NWS Holdings issues US$500 million guaranteed bonds


(3 February 2012, Hong Kong) NWS Holdings Limited (“NWS Holdings” or the “Group”; Hong Kong stock code: 659) is pleased to announce that the Group and a subsidiary of the Group (the “Issuer”) have entered into a subscription agreement with the Joint Lead Managers on 2 February 2012 (the “Subscription Agreement”) in relation to an international offering of USD guaranteed bonds. The bonds will be issued in the aggregate principal amount of US$500 million at an offer price of 99.79%, bearing an interest rate of 6.5% per annum and maturing in 2017.

The net proceeds from the issue of the guaranteed bonds, which will be approximately US$494 million (equivalent to approximately HK$3,853 million), will be applied towards the general working capital of the Group and to refinance the banking facilities utilized to finance the acquisition of Hangzhou Ring Road.

The completion of the issuance of these guaranteed bonds is subject to terms and conditions set out in the Subscription Agreement. The bonds will be listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited.

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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 businesses in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Macau. Its Infrastructure portfolio includes Roads, Energy, Water and Ports & Logistics projects. Its Services division comprises Facilities Management (the management of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and Free Duty), Construction & Transport (Hip Hing Construction and bus and ferry services) and Strategic Investments (Tricor, Haitong and securities investments).

For further information, please contact:

NWS Holdings Limited
Ellie Yung
Manager – Corporate Communication
Tel : (852) 2131 6253
E-mail: ellieyung@nws.com.hk