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Foster Wheeler, Ltd. to Join the NASDAQ-100 Index Beginning July 12, 2007


NEW YORK, July 10, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Foster Wheeler, Ltd. (Nasdaq:FWLT) of Clinton, New Jersey, will become a component of the NASDAQ-100 Index(r) (Nasdaq: NDX), the NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index (Nasdaq:NDXE), and the NASDAQ-100 Ex Technology Index (Nasdaq:NDXX) prior to market open on Thursday, July 12, 2007. Foster Wheeler, Ltd. will replace Biomet, Inc. (Nasdaq:BMET).

With a market capitalization of approximately $8.3 billion, Foster Wheeler Ltd. is a global company offering, through its subsidiaries, a broad range of engineering, procurement, construction, manufacturing, project development and management, research and plant operation services. Foster Wheeler serves the refining, upstream oil and gas, LNG and gas-to-liquids, petrochemical, chemicals, power, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and healthcare industries.

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CONTACT: The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. Media Contact: Wayne Lee 301.978.4875 Issuer & Investor Contact: Lisa Chaney 301.978.8281 Foster Wheeler Media Relations 908.730.4000

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