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WNS Wins the Maharashtra State IT Award 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Recognized for generating employment in tier II city - Nashik

MUMBAI, INDIA, Aug 24, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global business process outsourcing services, has been honored with the prestigious Maharashtra State IT Award 2010 in the Special Category by the Directorate of Industries, Government of Maharashtra. Honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Mr. Ashok Chavan, presented the award, at a function held in Mumbai on Friday, August 20, 2010.

WNS was recognized for its center in Nasik, where the company has generated employment for over 1000 people in a tier II city, Nashik, in India.

"We are honored to be bestowed with this esteemed award and are grateful to the Government of Maharashtra for the encouragement by recognizing our efforts. The efforts by State Government of Maharashtra to promote the IT/ITES industry in the state have been instrumental in the growth of our company. WNS started its operations in Mumbai in 1996 and soon was able to expand its operations to other cities in the state - Pune and Nasik," said Keshav R. Murugesh, Group CEO, WNS Global Services. "WNS recognized the issues arising out of a large concentration of BPO units in Tier-I cities early on and setup operations in Nasik in 2004, where a vast pool of talent is available."

The state of Maharashtra has instituted the 'Maharashtra Information Technology Awards' to commemorate birth anniversary of the late Prime Minister of India, Shri Rajiv Gandhi. The awards are presented each year, on the Information Technology day - August 20, aimed at felicitating companies in the State of Maharashtra for their contribution and outstanding performance during the year. The effort is toward promoting entrepreneurship, IT/ITES industry development and employment in the state.

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