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The following press release was publicized on May 9, 2011 about the issuance of CHF 350 million bonds.

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SGS Issues CHF 350 Million Bond in a Dual Transaction

SGS SA announces today the successful issuance of a 10 year CHF 275 million straight bond with a coupon of 3.000%, and the re-opening for CHF 75 million of its outstanding 1.875%, 6 year bond, 2010-2016. SGS SA will use the net proceeds of these transactions for general corporate purposes. SGS SA will apply for the listing of the new bond on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Key data first tranche

Issue amount: CHF 275 million with re-opening clause
Payment date: May 27, 2011
Maturity: May 27, 2021
Coupon: 3.000%
Issue price: 100.480%
Redemption price: 100%
Joint Lead-managers: Zürcher Kantonalbank, Credit Suisse SA

Key data second tranche

Issue amount: CHF 75 million with re-opening clause
Payment date: May 27, 2011
Maturity: August 19, 2016
Coupon: 1.875% plus 278 days of accrued interest
Issue price: 99.591%
Redemption price: 100%
Joint Lead-managers: Zürcher Kantonalbank, Credit Suisse SA


This press release is not being issued in the United States of America and should not be distributed to United States persons or publications with a general circulation in the United States. This document does not constitute an offer or invitation to subscribe for or purchase any securities nor does it constitute a prospectus within the meaning of article 652a or 1156 of the Swiss code of obligations or a listing prospectus pursuant to the listing rules of the SIX Swiss Exchange. Any decision to purchase any securities referred to herein should be solely based on the relevant prospectus. In addition, the bonds of SGS SA have not been or will not be registered under the United States securities laws and may not be offered, sold or delivered within the United States or to U.S. persons absent from registration under or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the United States securities laws.

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