Jacobs Engineering
Group Inc. announced today that its subsidiary has been
selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
to design a propulsion research laboratory. This facility will be
built at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Ala.

Officials did not disclose the contract value.

Jacobs will provide architectural and engineering design services
for the laboratory, which will support NASA’s development of advanced
earth-to-orbit and in-space propulsion technologies.

To facilitate this world-class research, Jacobs will design a
multi-functional Propulsion Research Laboratory (PRL). A primary goal
of this facility is to provide an environment where synergy among
different research activities can be used to expedite technology
development. The laboratory will be multi-purpose in that it will
support exploratory research and feasibility investigations of a wide
range of high pay-off propulsion technologies.

In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Warren
Dean stated, “We have a long history of working with NASA at the
Marshall Space Flight Center in support of various technological
initiatives. We are pleased to further expand our services into
facilities design with this important client.”

MSFC is the Center of Excellence for Space Propulsion. MSFC leads
NASA’s research of advanced propulsion technology.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. is one of the world’s largest
providers of professional technical services. With more than 20,000
home office employees, the company offers full-spectrum support to
industrial, commercial, and government clients in diverse markets.
Services include scientific and specialty consulting as well as all
aspects of design, construction, and operations & maintenance.

Any statements made in this release that are not based on
historical fact are forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking
statements made in this release represent management’s best judgement
as to what may occur in the future. However, Jacobs’ actual outcome
and results are not guaranteed and are subject to certain risks,
uncertainties and assumptions (“Future Factors”), and may differ
materially from what is expressed. For a description of Future Factors
that could cause actual results to differ materially from such
forward-looking statements, see the discussion under the section
“Forward-Looking Statements” included in Management’s Discussion and
Analysis filed as part of Exhibit 13 to the Company’s 2000 Annual
Report on Form 10-K.