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Illinois Department of Public Aid Awards MAXIMUS $6.1 Million Child Support Contract Extension

RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 28, 2000--MAXIMUS (NYSE:MMS) has been awarded a $6.1 million contract extension by the State of Illinois Department of Public Aid to continue the Company's child support operations in Cook County (Chicago), Illinois.

Under this contract extension, MAXIMUS will provide Income Withholding and Support Order Modification Services through June 30, 2001.

MAXIMUS has operated this project since September 1997 and is responsible for the service of income withholding orders, medical enforcement efforts, child support order entry, and review and modification services for child support customers in Cook County. In addition, MAXIMUS works in partnership with the Cook County States Attorney's Office, the Cook County Circuit Court Clerk, and the Cook County Sheriff's office to share best practice ideas and solutions. Locally, MAXIMUS employs 117 staff in support of this contract.

``Clearly, the efforts of MAXIMUS have had a significant impact on improving the child support collections efforts in Cook County,'' said Dr. David V. Mastran, CEO of MAXIMUS. ``In the three years we have operated the program, MAXIMUS has served more than 150,000 income withholding orders on employers and has completed in excess of 50,000 child support order modification reviews. Ultimately, this translates into real support for the children of Cook County.''

MAXIMUS in one of the leading providers of child support enforcement services to state and local governments. Each year, MAXIMUS collects in excess of a quarter of a billion dollars in delinquent child support on behalf of these government agencies and the children they serve.

MAXIMUS is one of America's largest government services companies devoted to providing state and local governments with program management, information technology, and consulting services.

The company has more than 4,100 employees located in more than 130 offices across the United States.

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These uncertainties could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements and include reliance on government clients; risks associated with government contracting; risks involved in managing government projects; legislative changes and political developments; opposition from government unions; challenges resulting from growth; adverse publicity; and legal, economic, and other risks detailed in Exhibit 99.1 to the Company's most recent Quarterly or Annual Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (file number 001-12997)

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