SGS APPOINTS NEW CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

3/8/2010, 5:32 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

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Richard J. Tobin, currently Chief Financial Officer of SGS, has resigned his
position to join CNH Global N.V. (Case New Holland) based in Chicago, IL, USA.

The Board of Directors expresses their gratitude and recognition for his tenure,
first as COO North America, then as Group CFO, and wishes him every success in
his new role.

Geraldine Matchett, currently Group Finance Controller, is appointed Chief
Financial Officer for the Group.

A Chartered Accountant, Geraldine holds a Masters degree in Sustainable
Development from Cambridge University. Before joining SGS in 2004, Geraldine
held positions of increasing responsibility with KPMG in London as well as with
Deloitte & Touche in Geneva.

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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