Ecology and Environment Inc. Named One of America's Fastest-Growing Small Public Companies

Environmental Consulting Firm Touted as a Global "Green Pioneer"

BUFFALO, NY--(Marketwire - July 7, 2009) - Ecology and Environment Inc. (NASDAQ: EEI) is part of an elite group of small public companies that continue to thrive despite the recession, according to Fortune Small Business, who ranked the Company in its "FSB 100" the one hundred fastest-growing small public companies in America.

The FSB 100 rankings are based on earnings-per-share growth, revenue growth, and stock performance. Ecology and Environment Inc. ranked number 50 on the list. Recently the company has begun to receive increased attention from financial analysts. Jordan Kimmel, money manager at the Magnet Investment Group, just ranked EEI as the third-best publicly traded company to invest in out of over 12,000 publicly traded stocks, based on a proprietary financial model of 23 key business factors.

"Our unyielding commitment to global environmental sustainability and stewardship is the driving force behind our success," says CEO and President Kevin Neumaier. "We have been doing this for nearly 40 years now -- way before 'going green' was the thing to do."

Ecology and Environment's compelling story, from its roots as an environmental consulting firm in the 1970s and its hazardous waste investigative services during the 1980s, to its present-day strengths in the global market, renewable energy development, and sustainability consulting, is featured in FSB's article, "A green pioneer goes global; Environmental consulting firm Ecology & Environment teaches others to follow its lead." The article and a full list of the FSB 100 can be found at

Ecology and Environment Inc. has completed more than 45,000 projects for a wide variety of clients in 84 countries, providing environmental solutions in nearly every ecosystem on our planet. The Company is listed on the NASDAQ under the symbol EEI and is located on the web at

Contact Information: For further information, contact: Courtney Southern-Zahm 757-456-5356

E & E's founders, Frank Silvestro, Gerry Strobel, Gerhard Neumaier, and Ron Frank, designed their LEED Platinum global headquarters building more than 20 years ago--before the existence of LEED.