NWS Holdings website garners Excellence Award in Web Care Award

NWS Holdings website garners Excellence Award in Web Care Award

(14 November 2008, Hong Kong) NWS Holdings Limited (“NWS Holdings” or the “Group”; Hong Kong stock code: 659) website (www.nws.com.hk) has achieved the Excellence Award at the Web Care Award of e-Inclusion Campaign 2008 Award Presentation Ceremony 2008. The Award recognizes the Group’s effort in establishing a barrier-free website.

Internet has become an important means for a corporate to maintain transparency. NWS Holdings recognizes the importance of disseminating important information including press releases, announcements and other updates in a timely manner via the website. Revamped this year, NWS Holdings’ website provides more useful information with a clear and simple layout. The English, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese text version websites were built to provide the communities of visually impaired and the needy a barrier-free website.

As a responsible company, the design of NWS Holding’s website emphasizes accessibility by everyone, including the under-privileged group. The Group will continue to raise the standard of website design, function and content, so as to keep users informed of the Group’s latest information and update through it.

Initiated by the Internet Professional Association, the Web Care Award is established to encourage both public and private sectors in building barrier-free websites. It provides the under-privileged with equal opportunities in sharing the benefits brought about by the development of Internet in Hong Kong.

Citybus and New World First Bus (www.nwst.com.hk) garnered the Gold Award in the Web Care Award while Urban Property Management Limited (www.urban.com.hk) also garnered the Excellence Award and the 52 Property Websites under the i-Urban™ Portal obtained Silver Award in the Web Care Award 2008.

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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