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SGS Acquires UK Based Metallurgy Testing Business Holman-Wilfley Associates Limited

Ad Hoc AnnouncementsAcquisitionsDecember 08, 2008

SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of Holman-Wilfley Associates Limited (HWA). Based out of Cornwall, UK, HWA provide metallurgy testing and consulting services to the global mineral processing industry since 2004. SGS has been a key customer in the past and has relied on their expertise. HWA has revenues in excess of GBP 700K and 15 employees.

“SGS Minerals Services has worked with HWA and its team of professional engineers for a number of years and we are excited to welcome them into the SGS family” said Chris Kirk, CEO of SGS. “This acquisition will increase our metallurgy testing capabilities in Europe and enhance these competencies within SGS.”

For further information, please contact:

Jean-Luc de Buman
Corporate Communications
& Investor Relations

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CH - 1211 Geneva 1
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f: (+41-22) 739 98 61

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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 more than 50,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.  


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