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2 Jun

NWS Awards Presentation Ceremony 2010

Rewarding excellence and striving for improvement

Cherishing its human asset and attaching great importance to corporate social responsibility ("CSR"), NWS Holdings Limited ("NWS Holdings"; Hong Kong stock code: 659) held the NWS Awards Presentation Ceremony 2010 (the "Ceremony") where outstanding employee, CSR and sports awards were presented to honour exemplary performance and encourage continuous improvement.

With the theme "Good to Great", the Ceremony was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre ("HKCEC") on 19 May 2010 where Management of the Group and member companies, awardees and their family members were invited to attend the Ceremony. Tsang Yam Pui, Executive Director of NWS Holdings, officiated at the Ceremony remarked that it was valuable to award outstanding employee out of the 40,000 workforce. He thanked for the contribution from staff members and encouraged outstanding employees to continue pursuing for excellence.

The Ceremony is held annually to reward staff and motivate service excellence. The Outstanding Employee Grand Award organized for the seventh consecutive year, is open to managerial, office and frontline staff from Hong Kong/Macau and Mainland China. A total of 50 staff members from 27 companies were nominated this year. All candidates were subject to internal selection and panel interviews and awardees were selected based on their contributions, enthusiasm, job efficiency as well as management and customer service skills.

David Lee, Senior Manager (Design) of Hip Hing Construction Company Limited ("Hip Hing") was awarded the grand award in the managerial staff category for his leadership in the completion of exceptionally challenging HKCEC expansion and Hanoi Road development projects. For office staff category, the grand award went to Wong Yau Cheung, Driving Instructor of NWS Transport Services Limited' s Training Department, who suggested adding in emotion management courses for bus captains to improve service quality. Keith Kan, Senior Safety Officer of Hip Hing, won the grand award in the frontline category. Assigned to CLP Power Substation Project Team, Keith works with client to initiate programmes including HKUST tree recycling program.

Last but not least, a group of students from Fresh Fish Traders' School performed a dance show in the Ceremony to thank the Group for donating bathroom amenities and rain gears; and providing free laundry services to the school. CSR awards including Most Participative Awards, Most Caring Photo Award, Top Ten Service Hour Awards, Best Improvement Award and Best New Volunteer Award were presented to recognize companies and staff for their upholding of CSR. Volunteers who received external individual awards were also recognized in the Ceremony.