Black & Veatch announces leadership changes

OVERLAN PARK, June 18, 2004 — Black & Veatch Corporation announced that Wayne F. Hall, vice chairman, president of the Gas, Oil & Chemicals (GOC) Division, and Board of Director member, will retire from the company effective July 16, 2004. Bob Germinder will replace Hall as president of GOC. Hall will continue working for Black & Veatch as a consultant.

“We are grateful to Wayne for his leadership and many contributions during his time at Black & Veatch,” said Black & Veatch Chairman, President and CEO Len C. Rodman. “His actions have consistently exemplified strategic vision, provided global economic perspective and instilled a corporate business mindset that resulted in a positive influence for the company’s professionals, clients and shareholders. We will all miss Wayne and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Bob Germinder joined Black & Veatch in 1985 and most recently served as senior vice president of operations for GOC. He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a B.S. in Construction Technology. His career also includes various project assignments while employed by Davy McKee Corporation and Crawford and Russell, Inc.

“Over the last several years, Bob Germinder has served in effect as chief operating officer for GOC,” said Rodman. “Because of Bob’s strong industry knowledge and the results he has achieved, we have asked Bob to serve as the new president of GOC. Bob will begin his duties effective immediately and I am confident that his continued efforts will enhance the success of GOC.”

Black & Veatch’s GOC Division is a leader in the hydrocarbon process industry, supplying technologies and engineering and construction solutions in natural gas processing, sulfur recovery, liquefaction of natural gas and cogeneration at process plants.

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

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