Bureau Veritas completes the acquisition of Maxxam Analytics

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Source: Maxxam Analytics

Mississauga, ON -- We are pleased to announce that on January 31, 2014, Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services, successfully completed the acquisition of Maxxam Analytics. The two companies announced the change in ownership in December 2013 with the transaction awaiting regulatory approval, which has now been received.

The acquisition of Maxxam, the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solution, gives Bureau Veritas a strong and strategic presence in North America and allows the company to expand its portfolio of services with high added-value expertise. For Maxxam and its customers, the acquisition opens the door to an expanded suite of testing, inspection and certification services, based on the proven processes and high level of scientific excellence the industry has come to expect from the company.

Maxxam will continue to operate under the Maxxam name as a separate Canadian entity; with no changes to business structure, people or processes.

About Maxxam

Maxxam Analytics supports critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2500 employees. We are the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries. Published annually as an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility, Maxxam’s Corporate Responsibility Report is an industry first and outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices.

About Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in conformity assessment and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has more than 62,000 employees in around 1,330 offices and laboratories located in 140 countries.

Bureau Veritas helps its clients to improve their performances by offering services and innovative solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.

Bureau Veritas is listed on Euronext Paris and belongs to the Next 20 index.

Compartment A, code ISIN FR 0006174348, stock symbol: BVI.

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