B&W Announces Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer to Retire; Will remain CEO of B&W-led joint venture for Y

  B&W Announces Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer to Retire;
  Will remain CEO of B&W-led joint venture for Y-12/Pantex bid

Business Wire

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- May 6, 2013

The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) (NYSE: BWC) announced today that Ms. Mary
Pat Salomone, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, will retire
effective June 30, 2013, following 31 years of service with the Company. Ms.
Salomone will continue serving as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nuclear
Production Partners, LLC (NP^2), the B&W-led joint venture competing for the
U.S. Department of Energy contract to manage and operate the combined Y-12
National Security Complex and Pantex Plant.

“I want to personally thank Mary Pat for her long-term service and leadership
with the Company,” said E. James Ferland, President and CEO. “Mary Pat’s
experience and vision as a leader have helped drive critical business
initiatives that have contributed to our Company’s overall growth.

“We have been planning for Mary Pat to assume the NP^2 role for a while,” said
Ferland, “and therefore are well-positioned for a smooth transition. As a
result of this change, the business unit presidents will report directly to
me.”

During her tenure with B&W, Ms. Salomone held roles of increasing
responsibility, including a number of critical senior leadership positions
within Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. and Babcock & Wilcox
Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. She also served as President and CEO of Marine
Mechanical Corporation from 2001 through 2007 at which time the company was
acquired by B&W.

A graduate of Youngstown State University, Ms. Salomone was recognized with
the institution’s Outstanding Alumni Award from the College of Science,
Technology, Engineering and Math. She was also selected by the Manufacturing
Institute and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers to receive the 2013 Women
in Manufacturing STEP Award, which recognizes women and their achievements
within manufacturing organizations. Ms. Salomone serves on the Board of
Directors of TransCanada Corporation and the Naval Submarine League. She is a
member of the Advisory Board for the School of Engineering at the University
of Akron and the Advisory Board for the College of Science, Technology,
Engineering and Mathematics at the Youngstown State University.

About B&W

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., The Babcock & Wilcox Company is a leader in
clean energy technology and services, primarily for the nuclear, fossil and
renewable power markets, as well as a premier advanced technology and mission
critical defense contractor. B&W has locations worldwide and employs
approximately 14,000 people, in addition to approximately 10,400 joint venture
employees. Learn more at www.babcock.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements

B&W cautions that this release contains forward-looking statements, including
statements relating to the plans expressed regarding the leadership of NP^2.
These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties,
including, among other things, the ability and willingness of Ms. Salomone to
serve as CEO of NP^2. If one or more of these or other risks materialize,
actual results may vary materially from those expressed. For a more complete
discussion of these and other risk factors, please see B&W's filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual reports on Form 10-K
and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. B&W cautions not to place undue reliance
on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this
release, and undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking
statement, except to the extent required by applicable law.

Contact:

The Babcock & Wilcox Company
Media Contact:
Aimee E. Mills, Communications Manager, 980-365-4583
aemills@babcock.com
or
Investor Contact:
Jenny L. Apker, Vice President, Treasurer and Investor Relations, 704-625-4937
investors@babcock.com