Munster had to overcome reigning champions Wasps to secure top spot in their pool, while Cardiff Blues' emphatic victory over Bristol was the first time their hosts had been held scoreless in a game in any competition at the Memorial Stadium.
The Ospreys' first ever victory away in France saw them progress as one of the two best runners-up. In Scotland, Glasgow Warriors had their best European campaign for a decade and were unfortunate not to progress through to the last-eight of Europe's premier tournament.
David Jordan said: "I would like to congratulate Munster, Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys on their achievements in the Heineken Cup competition so far. Their performances have consolidated the standing of the Magners League, having three quarter-finalists for the second year running, and again delivering two pool winners.
"I would like to wish everyone connected with the teams success in their future endeavours as they aim to reach the last-four and beyond."