LOS ANGELES, Oct 05, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
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 the U.S.
Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded it a contract to
implement the Southern African Trade Hub program (SATH) that is worth up
to US$82 million.
USAID's SATH program will work to increase international
competitiveness, intra-regional trade and food security throughout the
Southern African community. AECOM will work closely with government
entities to provide technical assistance to both public and private
sectors. Areas of improvement designated under the contract include:
Alignment of regional and international standards
Compliance with regional and international market standards
Energy sector planning
Financial products and services for trade and investment
New trade and greater competitiveness in staple foods and other
strategic value chains
Trade-related information and communications technology products
The contract has a period of four base years worth a total of US$65.8
million, with a one-year optional period that would raise its maximum
value to US$82 million.
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 48,000 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 $6.3
billion during the 12-month period ended June 30, 2010. 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 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, 2010, 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.
SOURCE: AECOM Technology Corporation
SVP & Chief Communications Officer