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Ray Holdsworth, AECOM Vice Chairman, to retire Dec. 4

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 23, 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 Raymond (Ray) W. Holdsworth, Jr., AECOM vice chairman, plans to retire on Dec. 4, 2009.

Holdsworth has been an integral part of the AECOM leadership team since the early years of the company. Prior to being named vice chairman of AECOM in 2005, Holdsworth served as AECOM’s president, leading growth, profitability and diversification activities that significantly broadened AECOM’s business lines and geographic reach. He previously served as a group chief executive and, prior to that, as president of DMJM, an AECOM legacy company. Holdsworth joined the AECOM corporate team in 1992, after beginning his career with DMJM in 1981.

“Ray’s dedicated service to AECOM has made a significant and lasting impact on our company,” said AECOM President and Chief Executive Officer John M. Dionisio. “As AECOM achieved new levels of growth and success, Ray has led a number of critical initiatives for our company. While Ray will be stepping away from day-to-day responsibilities, he will continue to work with us in a consulting role. With more than 30 years of industry experience, Ray will continue to provide valuable input and advice on our company’s critical strategic initiatives.”

Holdsworth has served numerous public and industry organizations during his career at AECOM. He has been a director of the California Chamber of Commerce for over 10 years, seven of those on its executive committee, and he was its chairman in 2003 when the chamber endorsed current California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger – the first time the chamber endorsed a constitutional officer in its 114-year history. Holdsworth, who is a trustee of the California State University System, also served as chairman of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corp. from 2007 to 2009. In addition, he was recently awarded the University of Arizona Centennial Engineering Department Award, and was its inaugural speaker on Nov. 6, 2009.

“On behalf of all AECOM’s staff around the world, we are deeply appreciative of Ray’s contributions,” Dionisio said. “I look forward to working with Ray in his advisory position in the future as he spends some well-deserved time with his wife, children and grandchildren.”


AECOM (NYSE: ACM) is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 45,000 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. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 100 countries and had revenue of $6.1 billion during its fiscal year 2009. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

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 plans for future operations or expected revenue. 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 quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2009, 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

AECOM Technology Corporation
Paul Gennaro, 212-973-3167
SVP & Chief Communications Officer