NWS Holdings wins accolade for annual report


(9 May 2007, Hong Kong) NWS Holdings Limited (“NWS Holdings” or the “Group”; Hong Kong stock code: 0659) Annual Report 2006 has won the Gold Award in the 17th International Astrid Awards, in the category of Covers: Annual Report.

The judging panel considered the design concept, the use of colour and graphic etc in the cover of annual report successfully define the character of the Group and its service.

Mr C F Kwan, General Manager – Corporate Communication of NWS Holdings, said, “We are proud to be awarded. The Group recognizes annual report as an important communication channel to present the company’s business performance and development to shareholders and other stakeholders. Besides, the 2006 Annual Report cover adopted a transparent design, which gives the readers a fresh image.”

Sustaining Solid Growth, the theme of the annual report, clearly sums up the Group’s development strategy, which is to expand businesses progressively, strive for long-term growth momentum in order to enhance shareholders’ value. The annual report also adopted a breakthrough design. Six transparent windows on the cover indicate the Group’s growing path and direction. Diversified business photos are displayed through the windows, which also symbolize the Group’s commitment in delivering high transparency in corporate governance.

To give readers a thorough understanding of the Group’s businesses and management, the annual report is divided into three main sections, namely Grow under Governance, Grow with Care and Growing Performance, to explain the Group’s development and policies in corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and business during FY2006 respectively.

Organized by MerComm, Inc. in the United States, the Astrid Awards aims to recognize outstanding design. The award attracts over 400 entries from different companies all over the world. The judging criteria include the creativity concept, the effectiveness and the quality of the entries.

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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: 0659), the infrastructure and service flagship of New World Development Company Limited (Hong Kong stock code: 0017), 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 Group and NWS Engineering Group), Transport (New World First Bus, Citybus and New World First Ferry), etc.

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