SGS ACQUIRES INTRON GROUP, SITTARD, NL

1/15/2010, 7:25 AM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

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SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Intron Group, Sittard, NL.

The group provides inspection, testing, certification, consulting as well as
project management services to the building materials industry. In addition to
its state of the art laboratory in Sittard, Intron has an office in Culemborg.
Intron has a strong R&D department and a broad client base.

Founded in 1970 and privately owned, the group employs 121 staff and reported
revenue in excess of Euro 13 million in 2009.


"SGS Industrial Services will benefit from the reputation, expertise and highly
qualified staff built up over the years at Intron.

It provides SGS with a solid footing in the building materials industry and will
further strengthen our presence in the EU market", commented Chris Kirk, CEO of
SGS.


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ABOUT SGS

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 59'000 employees, SGS operates a
network of over 1'000 offices and laboratories around the world.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Jean-Luc de Buman
Corporate Communications & Investor Relations

SGS SA, 1 place des Alpes, CH 1211 Geneva 1
Tel: (+41-22) 739 95 93
Fax: (+41-22) 739 98 61
SGS.Investor.Relations@sgs.com

www.sgs.com




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