NWS Holdings annual report garners international award


(19 July 2007, Hong Kong) NWS Holdings Limited (“NWS Holdings” or the “Group”; Hong Kong stock code: 0659) Annual Report 2006 has won the Bronze Award in the category of “Annual Reports : Conglomerate” of the 18th Galaxy Awards.

The judging panel paid high compliments on the annual report, and considered it performed outstandingly in terms of cover and interior design, use of photos and graphs, effectiveness of written text and readability of financial information, which in turn successfully publicized the Group’s businesses.

Mr C F Kwan, General Manager – Corporate Communication of NWS Holdings, said, “We are proud to be again awarded. The Group recognizes annual report as an important communication channel to present the company’s business performance and development to shareholders and other stakeholders. The award represents a recognition of the Group’s excellent performance in marketing.”

With Sustaining Solid Growth as the theme of the annual report, the six transparent windows on the cover symbolizes the Group’s continuous growth. In addition, the annual report comprises three main sections, namely Grow under Governance, Grow with Care and Growing Performance which thoroughly elaborate the Group’s development and achievements in corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and business performance during FY2006. The annual report is successful in building up a positive image for the Group.

Organized by MerComm, Inc. in the United States, the Galaxy Awards recognizes marketing excellence. The award attracts around 460 entries from over 65 countries worldwide. The judging criteria include the creativity concept, the effectiveness and contributions to the process of building image of the entries.

For NWS Holdings Annual Report 2006, please visit :
http://www.nwsh.com.hk/eng/home/investorworld_reports_AR2006.asp (English) or
http://www.nwsh.com.hk/tchi/home/investorworld_reports_AR2006.asp (Chinese)

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This press release is also available on the Group’s website ( www.nws.com.hk) .

NWS Holdings Limited

NWS Holdings Limited (“NWS Holdings”, Hong Kong stock code: 0659), the infrastructure and service flagship of New World Development Company Limited (Hong Kong stock code: 0017), embraces a diversified range of businesses in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Macau. Its Infrastructure portfolio includes Roads, Energy, Water and Ports projects. Its Service & Rental division comprises Facilities Rental (the management of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and ATL Logistics Centre), Contracting (Hip Hing Construction Group and NWS Engineering Group), Transport (New World First Bus, Citybus and New World First Ferry), etc.

For further information, please contact:

NWS Holdings Limited
Ms Maria Cheung
Senior Manager – Corporate Communication
Tel: (852) 2131 6251
Pager: (852) 7302 3499
E-mail: mariacheung@nws.com.hk