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The following press release was publicized on April 30, 2015 about the issuance of CHF 550 million bonds.

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SGS Issues CHF 550 Million Bonds in a Dual Transaction

SGS SA announces the successful issuance of eight-year CHF 325 million straight bonds with a coupon of 0.25%. SGS SA will use the net proceeds of this transaction for general corporate purposes. SGS SA will apply for the listing of the bonds on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Key data

Issue amount: CHF 325 million with re-opening clause
Payment date: May 8, 2015
Maturity: 8 years
Coupon: 0.25%
Issue price: 100.079%
Redemption price: 100%
Joint Lead-managers: Zürcher Kantonalbank, Credit Suisse S.A.
Co-Lead Manager Banque Cantonale de Genève

SGS SA announces the successful issuance of fifteen-year CHF 225 million straight bonds with a coupon of 0.875 %. SGS SA will use the net proceeds of this transaction for general corporate purposes. SGS SA will apply for the listing of the bonds on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Key data

Issue amount: CHF 225 million with re-opening clause
Payment date: May 8, 2015
Maturity: 15 years
Coupon: 0.875%
Issue price: 100.245%
Redemption price: 100%
Joint Lead-managers: Zürcher Kantonalbank, Credit Suisse S.A.
Co-Lead Manager Banque Cantonale de Genève
This document must be read in conjunction with the Exchange Offer Memorandum. This document and the Exchange Offer Memorandum contain and incorporate by reference important information which should be read carefully before any decision is made with respect to the Exchange Offer. If you are in any doubt as to the contents of this announcement or the Exchange Offer Memorandum or the action you should take, you are recommended to seek your own financial and legal advice, including as to any tax consequences, immediately from your stockbroker, bank manager, solicitor, accountant or other independent financial adviser or legal adviser. None of the Dealer Managers, the Exchange Agent or the Issuer (or their respective directors, employees or affiliates) makes any recommendation as to whether bondholders should offer Existing 2016 Bonds for exchange pursuant to the Exchange Offer.

This document does not constitute an offer or invitation to subscribe for, purchase or exchange any securities of SGS. It is not being issued in countries where the public dissemination of the information contained herein may be restricted or prohibited by law. In particular, this information is not being issued in the United States of America and should not be distributed to U.S. persons or publications with a general circulation in the United States or outside Switzerland. Securities of SGS are not being publicly offered outside of Switzerland. In particular, the securities of SGS have not been registered under U.S. securities law and may not be offered, sold or delivered within the United States to U.S. persons absent the registration under or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. securities laws. This document does neither constitute an issuance prospectus within the meaning of art. 652a or art. 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations nor a listing prospectus within the meaning of the listing rules of the SIX Swiss Exchange.