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Flatiron Awarded Highest-Level Green Fleet Certification from AEMP

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Firestone, Colo. (Sept. 28, 2011) - Flatiron, one of the largest transportation and infrastructure contractors in North America, has earned the first-ever Platinum-Level Green Fleet certification for its U.S. fleet from the Association of Equipment Management Professionals. The Platinum-Level certification is the highest of four levels of recognition given by AEMP to companies that actively pursue a more eco-friendly fleet. Flatiron achieved the certification based on an inventory of the company's equipment.

To receive Platinum-Level certification Flatiron invested in new equipment that meets certain Environmental Protection Agency emissions and fuel efficiency standards. More than 50 percent of Flatiron equipment with 25 horsepower or greater meets EPA Tier 3 standards, and more than ten percent of the fleet is equipped with diesel particulate filters.

The goals of the AEMP Green Fleet recognition are to provide recognition for steps taken to reduce emissions and build a more sustainable fleet regardless of fleet size or funding; and using parts of California Air Resources Board guidelines, to create a challenging yet achievable goals for Equipment Managers to attain.

"We're proud to be the first company recognized with this highest level of Green Fleet distinction from AEMP," said corporate equipment manager Warren Schmidt. "Environmental stewardship is a core part of our corporate social responsibility efforts, and we look forward to continually expanding our sustainability practices throughout Flatiron and in the communities where we work."

Flatiron, with a construction volume of more than $1 billion, is one of the leading providers of transportation construction and civil engineering in North America. Flatiron develops innovative solutions to construct infrastructure, including roads, bridges, tunnels, rail transit, and water/wastewater treatment plants, for both public and private clients. Flatiron also operates as a contractor in design-build and public-private partnership projects. Founded in 1947, the firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, one of the world's leading international construction service providers. Further information is available at www.flatironcorp.com.

HOCHTIEF is one of the leading international providers of construction-related services. With more than 70,000 employees and a sales volume of EUR 20.16 billion in FY 2010, the company is represented in all the world‘s major markets. The Group‘s service offering in the fields of development, construction, services, concessions and operation covers the entire life cycle of infrastructure projects, real estate and facilities. In the USA, the biggest construction market in the world, HOCHTIEF is the No. 1 general builder via its subsidiary Turner and, with Group company Flatiron, ranks among the most important players in the field of transportation infrastructure construction. With its subsidiary Leighton (HOCHTIEF share around 55 percent), the Group is market leader in Australia. Because of its engagement for sustainability, HOCHTIEF has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2006. Further information is available at www.hochtief.com/press.

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