SOURCE: WNS North America Inc.

January 11, 2011 08:37 ET

WNS Announces Scheduled Payment on Term Loan

NEW YORK, NY and MUMBAI, INDIA--(Marketwire - January 11, 2011) - WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global business process outsourcing (BPO) services, today announced that it has made its scheduled term loan repayment of $20 million on its existing $94 million term loan facility on January 10, 2011, in accordance with the terms of the loan agreement. WNS refinanced its previously existing term loan facility in July 2010 to take advantage of lower interest rates. The interest rate of the existing term loan is approximately 100 basis points lower than the previous facility. 

As a result of this payment, the outstanding amount due under the term loan was reduced to $74 million. The next scheduled repayment of the term loan facility of $20 million is due in July 2011.

"This repayment brings our total loan payments on this facility during the fiscal year to over $60 million. I am very comfortable that we will continue to be able to make the scheduled repayments on this loan," said Alok Misra, WNS's Group CFO. "Our balance sheet is strong and we are generating cash. Given the current low interest rates, we do not presently see prepayments as the best use of excess cash. We plan on reinvesting in the sales function of the business to support top and bottom line growth."

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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Contact Information

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    Investor Relations
    WNS (Holdings) Limited
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