Yesterday, on 22 November, representatives of energy commodities trader and convenience store network AS Virši-A (hereinafter – Virši) visited the Nasdaq MarketSite studio in New York. As one of the laureates of the Nasdaq Baltic Awards 2023 and the winner of the award for Best Investor Relations on the First North Share List, Virši was invited to participate in the bell-ringing ceremony to mark the close of the market session at New York’s Times Square.
Anyone interested in following the ceremony online will be able to do so by joining the Nasdaq live stream at https://livestream.com/nasdaq/live at 22.50 (Latvian time).
“It is a great honour for me today to represent the great team of Virši and to participate in the bell-ringing ceremony, celebrating the Company’s high achievements in transparency, sound corporate governance and investor relations. This is a great success for a local company. We are not only proud of the record number of investors we have attracted, but also of their recognition and trust over the past two years, which is proven by the Nasdaq Baltic Awards. We will continue to strive towards ensuring that every shareholder is satisfied with their decision to become part of the Virši success story,” says Jānis Vība, Chairman of the Board of Virši.
By becoming a company listed on the stock exchange, the Company is implementing a targeted investor relations strategy and, since the end of 2021, a shareholder loyalty programme, as well as ensuring transparency in the Company's development processes. Caring for the interests of shareholders, customers and business partners, investments in network expansion and modernisation, as well as ambitious steps towards new energy segments, form a strong basis for sustainable growth and increased shareholder value over time.
About Nasdaq Baltic Awards:
The Nasdaq Baltic Awards celebrate outstanding achievements by Nasdaq Baltic listed companies in the areas of transparency, sound corporate governance and investor relations. The methodology, developed by an independent international assessment committee and the Nasdaq Baltic exchanges, includes an assessment of securities trading and public disclosures as well as surveys of professional market analysts and journalists. Nasdaq Baltic Awards honour the companies with the best investor relations and the best shareholder return. The best-performing stock exchange members are awarded, and the most significant stock exchange events are highlighted – those with the most impact on the Baltic capital market’s development. Assessment of the Nasdaq Baltic listed companies and stock exchange members is conducted by local and international experts in corporate governance and investor relations. The chairman of the Committee is corporate governance expert Geoffrey Mazullo.
Virši is a rapidly growing energy commodities trader and convenience store network with 28 years of experience. Currently there are 74 locations in the Virši network, of which 72 are service stations, and these employ over 760 employees across all of Latvia. Since 11 November 2021, the shares of AS Virši-A have been admitted to trading on the Nasdaq Riga Alternative Market First North.