Intertek Acquires Ageus Solutions

    HOUSTON & KANATA, ONTARIO, October 22 /CNW/ - Intertek Group plc
(Intertek), a leading international provider of quality and safety services to
a wide range of industries, announced that its Restricted Substances
Consulting Services Group has acquired Ageus Solutions.

    Ageus Solutions provides global environmental compliance consulting,
technology services, and product stewardship to the electronics and other
industries. Ageus helps clients facilitate corporate and product compliance
with the myriad of global regulations related to the environment.

    Ageus Solutions is one of the leading global REACH, EU RoHS, EU WEEE,
China RoHS, and Japan Green service providers. Since its inception in 2004,
Ageus Solutions has assisted over 150 companies complete RoHS conversion of
thousands of products ranging from musical instruments to telecommunications
devices to medical devices.

    Executive Vice President Intertek, Mark Loughead, said, "Ageus Solutions
significantly expands and compliments existing Intertek expertise and
value-added services in areas such as REACH and RoHS. Our customers will
greatly benefit from the addition of Ageus Solutions to our offering, on a
global basis."

    Ageus Solutions President and Chief Executive Officer, Bruce Calder,
said, "Becoming part of the global Intertek network allows Ageus Solutions to
reach many new potential clients. Ageus Solutions' core strength lies in
taking regulatory knowledge and applying it to a company's specific products
and processes. Ageus Solutions understands global environmental legislation
from a macro-level to a micro-level to facilitate accurate interpretation of
client obligations and effective implementation into their supply chains."

    Intertek and Ageus Solutions provide comprehensive REACH services to
clients including on-call consulting services integrated to all levels and
sizes of business. With the on-call consulting service, clients gain access to
unlimited REACH support with Ageus Solutions' REACH experts. Combined with
Ageus Solutions' expertise, Intertek can now effectively manage client's REACH
strategy, ensure their REACH requirements are properly applied and met, and
educate employees on REACH policy.

    About Ageus Solutions:

    Ageus Solutions provides a comprehensive approach to compliance with
e-waste requirements including product conversion, material declaration,
government reporting, and due diligence documentation. Ageus Solutions has
implemented environmental compliance solutions for hundreds of manufacturers
and distributors from across the globe including Europe, the US, Canada,
Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Taiwan, and China. Ageus Solutions was
ranked 13th in Profit Magazine's 8th Annual Hot 50, a ranking of Canada's
Emerging Growth Companies for 2007.

    About Intertek:

    Intertek is a leading international provider of quality and safety
services to a wide range of global and local industries. Partnership with
Intertek brings increased value to customers' products and processes,
ultimately supporting their success in the global market place. Intertek is
listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ITRK). For further information, visit

    Intertek REACH and Restricted Substances services are offered to clients
across industries on a global basis. Visit for REACH services and to learn more.

For further information:

For further information: Ageus Solutions: Communications Director Nicole
Cooper, +1-613-599-4321 (Canada) or Intertek REACH
Services: Restricted Substances Director Ruud Overbeek, Ph.D., +
1-713-407-3500 (USA) or Intertek: Global Marketing
Director, OCA Division Erik Holladay, +1-713-407-3500 (USA)

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