Benetton wins the "Investor Relations Best Practice European Website Award"

Award assigned by the prestigious Investor Relations Society of London

Ponzano, 2 April 2004. Benetton Group has won the "Investor Relations Best Practice European Website Award", assigned yesterday by the Investor Relations Society, Europe's leading professional body for investor relations practitioners.

"It is the first time that this important recognition has been awarded to an Italian company and is confirmation of the attention and transparency that Benetton Group has always demonstrated towards its investors and the financial markets", stated Silvano Cassano, managing director of Benetton Group, who added "it is a stimulus to further develop the most avant-garde instruments of communication for all the company's stakeholders".

The main features of the website are Benetton stock quotes in Milan, Frankfurt and New York reported with just 10 minutes' delay, investment calculator, benchmark table information, sophisticated interactive charts, and a comprehensive archive of past financial statements, half-year and quarterly reports, press releases and past presentations.

Among the most innovative functions are the interactive calendar where you can sign up to receive a reminder of important upcoming events, plus an email alert service informing the user of the latest updates to the site.

Finalists nominated for the award included Adidas-Salomon Group, British American Tobacco plc, EVN AG, Hypovereinsbank and Prudential plc.


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