Jacobs Engineering elects Dawne Hickton to its Board of Directors

– USA, CA – Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today the election of Dawne S. Hickton, President and Chief Executive Officer of RTI International Metals, Inc. (NYSE: RTI), to its Board of Directors.

In announcing the election, Jacobs Executive Chairman Noel G. Watson said, “We are delighted to welcome Dawne, who brings a wealth of proven business leadership experience with a CEOs perspective, to our Board. Having served as a senior officer in a publicly traded company for nearly two decades, she has a contemporary understanding of how to engage with all of our stakeholders, in addition to driving a strong growth agenda. I expect Dawne’s impact on our company to be an important and positive one.”

Under her leadership, Ms. Hickton guided RTI’s impressive transformation and expansion. RTI’s fiscal year 2014 reported results represent a compound annual growth rate of more than 15 percent in revenue and 45 percent in operating income since fiscal year 2010.

During her career Ms. Hickton also served as a public company director of FNB Corporation from 2006 until 2013, including membership of the Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance and Executive Committees, and as a Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Pittsburgh branch, since January 2012.

A graduate of the University of Rochester, Ms. Hickton earned a J.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh and first joined RTI as vice president and general counsel in 1997. In 2005 she was promoted to senior vice president of administration and principal financial officer, and in 2007 she was appointed to the role of vice chair and CEO.

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

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