SGS announces that the von Finck family has successfully completed the sale of 960,000 SGS shares (12.7% of SGS share capital) by way of an accelerated bookbuild offering at a price of CHF 2,425 per share. It retains approximately 3% of SGS share capital.   

Our largest shareholder, GBL, participated in the transaction and has increased its stake from 16.7% to 18.9% of SGS share capital. Furthermore, the transaction diversifies our investor base and increases our free-float.

Following the successful completion of the accelerated bookbuild, the remaining von Finck holding is subject to a 180-day lock-up.

"We thank the von Finck family for their long-term support and commitment to the SGS group," said Peter Kalantzis, Chairman of the Board of Directors of SGS.

For further information, please contact:

Investors: Toby Reeks
Investor Relations
t: +41 79 641 83 02

Media: Daniel Rufenacht
Corporate Communications and Sustainability
t: +41 78 656 94 59

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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 94,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.