Press Release

AECOM announces executive leadership updates, appointments to its Board of Directors and independent Board chair

August 11, 2020

LOS ANGELES (August 11, 2020) — AECOM (NYSE:ACM), the world’s premier infrastructure consulting firm, announced today that the previously announced appointments of W. Troy Rudd as Chief Executive Officer and Lara Poloni as President will now take effect on August 15, 2020. In tandem with Mr. Rudd’s appointment, the Company has named Gaurav Kapoor, currently AECOM’s Chief Accounting Officer, Global Controller and Treasurer, as Chief Financial Officer, effective August 15th.

AECOM also announced today that Douglas W. Stotlar has been appointed as independent Chairman of AECOM’s Board of Directors and Mr. Rudd has been appointed as Director to the Board, effective August 15th. The appointments follow the previously announced departure of Michael S. Burke as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Stotlar has served on AECOM’s Board since 2014, having previously served as a Director of URS Corporation since 2007 until its acquisition by AECOM in 2014. In addition, Bradley W. Buss has been appointed to the AECOM Board of Directors, effective August 10th.

“It is a great privilege to serve as AECOM’s next chairman of the Board and help lead the company and its leadership team through the execution of its strategy as the premier infrastructure consulting firm in the industry,” said Mr. Stotlar. “Through the contributions of our many talented professionals and the momentum the company has built over the past year, as demonstrated with its recently announced strong third quarter results, it was apparent that Troy and Lara could lead this organization immediately.”

“AECOM continues to demonstrate our leading position in the marketplace and the potential of our professionals is limitless,” said Mr. Rudd. “To help achieve our goals, I am excited to welcome Gaurav to our executive leadership team as Chief Financial Officer. Gaurav has been instrumental in progressing several value-creating initiatives that have contributed to our financial and strategic transformation into a higher-margin, lower-risk Professional Services business.”

Mr. Kapoor has extensive financial leadership experience at AECOM, having served as Chief Accounting Officer and Global Controller since December 2016 and Treasurer since October 2019. He previously served in leadership roles at the Company as Senior Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis from January 2016 to December 2016 and Senior Vice President, Project Delivery, Americas Design Consulting Services from May 2015 to January 2016. Prior to joining the Company in May 2015, Mr. Kapoor spent 15 years at Ernst & Young LLP, where he was an audit partner and held various leadership roles.

Bradley W. Buss has served since July 2018 as a director of Marvell Technology Group Ltd., a publicly-traded semiconductor company, where he currently serves as a member of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Buss has served since March 2016 as a director of Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a publicly-traded automotive parts company, where he currently serves as Chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Buss previously served as Chief Financial Officer of SolarCity Corporation, from August 2014 to February 2016 and as Chief Financial Officer of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, from August 2005 to June 2014. Mr. Buss has previously served as a director of publicly-traded companies Tesla, Inc., Cavium, Inc., and CaféPress, Inc.

AECOM (NYSE:ACM) is the world’s premier infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to consulting and construction management. We partner with our clients in the public and private sectors to solve their most complex challenges and build legacies for generations to come. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm with revenue of approximately $20.2 billion during fiscal year 2019. See how we deliver what others can only imagine at and @AECOM.

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