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SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of Gladstone Testing, a well established construction material testing business based in Gladstone, Queensland.

Gladstone Testing offers a range of services focused on road construction and the commercial and residential building sectors and will allow SGS to target growth opportunities in the Gladstone region for the LNG and coal industries.

Privately owned, it employs 14 staff and is expected to generate 2012 revenues in excess of AUD 1.4 million.

“I am pleased with this acquisition which gives us an immediate market presence and expands our geographic footprint in Australia” 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

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 70,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,350 offices and laboratories around the world.