updated 4/11/2011 10:47:17 AM ET 2011-04-11T14:47:17

MARLTON, N.J. and AQABA, Jordan, April 11, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has been awarded a contract from Al Maabar Aqaba Real Estate Development Company to provide project management services for Phase 1 of the Marsa Zayed development in Aqaba, Jordan. The four-year contract has an estimated value to Hill of approximately $3.2 million.

Set on a beautiful Red Sea port, Marsa Zayed is poised to transform the coastal city of Aqaba into a premier leisure and business travel destination. Built in the memory of the Late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, Marsa Zayed will span approximately 3.2 million square meters (800 acres).  When complete, the development will offer more than 30,000 premium residential villas, townhouses and apartment units, 3,000 hotel rooms, at least 350 yacht berths and a cruise ship terminal.  This historic development, which is expected to total approximately 6.4 million square meters (69 million square feet) of space, will be the largest real estate and tourism project ever in the history of Jordan. The development is expected to be implemented in several phases.

"This project is an epic undertaking and will place Jordan among the best resort destinations in the Middle East," said Raouf S. Ghali, President of Hill's Project Management Group (International).  "We are honored to be part of this extraordinary endeavor," Ghali added.

Hill International, with 3,000 employees in 100 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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