SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of 4 food laboratories located in Turkey, namely Özel MSM Gıda Kontrol Laboratuarı ve Danışmanlık Hizmetleri Ticaret A.Ş. (“MSM”), MRL Merkez Kalıntı Araştırma Laboratuarı A.Ş. (“MRL”), Sanilab Gıda Kontrol Laboratuarı ve Danışmanlık Hizmetleri Tic. ve San. Ltd. Şti. (“Sanilab”) and Özel Hatay Gıda Kontrol Laboratuarı ve Danışmanlık Hizmetleri Tic. Ltd. Şti. (“Özel Hatay”).

Founded between 2006 and 2009, MSM, MRL, Özel Hatay and Sanilab are leading privately owned laboratories in the growing Turkish food market. The companies are located in Mersin, Hatay and Antalya and are expected to generate cumulative revenues of TL c.16mio in 2011. They employ over 100 staff.

“I am very pleased with these acquisitions! They will also support the deployment of other SGS services such as Agricultural or Certification in this very important economy” said Chris Kirk, CEO of SGS.

For further information, please contact:

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

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