WNS (Holdings) Limited (WNS) (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services, today announced the opening of its new delivery center located in Columbia, South Carolina, the company’s first in North America. The center, with a capacity of 300 seats, is expected to provide WNS’s U.S.-based clients with high-value, onshore services and solutions including finance and accounting, research and analytics and industry-specific offerings. “The opening of our first delivery center in North America is a significant milestone for WNS,” said Keshav Murugesh, Group CEO, WNS. “Increasing our global delivery footprint is critical to providing our clients with the proper combination of onshore, near-shore and offshore capabilities. This new center will enable us to partner more closely with our U.S.-based clients and offer services that are strategic and higher-end in nature. It will also allow WNS to further enhance our customized approach to solutions which provide our clients with the optimal mix of services, talent, location and technology.” “WNS’s decision to launch its first U.S. delivery center in our state signifies a big win for the State of South Carolina,” said Nikki Haley, The Governor of South Carolina. “We are thrilled that WNS has selected our state for their first U.S.-based delivery facility, and celebrate the investments and the new jobs WNS will create through this center. By providing a business-friendly environment and keeping the costs of doing business low, our state has great opportunities to attract major job-creating investments like this one.” Murugesh added, “This new center is the culmination of months of analysis and discussion. The deep and talented labor pool, favorable business climate and desirable office location make Columbia, South Carolina, an ideal choice for our initial U.S. delivery location. We already have interest from both existing and prospective clients in this new center, and expect to begin hiring and finalizing new contracts in the coming months.”
The new delivery center, located at 1401 Shop Road, Columbia, South Carolina, has 23,000 square feet of office space and is expected to begin operations in July, 2012. This location will leverage the deep U.S. talent pool, and will scale up to provide a wide range of services helping WNS’s North American clients to outperform their competition.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 23,000 professionals across 26 delivery centers worldwide including Costa Rica, India, Philippines, Romania, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom and United States of America. For more information, visit www.wns.com. About S.C. Department of Commerce As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing businesses grow. Commerce received the Silver Award from Business Facilities magazine, placing second in the 2011 Economic Development Deal of the Year competition. Commerce has been part of recruiting world-class companies to South Carolina such as Boeing, Bridgestone, Continental, Monster.com, Heinz, ZF Group, BMW and Google Inc. Commerce also supports small and existing business, rural development initiatives and offers grants for community development. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com. Safe Harbor Statement under the provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 This document includes information which may constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the accuracy of which are necessarily subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions as to future events. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied are discussed in our most recent Form 20-F and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. WNS undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.