BOC wins prestigious global award for its annual report
Bank of Ceylon won four of the world’s prestigious awards for its 2006 annual report. The bank won three major awards including a platinum at the annual international 2006 Vision Awards, competing against 2,500 entries from 21 countries.
In the prestigious annual international ARC Awards, Bank of Ceylon won a gold award, competing against 1,900 entries from 26 countries, submitted by some 800 different companies representing over 200 industries, the bank said.
The ARC Awards, established by MerComm, Inc. in 1987, were created to honour overall excellence in annual reports, in terms of content and creative design.
The ARC Awards, considered to be the ‘Academy Awards of Annual Reports’, is the largest and the most prestigious out of more than one hundred annual report competitions held every year.
“We were honoured with your participation in the 21st ARC Awards competition this year. Your award winning work is an international mark of excellence,” said Reni L. Witt, President of Mercomm, Inc., commenting on Bank of Ceylon’s top Gold award in the Non Traditional Annual Report category under Banks – National Commercial.
Bank of Ceylon’s Chairman, Dr. Gamini Wickramasinghe, who received this prestigious award at the gala ceremony held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New York on September 20 said, “It was a rare privilege and a very great honour to receive the highest international acclaim for our annual report.”
The bank’s 2006 annual report was written by Bank of Ceylon staff, designed by Minds FCB, produced by Emagewise and printed by Gunaratne Offset, with photography by Luxshmanan Nadaraja and digital plates by Imageline.