Jacobs Awarded Contract With Tronox In Australia

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today it was awarded a contract from Tronox Limited (NYSE: TROX) to perform early stage engineering for an aluminum chloride generator at its pigment plant in Kwinana, Western Australia.

Officials did not disclose the contract value.

Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs is performing a high level selection study of various generator technologies being evaluated for the facility. Integration of the selected technology is planned across the three Tronox pigment sites including Kwinana; Hamilton, Mississippi US; and Botlek, Netherlands.

In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Tom Quinn stated, “We are delighted to support Tronox’s project objectives through this study. We look forward to integrating our strong local capabilities in the region with our global experience and the work we have previously done with Tronox at their Hamilton, Mississippi facility.”

Tronox is a global leader in the production and marketing of titanium products. Through the integration of its mineral sands and pigment business, the company provides its customers a dependable supply of brightening solutions for a variety of end uses. For more information, visit http://www.tronox.com.

Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services.

Statements made in this release that are not based on historical fact are forward-looking statements. We base these forward-looking statements on management’s current estimates and expectations as well as currently available competitive, financial and economic data. Forward-looking statements, however, are inherently uncertain. There are a variety of factors that could cause business results to differ materially from 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 2012 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 do not undertake to update any forward-looking statements made herein.

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