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AECOM to Design Bangladesh's Longest Bridge

US$16-million contract is part of US$1.5-billion bridge project

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 4, 2009-- AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, announced today that it has won the design work, valued at US$16 million, for a US$1.5-billion bridge over the Padma River in Bangladesh.

The approximately 3.43-mile river crossing will be the country’s longest bridge, connecting Bangladesh’s southwest region with its capital, Dhaka. The government expects the new bridge to increase the country’s gross domestic product by 1.2 percent by shortening travel time to the southwest by several hours. The bridge’s design will also incorporate communications infrastructure, a gas-transmission pipeline and have the ability to carry a future railway.

“AECOM is proud to be selected for this important investment in infrastructure as a way to positively impact a country’s economic viability,” said John M. Dionisio, AECOM president and chief executive officer. “By leveraging AECOM’s global network of expertise, we fully expect this iconic transportation project to further strengthen our position as the leading long-span bridge designer in Asia.”

About AECOM

AECOM (NYSE: ACM) is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental and energy. With 43,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation, and technical excellence in delivering solutions that enhance and sustain the world's built, natural, and social environments. AECOM serves clients in more than 100 countries and had revenue of $5.6 billion during the 12-month period ended December 31, 2008. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.

Forward-Looking Statements: All statements in this press release other than statements of historical fact are "forward-looking statements" for purposes of federal and state securities laws, including any statements of our plans for future operations. Actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements are set forth in our annual report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2008, and our other reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. AECOM does not intend, and undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.

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Source: AECOM Technology Corporation

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