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On January 19, 2017, the Board of Directors of SGS SA authorized a new share buyback program of up to CHF 250 million.

Approximately CHF 200 million is expected to be bought back via a second trading line on the SIX Swiss Exchange for the purpose of share capital reduction. Approximately CHF 50 million is expected to be bought back via the ordinary trading line on the SIX Swiss Exchange for employee equity participation plans.

The share buyback program starts on May 15, 2017 and will end on December 31, 2018 at the latest.

For further information, please contact:

Jean-Luc de Buman
Corporate Development,
Communications & IR
SGS SA, 1211 Geneva 1
t: (+41-22) 739 91 11
f: (+41-22) 739 92 00
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 90,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,000 offices and laboratories around the world.