In a global ranking that uses consumer trust as part of its criteria, it's a particularly gratifying honor to place among the top 50 brands. And though the effects of a global recession have tested many companies' abilities to maintain the trust of consumers, Thomson Reuters was able to improve our ranking on Interbrand's list of 100 Best Global Brands from 44th in 2008, to 40th in 2009. This is an accolade we hope reflects the quality of communication and understanding we have established with our customers, partners, and the public in general.
The benefits of the Thomson Reuters commitment to providing intelligent information for businesses and professionals in financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare, science, and media markets worldwide are tangibly evident in our 2009 placement. It's also evident in our inclusion as one of Ethisphere.com's World's Most Ethical Companies ranking, and our #2 ranking in Fortune magazine's list of the World's Most Admired Companies in 2010.
We thank you for your trust in us and we look forward to maintaining it, and building on it, throughout the years to come.