KBR Building Group to Construct New Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul Facility for Honda Aircraft Company in Greensboro, N.C.

  KBR Building Group to Construct New Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul Facility
  for Honda Aircraft Company in Greensboro, N.C.

Business Wire

HOUSTON -- November 14, 2012

KBR (NYSE: KBR) announced today that KBR Building Group has been awarded a
contract by American Honda Motor Co. to construct a new Maintenance, Repair
and Overhaul facility located adjacent to Honda Aircraft Company’s world
headquarters at the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, N.C.
KBR Building Group will provide general contracting services for the
90,000-square-foot facility being constructed to support HondaJet — the
company’s advanced light business jet aircraft. KBR Building Group is teamed
with minority-owned general contractor firm The Daniele Company of Durham,
N.C.

“We are excited to be a part of another milestone project for Honda Aircraft
at the company’s Greensboro site,” said Philip Southerland, President, KBR
Building Group. “Our proven reputation for delivering cutting-edge,
award-winning aviation industry projects on time and within budget has made
KBR Building Group the preferred contractor for these types of projects in the
Southeast and beyond.”

Site work has begun with occupancy slated for the second half of 2013, prior
to HondaJet’s entry into service.

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Editor notes:

  *KBR Building Group, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is a diversified
    construction services company serving industrial, commercial, healthcare
    and institutional clients in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southwest
    regions of the United States. Known for its outstanding safety record, KBR
    Building Group is the exclusive commercial construction arm of parent
    company KBR.
  *KBR Building Group has solid experience in building aviation/aerospace
    facilities nationally.
  *Regionally, the company has been recognized as Southeast Contractor of the
    Year by Engineering News-Record (ENR). In the Southeast, KBR Building
    Group ranks No. 1 among Top Contractors and Construction Managers, and is
    among the Top 5 Green Builders, according to the latest annual survey
    published by Engineering News-Record (ENR). Nationally, KBR consistently
    ranks high among U.S.-based construction firms, appearing on ENR’s lists
    of Top 100 Construction Management Firms and Top 100 Design Builders.
  *According to Honda Aircraft Company, the teams of KBR Building Group and
    The Daniele Company team were selected to construct the new MRO based on
    their aviation construction experience, strong diversity plan and
    objectives, diverse and experienced project team, the competitiveness of
    the bid, and other internal criteria.
  *“We are extremely proud to have The Daniele Company as our collaborative
    partner on the Honda MRO Project,” said Garland Burton, KBR Building
    Group’s Director / Community Affairs and Diversity. “Our vision, team
    chemistry, and goals are very similar. As an emerging construction
    management firm in North Carolina (and one of the few owned by a woman or
    minority), Gloria Shealey realized early on that building a staff
    experienced in a wide variety of project types was critical to her firm’s
    sustainability and growth. Likewise, KBR Building Group has long
    recognized the value of collaboration as a mechanism by which smaller
    local firms gain access to larger, more complex project assignments.”
    Burton went on to say, “Through new experiential opportunities made
    available on increasingly complex projects, KBR seeks to expand the
    capabilities and foster the long-term viability of small, local, and
    minority businesses. This, in turn, fosters job creation, creates future
    service providers in the local market, and expands contributors to
    regional and U.S. GDP.”
  *In 2011, KBR Building Group completed construction of the award-winning,
    state-of-the-art production facility for Honda Aircraft Company, located
    at the same site as the MRO currently under construction, in Greensboro,
    North Carolina. The 260,000-square-foot HondaJet facility was a finalist
    for 2011 Project of the Year in the prestigious awards program sponsored
    by the Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas.
  *More about the MRO — The MRO will include a 24/7 support center to
    facilitate maintenance for up to 12 aircraft simultaneously. There will be
    back shops for composite and sheet metal structures, avionics and
    interiors, and a customer area with a large pilot’s lounge, individual
    work rooms with conference space, and a flight planning room conveniently
    situated near the aircraft ramp side entrance. The MRO will house the
    Product Support Group whose role is to support the customer and aircraft
    after delivery, and administer HondaJet Warranty and Service Plans. The
    MRO will have a 4,000-square-foot environmentally controlled spare parts
    warehouse.
  *The architect of record for the MRO is Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon,
    Inc.

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KBR
Zac Nagle, 713-753-5082
Vice President, Investor Relations and Communications
Investors@kbr.com
or
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Director, Corporate Communications
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