MEDIA RELEASE 27 February 2012

Melbourne, Australia. Bourse Communications Pty Ltd is pleased to announce it has won the prestigious Golden Chariot th Award for ‘Popularisation of Transport Industry in the Mass Media’ at the 7 Annual International Transport Ceremony attended by over 200 representatives of local and international businesses held at the Shangri La Hotel in Dubai (UAE) on th Saturday, 25 February 2012. Founder and Managing Director of Bourse Communications, Rod North attended the ceremony in Dubai where he received the honour from Albert Zhukov, Chairman of the Organising Committee and Alexander Kutukov, Member of the Presidium of the Russian Business Council in Dubai and Northern Emirates. The event was also attended by the heads of Ministries and Government entities from Russia and the UAE including the Russian Minister of Transport, Mayor of Moscow, Special Representative of the President of Russia, Deputies of the Russian Parliament, Ambassadors of the CIS countries in the UAE and other major business leaders. In commenting on receiving the Golden Chariot Award, Mr North said: “As a leading Australian based media and communications company, we are thrilled to receive global recognition for our work and be honored with a Golden Chariot Award. The Bourse Communications team has worked very diligently and assiduously to promote Australian transport and haulage companies and their contribution to the global transport industry. This is a terrific validation of that commitment and effort to lift the profile of companies in this space onto the global stage.” For the past seven years, the Golden Chariot Prize is awarded yearly for notable achievements to individuals, groups of individuals, ministries, enterprises and related organisations operating in the transport sphere. On an international level, the event has grown at such a rapid pace that it now includes award ceremonies in Russia, Germany and The United Arab Emirates. Australia could very well be the next country to host an award ceremony. The project has been supported by the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Russian Federation, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, the biggest transport associations, guilds and trade unions. In commenting on the significance of the Golden Chariot Award, Mr North said: “Australian companies have so much to offer but they do not always get the opportunity to shine on the international stage. The Golden Chariot Award is a great way for these companies to showcase what they are really capable of achieving and how they can greatly assist in promoting various industries across a diverse and ever expanding global landscape.” For more information please visit:

ABOUT BOURSE COMMUNICATIONS PTY LTD: Bourse Communications Pty Ltd is one of Australia’s most progressive and innovative Investor Relations and Business Communications firms. Bourse Communications seeks to enhance the value of listed and unlisted companies by managing their relationships with the investment community; shareholders, institutional and retail investors, stockbrokers, analysts and the press. ABOUT ROD NORTH: Founder and Managing Director, Rod North has been working in the financial services industry for over 25 years, having held leading roles in share broking, investor relations, media & PR, investment and funds management. He is the author of three books; bestselling ‘Understanding the Investment Clock – Your Road to Recovery’ and two books produced in conjunction with financial services clients, ‘Wealth at Your Doorstep’ and Wealth Be In It’. Rod is also a regular business and investment commentator on radio and the ABC News Breakfast Show, Sky Business News and Switzer TV. ABOUT THE GOLDEN CHARIOT AWARD: th Now in its 7 year, the Golden Chariot Award has become one of the world’s leading transport awards. Endorsed by the Russian Ministry of Transport and the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, The Golden Chariot Prize is awarded yearly for notable achievements to individuals, groups of individuals, ministries, enterprises and related organisations operating in the global transport sphere. In 2009, the organisers of the Golden Chariot Award first received nominations from foreign countries including Poland, Finland, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Turkey and China and decided to transform the recognition into a global award. For more information please contact: Cristina Masala or Marie Dyhr, Bourse Communications Pty Ltd T: (03) 9510 8309; E: or

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