PRESS RELEASE

JOINT STATEMENT OF ANDREW ELLER AND THE U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE

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Washington, DC — The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Public Employees
for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), who represented Eller, are jointly
issuing the following statement about the settlement:

“Mr. Eller and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service have jointly
come to an agreement that is in the best interest of both parties and that
does not admit any liability or wrongdoing on the part of either party.”

As a result, Mr. Eller’s hearing before the civil service court system,
called the Merit Systems Protection Board, which had been scheduled for this
week, is cancelled.

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