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Hill International Receives $55 Million PM/CM Contract from Valley Metro Rail in Arizona

PHILADELPHIA and PHOENIX, Sept. 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that the company, in association with principal sub consultant CH2M, has received a contract from Valley Metro Rail operating in the cities of Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa to provide professional consulting services for program management and construction management. The five-year contract has an estimated value to Hill of approximately $55.0 million.

“We welcome the expertise in program and construction supervision from Hill International and CH2M as expansion of our rail and high-capacity transit system continues,” said Scott Smith, Valley Metro Rail’s Interim CEO. “With two extensions of rail opened in Phoenix and Mesa within the past year, we realize that our most vital assets are the Valley Metro staff and consultants working in partnership to deliver projects on schedule and within budget.”

Valley Metro is responsible for the planning and operations of a regional bus system in Maricopa County, Arizona along with development and operations of the region’s high-capacity transit system, which currently includes 26 miles of light rail. Seven high-capacity transit extensions are planned or under construction to create a 66-mile regional rail system by 2034.

“Valley Metro Rail has an ambitious expansion program underway and we are very proud to have been selected to help them manage this program,” said Michael B. Smith, Senior Vice President and Western Regional Manager for Hill’s Project Management Group. “Their new expanded system will have a huge positive impact on the greater Phoenix region helping commuters, local businesses and the overall economy,” added Smith.

Hill International, with 4,500 professionals in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, construction claims and other consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the eighth largest construction management firm in the United States. For more information on Hill, please visit our website at www.hillintl.com.

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Senior Vice President of Marketing and
Corporate Communications
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johnpaolin@hillintl.com

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