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Bureau Veritas Announces Sargam Laboratory Private Limited Name Change

July 18, 2013

HONG KONG, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Bureau Veritas’ Consumer Product Services division (BVCPS) acquired Sargam Laboratory
Private Limited (SLPL) in Chennai, India in 2011. The Sargam Laboratory has now been
completely integrated with Bureau Veritas Consumer Product Services (I) Pvt. Ltd.

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The Sargam Laboratory Private Limited (SLPL) has changed its name to Bureau Veritas
Consumer Product Services (I) Pvt. Ltd. (“BVCPS India”) with effect from June, 2013. As a
result of this Acquisition, BVCPS India has further strengthened its network of
laboratories in 5 major locations in India – Noida, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Tirupur and the
latest laboratory facility in Chennai.

The BVCPS’ Chennai facility is located near the Thiruvika Industrial Estate where it
is easily accessible from the industrial areas around the city. The Chennai lab supports a
wide range of testing services in the areas of food and agri-products, water, metals,
environment, microbiological, pharmaceuticals including ayurvedic, and natural products.
Advanced services include testing clinical specimen using ICP MS for toxic trace metals
and food / agricultural products for pesticide residues, drug residues and natural toxins
to meet national and international requirements.

BVCPS’ Chennai facility is a state of the art analytical laboratory accredited by the
Department of Science and Technology, Government of India under the National Accreditation
Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) under ISO/IEC 17025 in the fields of
chemical and biological testing. In its three decades of existence, the Chennai laboratory
has been providing reliable, timely and cost effective analytical services to meet a
variety of testing needs. Its strict adherence to quality standards, well trained staff
and advanced instrumentation ensure the accuracy and reliability of the tests. The testing
instruments are calibrated by NABL-accredited calibration laboratories.

The Chennai lab has been recognised by MoEF, approved by AYUSH, Government of India,
FSSAI, Drug Control authorities, and AGMARK Certification for Export Products and for
Organic Certification.

Additionally, the lab has obtained approval /recognition from:

        - BIS for testing packaged drinking water and containers and feeding
        - APEDA for testing fruits and vegetables, nuts and nut products,
        - EIC for testing marine, dairy, water for food industry, and
        - RMP for eggs.

About Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas is a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services.
Founded in 1828, the group has 59,000 employees in 1,330 offices and laboratories located
in 140 countries. Bureau Veritas helps its clients to improve their performances by
offering innovative services and solutions in order to ensure that their products,
infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health
and safety, environment protection and social responsibility. Bureau Veritas is listed on
Euronext Paris and belongs to the Next 20 index (Compartment A, code ISIN FR 006174348,
stock symbol: BVI) Website: http://www.bureauveritas.com

Bureau Veritas’ Consumer Products Services division is a leading global quality
assurance provider for the global consumer product and retail markets. It offers an array
of specialized services including testing, inspections, audits and engineering services
for a wide range of consumer products. These products include hard goods; toys and
juvenile products; soft goods; premiums; electrical and electronic products including
wireless and mobile devices; automotive equipment; food products as well as health,
beauty, cosmetics, and household products. Website: http://www.bureauveritas.com/cps

        For enquiries, please contact:
        Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services
        Pritam Sarkar
        Email: pritam.sarkar@in.bureauveritas.com



SOURCE Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services

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