The Board of Directors of SGS has been advised by Ms. Géraldine Matchett of her decision to resign from her position of CFO and from SGS. She will be leaving the group with effect as of July 2014, after the publication of the half-year result, to assume the position of CFO and member of the Managing Board at Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials.

The Board of SGS is grateful for her leadership as the Group CFO, a position she has held since 2010, and wishes her well in her future endeavours.

Her replacement as the Group CFO will be announced in due course.

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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