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OKD wins first prize for Corporate Social Responsibility


New World Resources Plc ('NWR') is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned Czech coal mining subsidiary OKD, a. s. ('OKD') has won the Governor of the Moravian-Silesian Region's top prize for Corporate Social Responsibility.

The first prize in the Governor of the Moravian-Silesian Region's 2011 Contest for Corporate Social Responsibility was awarded to OKD in the category of large companies with more than 250 employees. The purpose of the competition is to award businesses in the Moravian-Silesian Region which show an exemplary commitment toward their environment, demonstrate exceptional care toward their workforce, cooperate with local communities, and which from their own resources contribute to the support of culture, sport and socially beneficial projects.

'We are very pleased that the Administration of the Moravian-Silesian Region has bestowed this award for the socially responsible activities of our subsidiary OKD. This first prize is a significant appreciation of our efforts and an incentive to further
strengthen and pursue our CSR activities. We will continue to focus on the safety of our operations, improving the environment in the region where we operate, and supporting the overall development of the region with the resources at the disposal of the OKD foundation. Good cooperation with all our stakeholders helps us to ensure the further development of our business,' said Petra Mašínová, NWR's Head of Corporate Communications and CSR.

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About NWR
NWR is one of Central Europe’s leading hard coal and coke producers. NWR produces quality coking and thermal coal for the steel and energy sectors in Central Europe through its subsidiary OKD, a.s. ('OKD'), the largest hard coal mining company in the Czech Republic. NWR's coke subsidiary, OKK Koksovny, a.s. ('OKK') is Europe's largest producer of foundry coke. NWR currently has two development projects in Poland, Debiensko and Morcinek, which form part of NWR's regional growth strategy. NWR is a FTSE 250 company, with listings in London, Prague and Warsaw.

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