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Lee Mcintire Elected To Bechtel´s Board Of Directors

April 30, 1999 Lee McIntire has been elected to the board of directors of Bechtel Group, Inc.Based in San Francisco, McIntire, 50, is president of Bechtel Systems & Infrastructure Inc. (BSII). The $2.6 billion (revenues) unit primarily serves government agencies in the United States, and includes Bechtel National, Inc., which handles environmental, defense, and aerospace projects; Bechtel Infrastructure Corp., which performs major civil infrastructure work in North America; and Bechtel Technology and Consulting. Bechtel's worldwide nuclear and civil business units also report to him.

McIntire joined Bechtel in 1989 with a background in program management for the Arabian American Oil Company and Ashland Oil. In 1994, he was named senior vice president of Bechtel National, Inc. and elected president of the same group a year later. McIntire was named president of BSII in 1997, and has since overseen complex government contracts such as the environmental restoration of various U.S. Department of Energy facilities and the dismantling of a broad range of nuclear and chemical weapons for the U.S. Department of Defense.

Bechtel is a premier engineering, construction, and management organization, based in San Francisco with offices in more than 60 nations. Founded in 1898, Bechtel has completed more than 19,000 assignments in more than 140 countries worldwide. The privately held firm reported revenues of $12.6 billion in 1998.