SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autodesk, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ADSK) today announced that it has been named by Institutional
Investor magazine as one of "America's Most Shareholder-Friendly Companies" in
their first annual survey. Ranked as one of the top four technology companies
in the software sector, Autodesk was selected by more than a thousand
portfolio managers and analysts worldwide for the high quality of the
company's corporate governance and investor relations practice.
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"It's an honor to be recognized for our achievements to make Autodesk one
of the most shareholder-friendly companies in the country," said Sue Pirri,
vice president of Investor Relations at Autodesk, Inc. "Autodesk strives to
provide its shareholders with clear and consistent communications. We
understand the importance of corporate governance and we continue to evolve
our practices in both areas to meet the needs of our shareholders."
To select "America's Most Shareholder-Friendly Companies" Institutional
Investor surveyed more than 841 portfolio managers and analysts at more than
392 asset management firms in the United States and abroad. Analysts were
asked to name the companies in their areas of expertise that are the most
attentive to shareholders, while taking the quality of the companies'
governance and investor relations practices into consideration.
Autodesk, Inc. is wholly focused on ensuring that great ideas are turned
into reality. With seven million users, Autodesk is the world's leading
software and services company for the manufacturing, infrastructure, building,
digital media and wireless data services fields. Autodesk's solutions help
customers create, manage and share their data and digital assets more
effectively. As a result, customers turn ideas into competitive advantage by
becoming more productive, streamlining project efficiency and maximizing
profits. Founded in 1982, Autodesk is headquartered in San Rafael,
California. For additional information about Autodesk, please visit
NOTE: Autodesk is a registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA
and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks
belong to their respective holders.
CONTACT: Nicole Pack of Autodesk, +1-415-507-6282, or
SOURCE Autodesk, Inc.
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