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8 Jan

New World Group Annual Reports Win International Galaxy Awards

New World Group places great emphasis on communication with its stakeholders and earnest efforts are made to prepare the design of and information in its annual reports. For the financial year 2011, the Group's four listed companies won a total of six awards (listed below) in 2012 Galaxy Awards for their outstanding performance.


New World Development
Company Limited ("NWD")

Annual Reports: Investment Holding

New World China
Land Limited ("NWCL")

Annual Reports: Property Development
and Investment
Design: Covers — Annual Reports
— People/Portraits
New World Department
Store China Limited 
Copywriting: Annual Reports - Asia
NWS Holdings Limited
("NWS Holdings")
Annual Reports: Diverse Business
Annual Reports: Conglomerate


NWD's 2011 annual report's rich content is heightened by its visually-appealing layout. The illustration of our metropolitan area on the cover epitomises the Group's diverse businesses in four core areas: property, infrastructure, services and department stores as well as its contributions to a better society. The report contains a large number of vivid graphics and colourful pages, reflecting the vibrant outlook and innovative qualities of the Group.

NWCL's 2011 annual report is a string-bound book with quaint traditional Chinese objects printed on its cover: a red lantern, writing brushes, ink paintings and a wine vessel. The business review section of the report begins with four Chinese characters, namely "home," "business," "happiness" and "leisure," accompanied by photos and maps. The varied content gives full details of the many outstanding properties that NWCL has developed. It also emphasises its commitment to offering "New World‧New Living" to our customers.

NWDS has opened a new chapter in annual report design. It has adopted a bold approach when designing the report by turning it into a chic and stylish magazine, coupled with a specially-designed cover, trendy layout and graphics resembling a high-end fashion magazine. The overall approach underpins the NWDS' belief in "Enriching Lives. Enhancing Character." The report is decorated with colourful floral patterns and lively illustrations appealing to a board range of readers, which signal the strong bonding between our department stores and their customers as well as the varied shopping experiences we offer.

The theme of a road is widely adopted throughout the NWS Holdings' 2011 annual report, a showcase for our forward-looking and promising prospects. Its cover displays the slogan "A Journey of Excellence" and the subheading "Develop Strength, Outperform & Create Value," exhibiting NWS Holdings' unwavering dedication to developing its core business strengths and its commitment to sustainable growth. To reinforce the theme of the report, road signs are heavily used. These symbolise NWS Holdings' management's clear objectives and business strategy throughout its history, showing that the company is scaling new heights and aiming for an even more illustrious future while offering the best to society.

The Galaxy Awards are given out by US-based MerComm, Inc. to honour outstanding corporations in corporate communications. All entries have undergone conscientious selection by a professional judging panel and the assessment criteria include creativeness, effectiveness and overall expression. Only one Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Honors Award is given in each category.

New World Development Company Limited

New World Development Company Limited ("The Group"; Stock Code: 17.HK) is a leading conglomerate based in Hong Kong. The Group was founded in 1970 and publicly listed in Hong Kong in 1972. It is a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Index with a total asset value of HK$286.3 billion as at 30 June 2012.

For more than four decades, the Group has expanded from a single focus on the property business to four core areas: property, infrastructure, services and department store. As at 30 June 2012, the Group has an effective interest of approximately 60.7% in NWS Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 659.HK), approximately 69.9% in New World China Land Limited (Stock Code: 917.HK) and approximately 72.3% in New World Department Store China Limited (Stock Code: 825.HK).