SOURCE: WNS Global Services

November 30, 2009 00:30 ET

WNS Awarded Multi-Year Contract With Chiquita Brands International

MUMBAI, INDIA--(Marketwire - November 30, 2009) - WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global business process outsourcing (BPO) services, today announced it has been awarded a multi-year contract with Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB) to deliver finance and accounting services. Under this multi-year agreement, WNS will provide finance and accounting back office services to Chiquita's business entities in North America, Europe and Latin America. The contract with Chiquita marks WNS's entry into Latin America where the company will look to significantly expand and grow its business.

"This agreement with Chiquita not only underscores our deep experience and successful track record in finance and accounting outsourcing, but also represents a significant global expansion for the company into Latin America," said Anup Gupta, Group Chief Operating Officer of WNS Global Services. "We look forward to partnering with Chiquita to help them achieve higher levels of operational efficiencies."

Serving Chiquita in both English and Spanish, the scope of the agreement includes General Accounting, Fixed Assets, Data Standards, Credit Management, Billing, Collections, Dispute Management, Cash Application, Accounts Payable and Travel & Expense.

WNS delivers a comprehensive range of services to retail and consumer products companies, including supply chain management, logistics and sales, marketing and customer care. The company's long-standing industry experience allows consumer packaged goods and retail brands to improve customer service, reduce costs and streamline processes.

About WNS

WNS is a leading global business process outsourcing company. Deep industry and business process knowledge, a partnership approach, comprehensive service offering and a proven track record enable WNS to deliver business value to some of the leading companies in the world. WNS is passionate about building a market-leading company valued by our clients, employees, business partners, investors and communities. For more information, visit www.wns.com

About Chiquita Brands International

Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB) is a leading international marketer and distributor of high-quality fresh and value-added food products -- from energy-rich bananas and other fruits to nutritious blends of convenient green salads. The company markets its healthy, fresh products under the Chiquita and Fresh Express premium brands and other related trademarks. With annual revenues of nearly $4 billion, Chiquita employs approximately 23,000 people and has operations in more than 80 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit www.chiquita.com

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