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2019 share buyback program

On January 21, 2019, the Board of Directors of SGS SA authorized a new share buyback program of up to CHF 250 million.

Approximately CHF 200 million is expected to be bought back via a second trading line on the SIX Swiss Exchange for the purpose of share capital reduction. Approximately CHF 50 million is expected to be bought back via the ordinary trading line on the SIX Swiss Exchange for employee equity participation plans.

The share buyback program will start on February 4, 2019 and will end latest on December 30, 2019.

Maximum daily number of shares to be repurchased: 5,530.

2017-2018 share buyback program

On January 19, 2017, the Board of Directors of SGS SA authorized a new share buyback program of up to CHF 250 million.

The share buyback program started on May 15, 2017 and was completed on December 19, 2018. 105,895 shares were repurchased with a total spend of CHF 249.9 million.