Shaw Announces Organizational Changes

  Shaw Announces Organizational Changes

Business Wire

BATON ROUGE, La. -- November 19, 2012

The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SHAW) today announced the following organizational

Timothy J. Poché, who previously served as Shaw’s senior vice president and
chief accounting officer, will join Shaw’s Power Group as senior vice
president and chief financial officer. In his new role, he will hold
responsibility for all finance and accounting operations within the Power
Group. Mr. Poché joined Shaw with more than 20 years of service at Deloitte &
Touche LLP.

James C. Wilems has been named interim vice president and chief accounting
officer for the company. Mr. Wilems joined the company in July 2011 as senior
director, corporate accounting. He previously worked at Accenture PLC, as
senior manager of International Financial Reporting Standards, and also at
accounting firms BDO Seidman as an assurance partner and audit and accounting
director and Arthur Andersen as an assurance manager.

Jeffrey S. Merrifield has been named senior vice president of business
development for Shaw’s Power Group, where he will oversee sales, marketing,
and project and contract development for the company’s Nuclear, Fossil and
Plant Services divisions. Mr. Merrifield joined Shaw in July 2007 as senior
vice president of Shaw’s Power Group. He formerly served as a commissioner of
the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nine years.

The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE:SHAW) is a leading global provider of engineering,
construction, maintenance, technology, fabrication, remediation and support
services for clients in the energy, chemicals, environmental, infrastructure
and emergency response industries. A Fortune 500 company with fiscal year 2012
annual revenues of $6 billion, Shaw has approximately 25,000 employees around
the world and is a power sector industry leader according to Engineering
News-Record’s list of Top 500 Design Firms. For more information, please visit
Shaw’s website at

This press release contains forward-looking statements and information about
our current and future prospects and our operations and financial results,
which are based on currently available information. The forward-looking
statements include assumptions about our operations, such as cost controls and
market conditions, that may not be realized. Actual future results and
financial performance could vary significantly from those anticipated in such
statements. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information, the occurrence of certain
events or otherwise.

Among the factors that could cause future events or transactions to differ
from those we expect are those risks discussed under Item 1A “Risk Factors” in
our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2012, and
other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Please
read our “Risk Factors” and other cautionary statements contained in these

As a result of these risks and others, actual results could vary significantly
from those anticipated in this press release, and our financial condition and
results of operations could be materially adversely affected.


The Shaw Group Inc.
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