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SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of BioVision Seed Research Limited (BioVision), Canada.

Seed

Headquartered in Edmonton, with additional facilities in Winnipeg and Grand Prairie, BioVision is a leading seed, grain and soil testing laboratory serving the agricultural markets in Western Canada and beyond. The company offers testing across a broad variety of crops, supported by its fully accredited experts and laboratories. Its accreditations include CFIA and CSI, and it is also certified to ISO 9001:2008.

Founded in 1996 and privately owned, BioVision employs 20 staff and generated revenues in excess of CAD 3.4 million in the last financial year.

“This acquisition reinforces our existing strong presence in the Canadian agricultural market,” said Frankie Ng, CEO of SGS. “It will allow us to expand our portfolio of services across our extensive countrywide branch network.”

For further information, please contact:

Julie Engelen
Investor Relations
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.