updated 10/11/2010 1:45:28 AM ET 2010-10-11T05:45:28

MARLTON, N.J., Oct. 8, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has been recognized by The Zweig Letter as the 10th fastest-growing company among architecture, engineering and environmental consulting firms in the United States and Canada. The Hot Firm 2010 list ranks the top 150 firms measured by their change in revenue and earnings over the trailing three years in terms of real dollars and percentage change.  Hill has now been named to the list eight times over the past nine years.

The winning firms will be honored at a special award ceremony during The Zweig Letter Hot Firm 2010 Conference and Celebration which will be held on October 27-28, 2010, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, DC.

"We are extremely honored to be named to the Hot Firm list again this year," said Irvin E. Richter, Hill's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "To be named to this prestigious list eight times in nine years is quite an accomplishment and I am very proud of our company's outstanding professionals who earned this honor," Richter added.

The Zweig Letter is a weekly newsletter providing management advice for consulting firms in the engineering and construction industry.  It is published by ZweigWhite, Inc., a leading source of management consulting, information and education for the design and construction industry.  For more information on ZweigWhite, please visit their website at www.zweigwhite.com .

Hill International, with 2,600 employees in 90 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management and construction claims and consulting services. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the 8th largest construction management firm in the United States. For more information on Hill, please visit our website at www.hillintl.com .

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Certain statements contained in this press release may be considered "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and it is our intent that any such statements be protected by the safe harbor created thereby. Except for historical information contained in this press release, the matters set forth herein including, but not limited to, any projections of earnings or other financial items; any statements concerning our plans, strategies and objectives for future operations; and any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and assumptions and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties. Although we believe that the expectations, estimates and assumptions reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause our actual results, performance and achievements, or industry results to differ materially from estimates or projections contained in our forward-looking statements include: modifications and termination of client contracts; control and operational issues pertaining to business activities that we conduct on our own behalf or pursuant to joint ventures with other parties; difficulties we may incur in implementing our acquisition strategy; the need to retain and recruit key technical and management personnel; and unexpected adjustments and cancellations related to our backlog. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements are set forth in the reports we have filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We do not intend, and undertake no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.

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