May 29, 2002

FLIR Systems Appoints New Outside Auditor

PORTLAND, Ore., May 29, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) has announced that it has appointed KPMG LLP as its independent public accountants to audit the Company's financial statements. KPMG LLP replaces Arthur Andersen LLP, which had served in this capacity for the past two years.

FLIR said that the appointment was made following a thorough evaluation process by the Company's Board of Directors, its Audit Committee and management. The Company said that the decision to change public accountants was not the result of any disagreement between FLIR and Arthur Andersen LLP on any matter of accounting principle or practice, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedure.



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 news gathering, 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.



CONTACT:          FLIR Systems Inc., Portland
                  Steve Bailey, 978/901-8000
                  www.flir.com
                  or
                  Neil Berkman Associates, Los Angeles
                  310/277-5162 (Investor Contact)
                  info@BerkmanAssociates.com

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