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Brendan Wood Announces TopGun CEOs in Worldwide Energy

April 18th, 2012 by TopGun Press

PALM BEACH, FL, April 18th, 2012 (TOPGUN PRESS) – Brendan Wood and Partners are pleased to announce the 2011-2012 results of its polling of the world’s most influential shareholders. The data identifying TopGun CEOs is part of Brendan Wood’s comprehensive debrief of investors concerning eleven core investment criteria one of which is the performance of the CEO. TopGun CEOs are clearly those who not only perform in a way that impresses but they also have the interest of their shareholders’ uppermost in their thinking. The TopGun CEO designation is an expression of the highest level of confidence in the CEO by the owners of the company, namely, the investors who own the stock. “There are eleven core criteria which drive the future performance of a company. In these times, which we refer to as the “age of full disclosure”, the board of directors is increasingly accountable for the strategy and performance culture of the companies whose shareholders they represent. Their choice of CEO and the rapport between the company and the shareholders is the critical execution link. In many cases, the CEO is the architect of strategy” said Brendan Wood, Chairman, Brendan Wood International.

In some instances, a TopGun CEO will be selected for leading a company out of the doldrums or repairing its inefficiencies. Others are chosen because they lead the industry. In either case, the common factor in investor selection of TopGun CEOs is performance. “TopGun CEOs realize who owns the company and behave accordingly. BottomGun CEOs and their retinue appear to view the company as a fiefdom and investors as an annoyance. The trend amongst investors to make boards more accountable to owners and less toward management has had a positive effect on the number of CEOs vying for higher levels of performance. There are simply more TopGun nominations this year” commented Mr. Wood.

There are approximately 3000 investors in Brendan Wood’s Worldwide Panel and approximately 2000 companies on the Brendan Wood’s Worldwide Shareholder Confidence Index.

Platinum = Top 8% to 10% of Industry
Gold and Silver = Top 16% to 20% of Industry

Worldwide Energy

United States

TopGun CEO Platinum Class
James Hackett – Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
G. Steven Farris – Apache Corporation
Timothy Leach – Concho Resources Incorporation
Merrill Miller, Jr. – National Oilwell Varco
Charles Davidson – Noble Energy

TopGun CEO Gold Class:
Mark Papa – EOG Resources, Inc.
Stephen Chazen – Occidental Petroleum Corp
Anthony Best – SM Energy Company
Paal Kibsgaard – Schlumberger Limited

TopGun CEO Silver Class:
John Watson – Chevron Corporation
Phil Rykhoek – Denbury Resources Inc.
John Richels – Devon Energy Corporation
Rex Tillerson – Exxon Mobil Corporation
Cindy Taylor – Oil States Internationals Inc.
W. Matt Ralls – Rowan Companies, Inc.
Steven Newman – Transocean Ltd.


TopGun CEO Platinum Class:
Frank Chapman – BG Group PLC
Peter Voser – Royal Dutch Shell PLC
John Fredriksen – SeaDrill Limited


TopGun CEO Platinum Class:
John Dielwart – ARC Resources Limited
Anthony Marino – Baytex Energy Corporation
Keith MacPhail – Bonavista Energy Corporation
Steve Laut – Canadian Natural Resources Limited
David Wilson – Celtic Exploration Limited

TopGun CEO Gold Class:
Brian Ferguson – Cenovus Energy Inc.
Scott Saxberg – Crescent Point Energy Corporation
Michael Rose – Tourmaline Oil Corporation
Lorenzo Donadeo – Vermilion Energy Inc.

TopGun CEO Silver Class:
Patrick Daniel – Enbridge Inc.
Clayton Riddell – Paramount Resources Limited
Derek Evans – Pengrowth Energy Corporation
Richard George – Suncor Energy Inc.
John Manzoni – Talisman Energy Inc.

Pacific Rim

TopGun CEO Platinum Class:
Rahul Dhir – Cairn India Limited
Tianpu Wang – China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation
Grant King – Origin Energy Limited
Jiping Zhou – PetroChina Company Limited
Pailin Chuchottaworn – PTT Public Company Limited

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