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Jacobs Increases Ownership in Jacobs ZATE

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Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today that it completed its acquisition of majority ownership in Jacobs ZATE in Saudi Arabia.

Company officials confirmed an increase ownership in Jacobs ZATE from 60% to 75%.

Jacobs ZATE is a provider of professional engineering, construction management, and project management services operating across oil & gas, refining, chemicals, mining and minerals, power and utilities, buildings and infrastructure sectors; with particular focus on supporting Saudi Aramco, Ma’aden, and government clients. Its workforce comprises more than 1,500 employees.

In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Bassim Shebaro stated, “We are very pleased to increase Jacobs’ commitment and presence in Saudi Arabia. Our focus on long term growth creates value for our clients, our partners, and our employees. We expect this acquisition to augment our service offerings, enabling us to continue delivering excellence for our clients.”

In March 2008, Jacobs acquired a 60 percent stake in the Saudi Arabian firm of Zamel & Turbag Consulting Engineers (ZATE), now known as Jacobs ZATE. The combination of ZATE with Jacobs’ existing operations in Saudi Arabia created an enhanced capability spanning general engineering services, conceptual design, front end engineering design, detailed design, procurement support, construction management, project management consultancy, and operations & maintenance. Jacobs ZATE is a major employer of highly skilled staff in Saudi Arabia, and is a participant in Saudi Aramco’s General Engineering Services Plus (GES+), a program geared toward developing a long-term, sustainable workforce in-Kingdom.

Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services.

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