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TAV Annual Report selected best in the world

The TAV Airports 2010 Annual Report has been awarded the “Best of Show” trophy at the International Annual Reports Competition held in New York, USA. Combining financial figures with the concept “art of service” with choreography by acclaimed ballet dancer Tan Sagturk, TAV Airports received the grand prize at the competition, widely regarded as the Oscars of the sector.

The TAV Airports 2010 Annual Report, in which company employees demonstrate the "art of service" through photographs of their dance performances choreographed by Tan Sagturk, has been chosen “Best of Show” at the International ARC Awards (International Annual Reports Competition) held for the 25th time this year. TAV also received awards for “Best of Turkey” and “Best Cover Design” at the ARC, held in the USA by McComm. The competition is one of the most important events bringing together professionals in the world of communication.

TAV Airports Investor Relations Coordinator Nursel Ilgen remarked, “Both our Annual Reports and investor relations website have been awarded several times internationally in recent years. Receiving the "Best of Show" trophy for our 2010 Annual Report at the ARC, which is recognized as the Oscar Awards Ceremony of Annual Reports, is a distinct source of joy and pride for us. This achievement is proof of the effort and hard work we put forth here at TAV as we aim for the best and the most special every year in a constant competition with ourselves.”

TAV Airports Corporate Communication Coordinator Bengi Vargül added further, “Thinking differently, putting these ideas into action and making them sustainable are in the genes of our corporation. Our report was such a success thanks to our employees, who we believe are the most valuable assets of our corporation. Our annual reports have so far received a total of 23 international awards for their design and content. The “Best of Show” award that we received at the ARC, the most important Annual Reports platform, clearly demonstrates the place we currently occupy in this arena.”

Mercomm Inc. President Renni Witt said, “This is the first time the coveted Best of Show trophy has been presented to the country of Turkey. The black and white photographs of the company's employees, choreographed by a ballet master, perfectly captures the spirit of service, performance and enthusiasm. The elegantly boxed and presented annual report earned the absolute highest score rating by all our judges. The TAV Annual Report stood out for its exuberance, making a most memorable impression in the competition. Congratulations to the creative teams which produced this multiple-award winning annual report.”

Designed by Finar Corporate, the report was selected best from among 2,100 participants from 31 countries. The judging panel, consisting of an independent team of experts extolled the book as excellent, superbly written and artistically well designed. TAV also received the Golden Award at the ARC, being selected best in the categories “Non-Traditional Annual Reports,” ”Cover Photography/Design” and “Photography.” Moreover, it was also presented with the Silver Award for “CEO’s Letter” and the Bronze Award in the category of “Written Text.”

The report was also awarded in three categories by the League of American Communication Professionals (LACP). TAV Annual Reports have received a total of 23 awards in international competitions since 2007. About TAV Airports

TAV Airports, one of the world's leading airport operators, operates Istanbul Atatürk and Ankara Esenboga Airports, Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport International Terminal and Antalya Gazipasa Airport in Turkey, as well as 2 airports each in Macedonia, Tunisia and Georgia. The holding has recently bid in the Medina Airport tender opened by Saudi Arabia. TAV Airports also operates in other areas of airport operations, including duty free, food and beverage services, ground services, IT, security and operation services. In 2010, the Company provided services to 420,000 flights and approximately 48 million passengers.