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DHL Appoints New Chief Executive Officer for DHL Freight

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BONN, Germany, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ —

— Amadou Diallo to take on the role
— DHL Freight is one of the largest freight forwarders in Europe
— Thomas Nieszner succeeds Diallo in the position

DHL, the world’s leading logistics provider, announced today that Amadou Diallo is taking over the position as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) DHL Freight. In his new function, Amadou Diallo will be responsible for DHL’s international Road and Rail Freight Services.

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Prior to his new responsibility, Amadou Diallo was Chief Executive Officer of DHL Global Forwarding for Africa and South Asia Pacific and a member of the DHL Global Forwarding, Freight Executive Board since 2004. Diallo was appointed to head the South Asia Pacific region in June 2008, prior to which he was Chief Financial Officer of DP DHL Logistics Division and responsible for the integration of the supply chain management company Exel and DHL in the position of a Managing Director.

Amadou Diallo has also been serving on the Board of the Singapore Economic Development Board since 2010, is a member of the Board of Governors of the University Business School in Mumbai, and Chairman of the Future Global 100 initiative by Platinum Circle. In 2011, Diallo was named Africa’s Innovation Leader of the Year in the Ai Investment Awards 2011.

“Africa is one of DHL’s fastest growing regions in the network markets. We have the finest team in Africa and, this year we have focused on investing and growing our human resources and infrastructure to ensure African businesses have access to the logistics excellence they need. Realizing Africa’s economic dreams is critical to realizing our own as ‘the logistics company for the world’, and we are honored that our innovative work in Africa has been internationally recognized,” says Amadou Diallo.

Thomas Nieszner, who previously held the function of CEO Global Forwarding Europe/Central and Eastern Europe at DHL since 2006 succeeds Diallo and he will be responsible to drive further growth and development in the regions Europe, Middle East and Africa. From 1995 until today Thomas Nieszner held various positions within Deutsche Post DHL, including CEO Danzas Intercontinental Switzerland, CEO Danzas AEI Intercontinental, Asia Pacific and Executive Vice President Global Products, Marketing & Sales, DHL Danzas Air & Ocean. Overall, Nieszner has more than 16 years’ experience in the logistics industry. In 2010, DHL aligned Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia Pacific into one operating region under the leadership of Diallo. DHL now expands the alignment and creates the new region Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) under the leadership of Nieszner.

“Nieszner has proven his outstanding management skills in the last years as CEO DHL Europe/Central and Eastern Europe. The development of our footprint and growth of our business in this region and Sub-Saharan Africa will benefit from his leadership,” says Roger Crook, CEO DHL Global Forwarding, Freight.

DHL was the first international logistics company to start operations in and out of Africa over 30 years ago and is today the undisputed market leader with the largest group of logistics experts dedicated to Africa.

Both Amadou Diallo and Thomas Nieszner will continue to report directly to Roger Crook.

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DHL – The Logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 275,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 51 billion euros in 2010.

For more information: http://www.dp-dhl.de

SOURCE: DHL

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November 17, 2011 at 3:03 pm

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Wynn Resorts Named Five-Star Hotels and Spa by Forbes Travel Guide

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(Wynn Macau) — Wynn Macau and The Spa at Wynn Macau;
(Wynn Las Vegas) — Tower Suites at Wynn, Tower Suites at Encore, The Spa at Wynn, and
The Spa at Encore are named Five-Star Hotels and Spa;
All Winners Showcased on Newly Launched Forbes Travel Guide Website Startle.com

MACAU, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide unveiled its 54th annual listing of Five-Star hospitality establishments worldwide, and named Wynn Macau and The Spa at Wynn Macau as part of this list. The Wynn Las Vegas Tower Suites, the Tower Suites at Encore and the spas at Wynn and Encore also received the esteemed award. The resorts are showcased with all of the 2012 award winners on Startle.com( http://www.startle.com ), the new interactive website of Forbes Travel Guide.

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Wynn Macau and The Spa at Wynn Macau are the only resort and spa to receive the Forbes Five-Star award for four consecutive years in Macau.

Wynn Macau is one of just 57 hotels to achieve the Forbes Five-Star rating, and the only hotel in Macau to be recognized with this award for four consecutive years. This recognition reinforces the resort’s leadership role in transforming Macau into an international travel and leisure destination.

The Spa at Wynn Macau is the only spa in Macau to receive the Forbes Five-Star Award for four consecutive years, and is one of only 30 hotel and resort spas to receive this honor in 2012.

Ian Michael Coughlan, President of Wynn Macau, said: “We are honored to receive these Forbes Five-Star Awards for the fourth consecutive year and to be recognized among the best Hotels and Spas in the world. These awards are a tribute to the ongoing commitment made by Wynn Macau team members to delivering exceptional experiences for our guests.”

The Tower Suites at Wynn Las Vegas has earned a Forbes Five-Star rating for six consecutive years, and the Tower Suites at Encore has received the Forbes Five-Star award in its third consecutive year of operation.

The Spa at Wynn and The Spa at Encore in Las Vegas are among only four spas in Las Vegas to be recognized with the Forbes Five-Star award. Previously, The Spa at Wynn Las Vegas garnered acclaim from the Forbes Travel Guide with three consecutive Four-Star award wins in 2006, 2007 and 2008, and Five-Star awards in 2009, 2010 and 2011. The Spa at Encore also received a Forbes Five-Star award in its first two years of operation in 2010 and 2011.

Collectively, Wynn Resorts has received more Forbes Five-Star awards than any other casino resort in the world.

Wynn Las Vegas, Encore Las Vegas and Wynn Macau are the latest installments to the travel ratings system that has been the gold standard in the industry since 1958.

“Our annual ratings represent the best of the best in hotels, restaurants and spas. They serve as guideposts for consumers who are looking for exceptional travel experiences,” said Shane O’Flaherty, President, Inspections & Ratings, Forbes Travel Guide. “This year, we are thrilled to be able to provide rich new content for each of our Five-Star and Four-Star honorees on our just-launched travel planning platform, Startle. It’s a whole new way to explore which of these select properties is right for you.”

For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, visit http://www.startle.com.Follow Forbes Travel Guide on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ForbesInspector.

About Wynn Resorts

Wynn Resorts, Limited is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol WYNN and is part of the S&P 500 and NASDAQ-100 Indexes. Wynn Resorts owns and operates Wynn and Encore Las Vegas (www.wynnlasvegas.com) and Wynn Macau (www.wynnmacau.com).

Wynn and Encore Las Vegas feature two luxury hotel towers with a total of 4,750 spacious hotel rooms, suites and villas, approximately 186,000 square feet of casino space, 35 food and beverage outlets featuring signature chefs, two award-winning spas, an on-site 18-hole golf course, meeting space, a Ferrari and Maserati dealership, approximately 101,000 square feet of retail space as well as two showrooms; three nightclubs and a beach club.

Wynn Macau is a destination casino located in the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China with two luxury hotel towers with a total of 1,009 spacious rooms and suites, approximately 265,000 square feet of casino space, casual and fine dining in eight restaurants, approximately 54,200 square feet of retail space, recreation and leisure facilities, including two health clubs, two spas and a pool.

To view the full press release, please visit: http://mms.prnasia.com/mnr/wynnmacau/20111116/english/mnr.htm

For media enquiry, please contact:

Wynn Macau
Katharine Liu, Director – Communications
Tel: +853-8986-5521
Email: katharine.liu@wynnmacau.com

Wynn Macau
Reddy Leong, Assistant Director – Communications
Tel: +853-8986-5534
Email: reddy.leong@wynnmacau.com

SOURCE﹛Wynn Macau

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November 17, 2011 at 2:16 pm

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Seoul to Host World’s First Online Mayoral Inauguration Ceremony

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SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — The official inaugural ceremony of the 35th Mayor of Seoul, Park Won Soon, will be the first in Seoul’s history to take place exclusively online for 40 minutes from the mayoral office starting at 11 am on Wednesday, November 16.

The inauguration will be an open ceremony held under the slogan “Each Seoulite is a Seoul Mayor,” which highlights the priority the new mayor places on the participation of Seoul residents in his policies and plans. This kind of online inaugural ceremony is not just the first one in Seoul, but in the world.

This simple, inexpensive ceremony also reflects the new mayor’s belief that the government must make efforts to save as much taxpayer money as possible, in every area. By having the ceremony online, costs for venue rental and invitations will be saved.

Another first is that the inauguration will be broadcast online from Park’s office, giving the public an opportunity to see the newly opened mayoral office. The Seoul Metropolitan Government said that opening the mayoral office is a clear example of the respect, authority and privilege the new mayor grants his citizens. (mayor.seoul.go.kr for internet users; m.seoul.go.kr for mobile users).

On the day of the inauguration, everything from the mayor’s oath to his inaugural speech and Q&A session will be broadcast in real time online. Moreover, SMG will carry out a special campaign for the elderly unfamiliar with the Internet and for those who lack Internet access, so that they, too, can watch the inaugural ceremony. The campaign, under the theme “Watch the Inaugural Ceremony Together,” will encourage citizens to post pictures or videos of people watching the inauguration together on the website. After the online inauguration, the Mayor will move to Daehanmun Gate in front of Deoksugung Palace to meet with the citizens.

Mayor Park said, “This inauguration, which is out of the frame of conventional inaugural ceremonies and completed with the participation of citizens, will serve as an important symbol of transparent administration and citizen participation. It is one step in showing that I take my initial promise to make citizens owners of the city to heart.”

Contacts:

Seoul Metropolitan Government, Korea
Tel: +82-2-727-0024 / +82-2-3707-8768
Email: seoulpress@gmail.com
SOURCE Seoul Metropolitan Government

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November 17, 2011 at 12:28 pm

DHL Appoints Kelvin Leung to Steer Asia Pacific Region for Its Forwarding Arm

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SINGAPORE, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Building on 2011’s positive revenue performance and maximizing opportunities in a challenging global economy, DHL Global Forwarding, the air, ocean, road and rail freight specialist of DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, is bringing together its North and South Pacific regional operations under the leadership of Kelvin Leung, formerly CEO for North Asia Pacific. (Logo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2010/09/02/20100902467742-l.jpg ) Roger Crook, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding, said: “DHL Global Forwarding is performing very well in a difficult environment, with excellent first half year results. However there are significant growth opportunities that we can leverage better to extend our overall performance. A new form of governance around the world that focuses on countries as business drivers and better mirrors how our clients are organized regionally will help us grow faster than the market.” Dr. Leung said: “Asia Pacific is a key growth region of DHL Global Forwarding worldwide. In aligning with our customers and operating as a single region, we will be even stronger, swifter and more effective in capitalizing on the fast growth of intra-Asia trade that bring with it vast opportunities in the air, ocean and road freight sectors. Our country managers and I are looking forward to the challenge ahead.” Amadou Diallo, CEO of Africa and South Asia Pacific, will become the new CEO of Freight, a fast-growing worldwide unit of DHL Global Forwarding. Both Dr. Leung and Mr. Diallo will continue to be members of the Global Forwarding Management Board and report directly Mr. Crook. Dr. Kelvin Leung was promoted from Chief Operating Officer of DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific to CEO of North Asia Pacific in 2008. He has over 20 years logistics experience, having joined Danzas AEI, now known as DHL Global Forwarding, in 2002 as Managing Director for Hong Kong, South China and Macau. In 2004, he became Vice President of South East Pacific Region for DHL Danzas Air & Ocean, helping the company become market leader and more than double its size. DHL – The Logistics company for the world DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 275,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education. DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 51 billion euros in 2010. SOURCE﹛DHL

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November 17, 2011 at 11:45 am

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