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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.

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 starts on May 15, 2017 and will end on December 31, 2018 at the latest.

Maximum daily repurchase volume: 5,713 shares.

2015-2016 share buyback program

On January 20, 2015, the Board of Directors of SGS SA authorized a new share buyback program of up to CHF 750 million. Up to CHF 500 million is designated for capital reduction through cancellation of the repurchased shares and up to CHF 250 million for employee equity participation plans and/or utilizable as underlying securities for potential issuances of convertible bonds. The program started on January 29, 2015 and closed on December 30, 2016.