NWS Awards Presentation Ceremony 2008

NWS Awards Presentation Ceremony 2008

(11 April 2008, Hong Kong) To recognize the achievements of outstanding employees in pursuit of excellence, NWS Holdings Limited (“NWS Holdings” or the “Group”, Hong Kong stock code: 659) held the NWS Awards Presentation Ceremony 2008 (the “Ceremony”) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 8 April 2008.

The NWS Outstanding Employee Grand Award (the “Award”) opens to managerial, office and frontline staff from Hong Kong/Macau and Mainland China. It is the fifth consecutive year that the Award is held. A total of 61 staff members from 30 companies were nominated for the Award this year.

Employees were selected based on their contribution to their respective company, drive and enthusiasm in job, job quality, management skill and customer service skills. All candidates had to pass through internal selection of their respective company and two panel interviews conducted by the Group management and experts and practitioners from relevant fields, such as the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management.

Mr William Doo, Deputy Chairman of NWS Holdings, officiated at the Ceremony. Mr Doo remarked that NWS Holdings having a workforce of 43,000 in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Macau always perceives its staff as an important asset and places high value on corporate social responsibility. The Ceremony is held annually for the prime purpose of motivating service excellence and to recognize outstanding companies which have upheld corporate social responsibility.

More than 500 people, including the management of the Group and member companies, awardees and their family members, attended the Ceremony. The management also presented NWS Sports Yearly Grand Award 2007 and awards for NWS Caring Day 2008 in the Ceremony. Most Caring Gift, Most Caring Moment and Cross-boundary Care awards were presented to the Corporate Office and member companies in appreciation of their efforts in the NWS Caring Day 2008, which was held in January this year. The awards were presented in abid to encourage the Group to deploy caring culture to the community.

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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: 659), the infrastructure and service flagship of New World Development Company Limited (Hong Kong stock code: 17), 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 and NWS Engineering), Financial Services (Taifook Securities and New World Insurance) and Other Services (New World First Bus, Citybus and New World First Ferry)

For further information, please contact:

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