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The Shaw Group Names Lieutenant General Michael P. DeLong Corporate Vice President of Global Planning and Operations

BATON ROUGE, La., Sep 29, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SGR) today announced that Lieutenant General Michael P. DeLong has been named Corporate Vice President of Global Planning and Operations. In this newly created position, Lieutenant General DeLong will support commercial and governmental client relationships in the international energy and infrastructure markets, leading some of Shaw's key global programs while playing a significant role in the execution of Shaw's strategic plan.

"We are extremely fortunate to have someone of Lieutenant General DeLong's caliber on our senior management team. He brings an extensive background in government relations, tremendous leadership skills and a keen sense of strategic vision to our Company," said J.M. Bernhard, Jr., Shaw's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "With the experience he has as a military leader, he'll bring Shaw valuable insight into the federal agencies we are working with and enable us to forge even stronger relationships with these customers."

Lieutenant General DeLong has led a distinguished, 36-year military career, most recently serving as the Deputy Commander, United States Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida. As Second-in-Command, Lieutenant General DeLong managed an $8.2 billion operating budget and directed a team of senior executive officers with a staff of over 3,000 personnel who conceived and implemented the Global War on Terrorism, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. His career demonstrates proven success in team leading and financial management. He has commanded at all levels, directing large forces of U.S. Marines and aircraft, and administering multi-million dollar operating budgets.

Lieutenant General DeLong has extensive government relations experience including direct interactions with the White House, the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense, the Deputy Secretary of State, and other federal agencies. He holds a Masters Degree in Industrial Management from Central Michigan University and an honorary Doctorate in Strategic Intelligence from the Joint Military Intelligence College in Anacostia, Maryland. Lieutenant General DeLong graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering.

The Shaw Group Inc. is a leading global provider of engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, fabrication, manufacturing, consulting, remediation, and facilities management services for government and private sector clients in the power, process, environmental, infrastructure and homeland defense markets. The Company is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and employs approximately 15,000 people at its offices and operations in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. For further information, please visit the Company's website at

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a "safe harbor" for certain forward-looking statements. The statements contained herein that are not historical facts (including without limitation statements to the effect that the Company or its management "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "plans," or other similar expressions) and statements related to revenues, earnings, backlog, or other financial information or results are forward-looking statements based on the Company's current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on the Company. There can be no assurance that future developments affecting the Company will be those anticipated by the Company. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties (some of which are beyond our control) and assumptions and are subject to change based upon various factors. Should one or more of such risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in the forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. A description of some of the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements can be found in the Company's reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Form 10-K and Form 10-Q reports, and on the Company's web-site under the heading "Forward Looking Statement". These documents are also available from the Securities and Exchange Commission or from the Investor Relations department of Shaw. For more information on the company and announcements it makes from time to time on a regional basis visit our web site at

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SOURCE: The Shaw Group Inc.

The Shaw Group Inc., Baton Rouge
Laurie LaChiusa, 225-932-2500
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"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding SHAW GROUP INC's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.

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