Press Release Oct 13, 2022

Jacobs Announces New Head of Strategic Data Solutions Business

Shannon Miller promoted to EVP and president of company's Divergent Solutions

Shannon Miller

DALLAS, Oct. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the company's three-year Boldly Moving Forward Strategy, Jacobs (NYSE:J) has named Shannon Miller EVP and President of newly established Divergent Solutions to elevate transformative data solutions for its clients. Divergent Solutions is expected to produce multifaceted digital competencies and human expertise across the entire enterprise, with a special focus on cyber, intelligence, data and technology.

"Our focus on driving data-enabled, technology solutions in alignment with our new corporate strategy is clear, and it was imperative we have a trusted and collaborative leader at the helm for driving accelerated growth," said Jacobs President & Chief Operating Officer Bob Pragada. "Our Divergent Solutions unit is a critical part of delivering upon our objectives and commitments and Shannon leans into challenges and coalesces divergent thinking into smart solutions for our clients."

During her almost 25-year career at Jacobs, Miller has had a rich and varied global journey in operations, sales and functional roles leading cultural and digital transformation for both the company and its markets, including technology, resources, infrastructure, pharmaceutical and consumer products. Most recently Miller served as Jacobs' Chief Growth Officer and lead for Enterprise Risk Management and is a member of the executive leadership team.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for Jacobs to be a disruptor in the industry, charting a new path for driving strategic, transformational growth across data and cyber solutions," said Miller. "Divergent Solutions represents an inflection point in our company's history, reinforcing Jacobs as a much-sought after partner for collaboration and incubation among our colleagues and clients, as well as the destination for future talent seeking game-changing work and a fulfilling career."

Divergent Solutions will operate through three business units – Cyber & Intelligence Solutions, Technology & Innovative Solutions, and Platform, Technologies & Software Solutions – working in partnership with Jacobs' Critical Mission Solutions and People & Places Solutions lines of business to create meaningful value for our clients and partners around the globe.

At Jacobs, we're challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world's most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $14 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector. Visit and connect with Jacobs on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.

Certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking statements as such term is defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and such statements are intended to be covered by the safe harbor provided by the same. Statements made in this release that are not based on historical fact are forward-looking statements. When used herein, words such as "expects," "anticipates," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "plans," "intends," "future," "will," "would," "could," "can," "may," and similar words are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the company's expectations for Divergent Solutions. We base these forward-looking statements on management's current estimates and expectations as well as currently available competitive, financial and economic data. Forward-looking statements, however, are inherently uncertain. There are a variety of factors that could cause business results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements. including, but not limited to, general economic conditions, including inflation and the actions taken by monetary authorities in response to inflation, changes in interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates, changes in capital markets, geopolitical events and conflicts, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the related reaction of governments on global and regional market conditions and the company's business, among others. For a description of some additional factors that may occur that could cause actual results to differ from our forward-looking statements, see the discussions contained under Item 1 - Business; Item 1A - Risk Factors; Item 3 - Legal Proceedings; and Item 7 - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations in our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K, and  Item 2 - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations; Item 1 - Legal Proceedings; and Item 1A - Risk Factors in our most recently filed Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, as well as the company's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company is not under any duty to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this press release to conform to actual results, except as required by applicable law.

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