August 13, 2003

FLIR Systems Elects John D. Carter to Board of Directors; Carter Is Principal at Goldschmidt Imeson Carter and a Former Senior Executive at Bechtel Group, Inc.

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 13, 2003--FLIR Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:FLIR) announced today that John D. Carter has been elected to the Board of Directors for a term expiring at the Company's 2004 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Carter becomes FLIR's seventh Board member and sixth non-employee Director.

Carter is a principal at Goldschmidt Imeson Carter, a Portland-based consulting firm focused primarily on strategic planning and problem solving for national and international businesses. Previously, he was a member of the senior executive management team at engineering and construction giant Bechtel Group, Inc. Carter joined Bechtel in 1982 and served in a variety of senior management capacities including Executive Vice President and Director of parent company Bechtel Group, Inc. and President of Bechtel Enterprises, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary. Carter is a member of the Board of Directors of Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) and London & Continental Railways Ltd. in the UK. He received his B.S. in history from Stanford University and his juris doctor degree from Harvard Law School.

"We are delighted to have someone with John's strong business background and impeccable credentials join the FLIR Board of Directors. John will further add to the Board's capabilities as it continues to lead this Company at a time of significant growth," said Earl Lewis, President and CEO of FLIR.

FLIR's Board also includes Ronald L. Turner, Chairman, President and CEO of Ceridian Corporation (NYSE:CEN); Michael Smith, retired Chairman and CEO of Hughes Electronics Corp.; John C. Hart, retired Chief Financial Officer and Director of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation; Steven E. Wynne, founding partner of the Portland law firm Ater Wynne LLP and former President and CEO of adidas America, Inc.; Angus Macdonald, President of Life Sciences Consultants, Inc. and former Senior Vice President of Lehman Brothers, Inc.; and Earl R. Lewis, Chairman, President and CEO of FLIR Systems, Inc. and former President and CEO of Thermo Instrument Systems, Inc.

About FLIR Systems



FLIR Systems designs, manufactures and markets infrared imaging systems worldwide for a variety of applications. FLIR's imaging products are used in such diverse applications as public safety, defense, navigation, electronic newsgathering and search and rescue. Thermography products support such applications as condition monitoring, non-destructive testing, medical science, research and development, and manufacturing process control. For more information, please visit their Web site at www.FLIR.com.

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