SGS ACQUIRES KOREA CONSTRUCTION QUALITY TEST & ANALYSIS

4/15/2010, 7:00 AM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

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SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of Korea Construction Quality Test &
Analysis (KCQT), Pyungtaek, Korea.
KCQT is the leading private construction materials testing and ground
investigation service company in Korea. Founded in 2000 and privately owned,
KCQT employs 60 people and operates laboratories in Pyungtaek, Incheon and
Anyang. In 2009, KCQT generated revenue in excess of KRW 7'500 million (CHF 7
million).
"This transaction is completely in line with the SGS Industrial Services growth
strategy. It expands our service offering in soil, construction material and
geo-technical testing, key growth areas given the number of large infrastructure
projects planned in Korea. It also allows SGS to offer our asset management and
control services to a much broader base of clients and I am very pleased to
welcome our new colleagues to the SGS Group" said Chris Kirk, CEO of SGS.

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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