Kirby McInerney & Squire LLP Announces Class Certified Consisting of Washington Group International Inc. (f/k/a Morrison Knudsen) Purchasers of Common Stock and Senior Notes Due 2010 -- WGII

New York, New York, UNITED STATES

NEW YORK, May 7, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- The law firm of Kirby McInerney & Squire, LLP announces that on April 21, 2003, the United States District Court for the District of Idaho issued an order certifying a class of Washington Group's (Nasdaq:WGII) common stock and bonds acquired during the period from April 17, 2000 through March 2, 2001, inclusive. The class certification order is subject to a possible appeal and the ruling on the motion to dismiss is not an order establishing defendants' liability. Kirby McInerney & Squire LLP is co-lead counsel for the class. A notice advising class members of the claims of the class action and their rights as class members, as approved by the Court, will be sent out shortly. If you have any questions concerning the claims, your rights as a class member, or the status of the litigation, feel free to contact us.

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