Press Release

Jacobs Expresses Deepest Sympathy for the Tragic Event at NASA’s Johnson Space Center

By SpaceRef Editor
April 21, 2007
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Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced today that an employee was involved in the tragedy at Johnson Space Center (JSC) on Friday afternoon, April 20, 2007. One of our employees shot and killed himself and a NASA employee. A second person was taken hostage but escaped. Our primary concern, from the moment we were notified of this event, was for our employees, NASA personnel, and other contractors in the area. We immediately verified the location and safety of our employees who work in Building 44 and nearby facilities. All of our security and emergency response actions surrounding this event were under the control of and fully coordinated with NASA JSC Security.

We provided timely information to all Jacobs employees and their families and arranged for the orderly evacuation of those who needed transportation. We also made arrangements for counseling of affected employees and their families. We want to express our deepest sympathy for the deceased NASA employee and his family which has suffered this tragic loss and the trauma suffered by the other employee and her family.

Jacobs, with over 45,000 employees who provide technical, professional, and construction services globally.

Any statements made in this release that are not based on historical fact are forward-looking statements. Although such statements are based on management’s current estimates and expectations, and currently available competitive, financial, and economic data, forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain. We, therefore, caution the reader that there are a variety of factors that could cause business conditions and results to differ materially from what is contained in our forward-looking statements. For a description of some of the factors which may occur that could cause actual results to differ from our forward-looking statements please refer to our 2006 Form 10-K, and in particular the discussions contained under Items 1 – Business, 1A – Risk Factors, 3 – Legal Proceedings, and 7 – Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. We also caution the readers of this release that we do not undertake to update any forward-looking statements made herein.

SpaceRef staff editor.