Polish oil refining giant PKN Orlen has turned to Smithfield
Financial for IR and financial PR support in the UK and overseas.
Smithfield replaces incumbent Financial Dynamics after a competitive
Orlen, which is listed on the Warsaw and London Stock Exchanges and has
a market cap of £1.5bn, has tasked Smithfield with handling its
communications with international investor, analyst and financial media
The remit is full service, covering strategic advice through to
campaigns and projects.
Smithfield research director Christopher Chew leads the brief alongside
IR director Gerard Wichers, supported by a seven-strong team.
The team, which is led out of London, reports to Orlen's IR head Dariusz
Smithfield international MD Andrew Hey said: 'In central Europe there is
a lot of restructuring in the oil and gas sector. There are a number of
companies active in the market and there's work to do in differentiating
Orlen and communicating its strengths to investors.'