NWS Holdings celebrates fifth anniversary with volunteer services on NWS Caring Day

NWS Holdings celebrates fifth anniversary with volunteer services on NWS Caring Day

(26 January 2008, Hong Kong) To celebrate the fifth anniversary of its First Trading Day, NWS Holdings Limited (“NWS Holdings” or the “Group”, Hong Kong stock code: 0659) designated 26 January 2008 as NWS Caring Day 2008. Over 500 staff members of the Group’s Corporate Office and 16 member companies carried out volunteer services together with Young Women’s Christian Association (“YWCA”), thereby shared with the community the Group’s joy of fifth anniversary.

The kick-off ceremony held at New World Centre was officiated by Mr Tsang Yam Pui, Mr Andrew Wong, Mr Patrick Lam and Mr William Doo Jr., Executive Directors of NWS Holdings, and Dr Miranda Chan, Chief Executive of YWCA. Mr Tsang, Chairman of Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, said, “We are proud to see rapid growth in our infrastructure and service businesses as well as in the actualization of corporate social responsibility since the Group’s reorganization in 2003. Looking ahead, we will continue to serve our customers with dedication, and engage and support environmental and community activities through NWS Charities Foundation and our corporate volunteer team NWS Volunteer Alliance.”

At the ceremony, the Group’s executive directors and management of member companies garnished a giant birthday cake with heart-shaped ornaments, while all participants cheered a slogan together, celebrating the Group’s care for community and fifth anniversary. Besides, ten volunteers from NWS Volunteer Alliance carried out magic and clown performance at the ceremony to launch Life Rejuvenation Scheme 2008, which is themed Family Harmony. NWS Volunteer Alliance will start a one-year volunteering programme together with YWCA to promote family harmony through magic and clown performance in different districts.

The Group arranged New World First Bus (“NWFB”) and Citybus to drive about 40 families from Tin Shui Wai to the ceremony. Afterwards, the families toured Avenue of Stars and Golden Bauhinia Square guided by the management and staff from Corporate Office, and a buffet lunch in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre which is managed by the Group. Led by volunteers from New World First Ferry, the families then travelled to Cheung Chau by Dragon Cruise. NWFB/Citybus also drove families from Sham Shui Po, Tsing Yi and Tuen Mun to visit the Group’s NWFB bus depot, the sophisticated and environmental friendly plant of New China Laundry and the 400,000-sq ft nursery of Hong Kong Island Landscape, where lunch was also provided. Volunteers from the other 10-odd member companies paid home visits to about 300 families in need in Eastern District, including the newly arrived immigrants and the elderly.

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