Client Case Studies
Hancock Bank (NASDAQ: HBHC)Industry: BankingHancock Bank Investor Relations
Hancock Holding Company – parent company of Hancock Bank of Mississippi, Hancock Bank of Louisiana, Hancock Bank of Florida, and Hancock Bank of Alabama – has assets of approximately $8.5 billion (as of Q2 2010). Founded in 1899, Hancock Bank consistently ranks as one of the country’s strongest, safest financial institutions, according to Veribanc, Inc. and BauerFinancial Services, Inc
In the recent past, Hancock has used two well-known vendors for management of the company’s investor relations Web site. But customer support at both vendors didn’t match the high price tags of their services. As a result, Paul D. Guichet, Hancock’s Vice President of Investor Relations & Corporate Governance, decided to entrust his site’s management to the same provider Hancock relies on for comprehensive banking data – SNL Financial.
NW Natural (NYSE: NWN)Industry: EnergyNW Natural Investor Relations
NW Natural is a 150-year-old natural gas local distribution and storage company serving more than 662,000 customers in Oregon and southwest Washington.
After more than 10 years of outsourcing IR management to multiple vendors, including Thomson, customer service concerns prompted Bob Hess, Director of Investor Relations, to conduct a vendor review in 2006. “We went looking for a turnkey IR product with a client focus,” says Mr. Hess. “We found all of that and more in SNL.”
Douglas Emmett (NYSE: DEI)Industry: Real Estatewww.douglasemmett.com
Douglas Emmett, Inc. is a Los Angeles-based REIT active in the commercial office and multifamily property markets of California and Hawaii. Mary Jensen, the company’s Vice President for Investor Relations, used SNL’s real estate database at previous firms. So, when she began searching for a new vendor to replace Thomson for management of Douglas Emmett’s IR Web site, SNL was her first choice.
Cubist Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: CBST)Industry: BiopharmCubist Investor Relations
Finding the best solution for a complex problem is second nature to Cubist Pharmaceuticals. One of Massachusetts’ top publicly traded companies, Cubist researches, develops and commercializes acute-care therapies approved for use in more than 60 countries. In 2005, the company’s investor relations staff began re-evaluating their shareholder Web site and were faced with this dilemma: how to make it easier for stakeholders to use while maintaining cost-effectiveness?
When Cubist Communications Manager Michelle Vidoli heard of SNL Financial through a fellow NIRI member, she realized that she had made a breakthrough discovery for her company: SNL IR Solutions.