Bureau Veritas Opens Testing Laboratory In China

Bureau Veritas, a Paris-based provider of inspection, analysis, audit and product certification
services, has opened an 8,000-square-meter testing facility in Panyu, Guangzhou City, China.
Guangzhou Textile Testing Laboratory provides testing and quality assurance services for textile
and apparel products for women, men and children; accessories; footwear; and soft home textiles.

More than 200 associates provide such services as flammability testing for apparel, home
furnishings and textiles; safety, quality and labeling verification; color development; fiber
identification; defect analysis; and comparative evaluations. Bureau Veritas anticipates doubling
the number of associates at the new facility by year’s end. The lab provides complimentary sample
pick-up, and express and emergency services to help manufacturers meet tight production deadlines.

 “The establishment of our Guangzhou Textile Testing Laboratory is considered a
strategic step for the company in expanding our laboratory network in China,” said Kevin O’Brien,
president, Bureau Veritas Hong Kong More importantly, this new lab reflects our continued
commitment in providing enhanced quality testing and compliance services to our clients.”

April 22, 2008