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JM | Dec 3, 2020

GraceKennedy awarded for Corporate Best Practice by Jamaica Stock Exchange

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Suzanne Stanley, GraceKennedy Group’s head of corporate communications, with GK’s trophies won at the Best Practice Awards on Wednesday. (Photo: Contributed)

 The GraceKennedy (GK) Group has won four Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Best Practices Awards for 2019.

 In the Main Market Best Practices Awards, GK Limited was announced the overall winner in the Corporate Disclosure & Investor Relations category, and the first runner up for the JSE/PSOJ Corporate Governance Award and Website Award. GK Capital Management was also declared the first runner up in the Investor Relations category of the Member Dealers Awards.

The announcement of the 2019 awards was made during a hybrid virtual/in-person ceremony hosted by the JSE at their Multi-Purpose Centre on Harbour Street in Kingston and streamed live online via Zoom on Wednesday evening (December 2).

Don Wehby, GraceKennedy Group CEO.

Commenting on the Group’s showing at the awards, GK Group CEO Don Wehby said: “I am truly grateful to the GK team for consistently going above and beyond to ensure that we hit every mark and meet every target, and remain one of the leading companies listed on the JSE.”

He added: “These awards are a true testament to our company’s continued commitment to our shareholders, and they demonstrate how dedicated GraceKennedy is to effecting corporate governance at the highest standard. I am extremely proud to be leading such an outstanding Group and honoured to see our company being recognised in such a significant way by the Jamaica Stock Exchange.” 

GraceKennedy Group’s corporate offices in downtown Kingston.

“Jamaica is open for business, and the resilience of the JSE and staging of these awards are a signal of that.”

GraceKennedy Group CEO Don Wehby

Wehby also commended the JSE on its commitment to hosting the awards despite the challenges associated with COVID-19.

“Jamaica is open for business, and the resilience of the JSE and staging of these awards are a signal of that,” he said.

“GraceKennedy, like other companies operating in Jamaica, is committed to rebuilding our local economy coming out of the pandemic. We look forward to continuing our contribution to the nation’s positive economic growth. Congratulations to all the awardees, the future of Jamaica looks bright.”

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