual Reports Competition of the League of American Communication Professionals (LACP), organised for the eighth time. The TAV Airports Holding’s 2008 Annual Report, which has won Platinum, Gold and Silver Awards has also been included among the top 100, among the over 3,500 Annual Reports that have participated in the Competition, and has left behind reports by world giants.

In the Vision Awards for Annual Reports Competition of the League of American Communication Professionals (LACP), the 2008 Annual Report of TAV Airports Holding has been conferred the “Platinum” award in the “Communicators’ Choice” for the regions of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the “Gold” award for the world-wide “Communicators’ Choice,” within the framework of jury members’ views that it is innovative, inquisitive, exceptional and that it strengthens the fundamental messages of the concept of communication. TAV Airports Holding has also been conferred the “Silver” award for excellence within its industry on the development of the organisation’s annual report for the past year and it has also been recognised as one of the Top 100 Annual Reports in the category of “Excellence” for 2008.

Stating that they were honoured to have won awards in four separate categories, competing with over 3,500 projects from over 20 countries in the League of American Communication Professionals (LACP), TAV Airports Holding Corporate Communication Coordinator Bengi Vargül said: “What lies behind the value created by TAV Airports is that we have the advantage of working with managers who provide us with an opportunity for thinking out of the box and who encourage us to create projects along these lines. Our report is a reflection of strong leadership, of pioneering approach in the sector and of the skill to work as a team. We work in an environment that supports innovative thought and we never forget that our main business concerns ‘people.’ We are happy to have created a work that once again focuses on people, as well as to have created, on behalf of TAV Airports, a second example that breaks with the classical financial reporting approach and with traditional thought and that instils curiosity.”

Prepared in an interactive medium, TAV Airports Holding’s 2008 Annual Report is a reflection of both the financial value of TAV Airports, as well as the company’s close connection with people and its perspective on people.  The report is accompanied by music especially composed by jazz musician Kerem Görsev for the airports operated by TAV Airports, music that conjures up the stories of the cities and countries where the terminals are situated.

TAV Airports Holding’s 2007 Annual Report, which included quotations from the Istanbullular novel by Buket Uzuner, won the “Silver Award” in the Traditional Creativity Awards Competition organised in the U.S.A. and the “Best Design in Annual Reports” in the Graphic Products Competition organised by the Turkish Society of Graphic Design and a second edition was published.

About the League of American Communication Professionals (LACP)

The League of American Communications Professionals LLC (LACP) was established in 2001 in order to create a forum within the public relations industry that facilitates discussion of best-in-class practices within the profession while also recognizing those who demonstrate exemplary communications capabilities. As part of this goal, LACP, which has over 30,000 subscribers, hosts a free monthly newsletter distributed via e-mail and quarterly competitions that target various disciplines within the communications field. The monthly newsletter, which shares best practices, provides tools, tips and resources to professionals, also hosts various forums to discuss industry trends and challenges. The competitions regularly organised by LACP routinely include hundreds of entries from some of the most recognized organizations throughout the world.