SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of Analytical Perspectives of North Carolina, LLC (AP) in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA. The company specializes in the ultra‐trace analysis of various persistent organic pollutants using isotope‐dilution technology and high‐resolution gas chromatography coupled with high‐resolution mass spectrometry. AP helps customers meet environmental regulatory and process discovery requirements using USEPA‐compliant methodologies and where it is possible to effectively extract compounds of customer interest.

AP provides state of the art analytical methodology with future leaning quality (for accuracy, precision, and delivery) coupled with fast turn‐around times and proprietary capabilities and tools unavailable at other laboratories. Founded in 1999 and privately owned, AP employs 33 highly skilled professionals, including graduate and post-graduate chemists. It generated revenues in 2011 of US$ 5.3 million.

"Analytical Perspectives’ continuous innovation gives them unique capabilities unavailable at other laboratories in the field. Their superior customer service and commitment to deliver on customer projects are recognized to be at the forefront of its market. Combined with our existing lab facilities in Wilmington, North Carolina, SGS is poised to provide customers with the preeminent laboratory services in the North American environmental marketplace", said Chris Kirk, CEO of SGS.

For further information, please contact:

Jean-Luc de Buman
Corporate Development,
Communications & IR
SGS SA
1 place des Alpes
CH - 1211 Geneva 1
t: (+41-22) 739 91 11
f: (+41-22) 739 92 00
Website: www.sgs.com

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