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Report by Roland Rudd, chairman and Michael Gross, chief executive officer

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Roland Rudd, chairman

Our company, previously RLM Finsbury, rebranded in 2014 as Finsbury, underscoring the transformation over the past three years into a global company that provides sophisticated, on-the-ground strategic communications counseling, wherever its clients or their challenges may be.

With offices in the UK, the US, mainland Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Finsbury provides expert strategic advice and execution to clients around the world on multichannel interactions with ever-widening audiences – media, financial markets, employees, customers, governments, policymakers, regulators and other important stakeholders.

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Michael Gross, chief executive officer

In December, Mergermarket, an independent mergers and acquisitions intelligence and data service, named Finsbury the European PR Firm of the Year at the organization’s annual awards presentation. Winners were chosen based on a thorough analysis of Mergermarket league table data and scrutiny by an independent panel of judges. The honor follows a September 2014 announcement that Finsbury was judged Best Financial Consultancy in the World by The Holmes Report.

For the year, revenues increased as Finsbury continued to develop its global influence in corporate reputation, financial and transaction communications, public affairs and crisis management, managing complex, high-profile cross-border assignments for companies including AstraZeneca, Walgreens Boots Alliance, and Starbucks, as well as major corporate and M&A assignments for Toyota, Aviva, United Health Group, Sky and Reed Elsevier.