Black & Veatch announces details of its Performance Management business practice

Overland Park, Kan. — April 14, 2004 — Black & Veatch announced the details of its Performance Management business practice, which drives ownership and accountability, minimizes risks and improves efficiency throughout an organization.

“Today’s utility environment is dynamic,” said Principal Consultant Corey Williams. “As a utility, managing the performance of your enterprise requires the ability to make strategic, real-time decisions using precise
bottom-line measures. Our Performance Management business practice allows utilities to realize this by linking day-to-day actions to a utility’s overall vision and business strategy.”

Black & Veatch’s Performance Management business practice enhances the performance of utilities by managing cause-and-effect impacts throughout an organization, proactively managing the public image and instituting succession planning to enable its longevity.

“The metrics that drive good utility business practices, and the meaningful benchmarks that reveal progress, are more than familiar to Black & Veatch,” said Rodger E. Smith, president of Black & Veatch’s Enterprise Consulting Division. “Throughout our near 90-year history, we have focused on utilities, providing consulting, design, procurement, construction, program management and turnkey services worldwide. Combining our renowned technical prowess and seasoned business process knowledge, we develop integrated solutions to optimize clients’ operations and maximize value for their stakeholders.”

Black & Veatch’s Enterprise Consulting Division offers a full range of consulting services to energy and water clients, including value creation, supply chain management, business transformation, global restructuring, asset optimization and program management.

About Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch Corporation is a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company specializing in infrastructure development in the fields of energy, water and information.

Founded in 1915, Black & Veatch serves its clients with conceptual and preliminary engineering services, engineering design, procurement, construction, financial management, asset management, information technology, environmental, security design and consulting, and management consulting services.

The employee-owned company has more than 90 offices worldwide. Black & Veatch is ranked on the Forbes “500 Largest Private Companies in the U.S.” listing for 2003. The company’s Web site address is www.bv.com www.bv.com

For more information, please contact:

Neal Thurman
Communications and Media Relations Manager
(913) 458-9312
thurmannc@bv.com

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