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6 Aug

New World Group annual reports win International ARC Awards

Following the success of being awarded the International Mercury Awards and the 19th International Astrid Awards organized by MerComm, Inc., New World Group's FY2008 annual reports have recently been awarded with the 2009 International ARC Awards, the widely recognized "Academy Awards of Annual Reports".




New World China Land Limited
("NWCL", Hong Kong stock code: 917)

Cover Photo / Design
- Housing Related
Products / Services


NWS Holdings Limited
("NWS", Hong Kong stock code: 659)

Overall Annual Report
- Conglomerate


Overall Annual Report
- Diversified Business


New World Department Store China Limited
("NWDS", Hong Kong stock code: 825)

Cover Photo / Design - Retail:
Convenience & Department Store



Mr Adrian Cheng, Executive Director of NWD is glorious about the Group's annual reports winning three international awards, "Winning these three global awards brings much glory to the Group. The accolades reflect our continual determination in maintaining high level of transparency and disclosure. We will keep on striving to achieve excellence in our annual reports, which is an important tool in investor communication."

The creative NWCL FY2008 annual report is designed with a theme of The Raiders of the Lost Ark, bringing readers to the country-wide network of NWCL in China. The treasure map and telescope visuals on the cover fully signify the theme of the report and the creativity of NWCL. The high quality photos in the content bring the readers to every single detail of the NWCL projects, which enable the readers to undergo an exciting treasure hunt.

As shown in the tagline "Grow Solid Go Eco-friendly", NWS FY2008 annual report highlights the strong and sustainable business growth of NWS. The strong tree as the main visual in the cover demonstrates the enthusiasm dedicated to environmental protection of NWS. Visuals, use of colors, typography and photography treatments are harmonized throughout the report. Also, a ribbon with red and orange color (the corporate color of NWS), developed from the Group's 5th anniversary logo, is utilized as the main graphic visual throughout the report to maintain continuity. "Go Eco-Friendly" boxes are shown everywhere in the report, allowing readers to have a clear understanding on the environmental protection work done by NWS.

The design of the NWDS FY2008 annual report features a vivid palette with simple patterns. The up-flying rainbow-colored butterflies on the cover represent the diversified and quality services rendered by NWDS that serve to enrich lives and driving a pursuit for a better lifestyle. It also demonstrates an upward trend of NWDS's business development. In addition, the use of yellow color throughout the cover and the content delivers the message of a bright and promising future of NWDS.

Organized by MerComm, Inc., the International ARC Awards is the world's largest competition honouring excellence in annual reports. The annual competition receives entries from hundreds of companies across sectors from around 60 countries in the world. Annual reports are judged on the basis of several elements, including presentation of corporate information, expression of financial data, how well the spirit of the organization is communicated, clarity of written text and effectiveness of design.