Cotecna Trade Services Voted Best Collateral Manager

By Cotecna, PRNE
Thursday, June 16, 2011

GENEVA, June 17, 2011 -

Financiers and Traders have voted Cotecna the Best Collateral
Manager of the year at the 2011 annual Trade Finance Awards.

Cotecna, one of the world’s leading Testing, Inspection and
Certification (TIC) companies, was recognized for its ability to
identify the changing trends and anticipate tomorrow’s trade and
supply chain finance requirements. It confirms the success of
Cotecna’s attention to trade finance and our innovation
capabilities such as Vestalis®, a unique tool for the client to
follow the status of their collateral, or CERES®, an on-line
application dedicated to the monitoring of guarantees for credit
portfolios consisting of a large number of SME’s.

Cotecna’s dedicated office-to-field team has a specialized focus
on trade finance support services and is committed to continue to
be at the forefront of innovative thinking.

Matthieu Delorme, Chief Operating Officer of Cotecna Trade
Services SA, said, “We are honoured to have been voted the Best
Collateral Manager. We would like to thank our customers and
partners sincerely for recognizing our teams’ dedication and
competency, and the quality of our services in the field of trade
finance support services.”

About Cotecna

Founded in Switzerland in 1974, the Cotecna group offers a wide
range of testing, inspection and certification services across a
range of sectors for governments, importers and exporters
worldwide. Areas of particular expertise include: agricultural
products, metals and minerals, chemical and petroleum products,
marine surveys, industrial equipment surveys, vehicle inspections
and consumer goods. Accredited laboratories and testing facilities
ensure the delivery of high-quality, verifiable results.

Cotecna’s competency in the field of Trade Finance services
includes the monitoring of physical collateral security at any
stage of the financial transactions, local custody and handling of
titles or other documentation related to the goods.

For a full description of our services, please visit href=""> The
Cotecna Group has a combined workforce of about 4,000 employees and
agents in close to 100 offices.

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Alison Bourgeois              
 Matthieu Delorme
Vice President Corporate
Communications     Chief operating
Cotecna Trade Services SA
+41-22-849-78-23                     Geneva

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