SGS ACQUIRES MSM, MRL, ÖZEL HATAY AND SANILAB IN TURKEY

12/20/2011, 7:00 AM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

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SGS ACQUIRES MSM, MRL, ÖZEL HATAY AND SANILAB IN TURKEY
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SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition
of 4 food laboratories located in Turkey,
namely Özel MSM Gıda Kontrol Laboratuarı CONTACT
ve Danışmanlık Hizmetleri Ticaret A.Ş.
("MSM"), MRL Merkez Kalıntı Araştırma Jean-Luc de Buman
Laboratuarı A.Ş. ("MRL"), Sanilab Gıda Corporate Development,
Kontrol Laboratuarı ve Danışmanlık Communications & IR
Hizmetleri Tic. ve San. Ltd. Şti.
("Sanilab") and Özel Hatay Gıda Kontrol SGS SA, 1211 Geneva 1
Laboratuarı ve Danışmanlık Hizmetleri Tic. Tel (+41-22) 739 91 11
Ltd. Şti. ("Özel Hatay"). Fax (+41-22) 739 92 00
E-mail:sgs.investor.relations@sgs.com
Founded between 2006 and 2009, MSM, MRL, Web site:www.sgs.com
Özel Hatay and Sanilab are leading
privately owned laboratories in the
growing Turkish food market. The companies
are located in Mersin, Hatay and Antalya
and are expected to generate cumulative
revenues of TL c.16mio in 2011. They
employ over 100 staff.

"I am very pleased with these
acquisitions! They will also support the
deployment of other SGS services such as
Agricultural or Certification in this very
important economy" said Chris Kirk, CEO of
SGS.

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The SGS Group is the global leader and
innovator in inspection, verification,
testing and certification services.
Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the
global benchmark in quality and integrity.
With more than 67'000 employees, SGS
operates a network of over 1'250 offices
and laboratories around the world.



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