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Wednesday, August 10, 2011 4:30PM IST (11:00AM GMT)
 
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WNS's Group CEO Receives Social Entrepreneurship Award
Keshav R. Murugesh Recognized at Asia’s Best CSR Practices Awards 2011
 
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services, today announced that the Company's Group Chief Executive Officer - Keshav R. Murugesh, was recognized with the Social Entrepreneurship award at Asia's Best CSR Practices Awards 2011, held at Suntec, Singapore. Keshav was honored for supporting multiple community outreach programs at an individual level and as a socially responsible leader. He has been leading and supporting several nitiatives throughout his professional career; among them being, Students in Free Enterprise, India (SIFE India) as Founder Chairman; WNS Cares Foundation as Founder; and the Marrow Donation Registry in India (MDRI).

"I am honored to receive this award and thank my Company WNS, family, colleagues and friends from the industry who have always helped and encouraged me in creating and supporting organizations that either directly or indirectly influence and impact communities around us" said Keshav.

SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) India, a not-for-profit organization, of which he is Chairman, was brought to India by Keshav, in 2003. SIFE was created with a mission to bring together students, communities and leaders of today and tomorrow to create a better and more sustainable world through the positive power of business. The organization has expanded rapidly, attracting top student talent from discerning universities in India and has established itself as one of the premier student-based organizations in the country, supporting free enterprise and entrepreneurship. Keshav earlier received the Champion of SIFE award in New York in 2007. WNS Cares Foundation, a registered NGO, was also set up under the leadership of Keshav, with the aim to create a better and sustainable future for underprivileged children and youth at all WNS locations, globally. It is impacting more than 20000 children. Keshav has also been an active participant in propagating one of India's first Marrow Donor Registries.

Asia's Best CSR Practices Award 2011 was hosted by the Asian Confederation of Businesses and was powered by the World CSR Day. The event witnessed over 300 delegates and several global organizations from over 15 participating countries, out of which a few companies and leaders were recognized for showcasing extraordinary contribution towards corporate social responsibility and for their spirit of giving. The awards were presented by Donovan Neale-May, Executive Director, CMO Council, and the jury involved some renowned names from across industries.

About WNS

WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), is a leading global business process outsourcing company. WNS offers business value to 200+ global clients by combining operational excellence with deep domain expertise in key industry verticals including Travel, Insurance, Banking and Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods, Shipping and Logistics and Healthcare and Utilities. WNS delivers an entire spectrum of business process outsourcing services such as finance and accounting, customer care, technology solutions, research and analytics and industry specific back office and front office processes. WNS has over 21,000 professionals across 21 delivery centers worldwide including Costa Rica, India, Philippines, Romania, Sri Lanka and United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.wns.com.

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David Mackey, Investor Relations, WNS, david.mackey@wns.com, ir@wns.com
Sumi Gupta, Public Relations, WNS (Holdings) Limited, +91 (22) 40952263, sumi.gupta@wns.com, pr@wns.com
 
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