NWS Holdings fully supports fair trade

NWS Holdings fully supports fair trade

(13 May 2009, Hong Kong) Being one of the founding members of the Fair Trade Workplace Society formed under Fair Trade Hong Kong (“FTHK”), NWS Holdings Limited (“NWS Holdings” or the “Group”; Hong Kong stock code: 659) fully supports fair trade. In response to the nine-day Fair Trade Break organized by FTHK, NWS Holdings held a “Fair Trade Tea Break” on 13 May 2009 by serving fair trade organic tea and cookies to its staff to promote the purchase of fair trade products which, in turn, guarantees disadvantaged producers a fair price for their hard work and enables them to improve their family and community’s livelihoods.

NWS Holdings has been supporting fair trade through providing fair trade coffee and tea bags for its staff at the corporate office. Spreading the message of fair trade, NWS Holdings also encourages its member companies to join the Fair Trade Break on 13 May 2009.

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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