KBR Names New Government and Infrastructure Senior Vice President, Operations, Maintenance and Logistics

Houston, Texas - August 19, 2008 - KBR (NYSE:KBR) today announced that Lieutenant General (retired) Richard Hack has been appointed as the Senior Vice President, Operations, Maintenance and Logistics for KBR's Government and Infrastructure (G&I) business unit. In his new position, Hack will be responsible for global planning and directing all aspects of worldwide contingency operations, providing logistical and engineering support to deployed U.S. Forces and Allies in 8 countries in the Middle East and Central Asia.

"Richard Hack joins KBR with more than 33 years of military experience and extensive knowledge of our military customer base, as well as strategic and logistical expertise," said Bruce Stanski, President of KBR's Government & Infrastructure business unit. "He will be a key asset to the Government and Infrastructure business unit, but more importantly, to the valuable work KBR performs while serving our troops throughout the world."

Prior to joining KBR, Hack served in the U.S. Army, most recently as Deputy Commanding General/Chief of Staff of Army Materiel Command, where over the course of his career, he gained wide-ranging experience in logistics including distribution, ammunition, maintenance, supply, research, and resource management from first-line leadership to operational and strategic planning. Upon retirement, Hack served as Principal of Booz Allen Hamilton, a strategy and technology consulting firm where his responsibilities included Army domain and logistics consulting work.

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