Shaw Infrastructure/CEI Investment Awarded $150 Million Privatization Contract by U.S. Air Force; Partnership Formed to Build Master-Planned Community for Military Families

BATON ROUGE, La., Jun 19, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE:SGR) ("Shaw" or "the Company") today announced that its subsidiary, Shaw Infrastructure, Inc., and CEI Investment Corp. were awarded a $150 million residential development contract by the U.S. Air Force to build The Pelican Coast, a new master-planned community near Patrick AFB, Florida. The privatization contract will be executed under the 1996 National Defense Authorization Act by Patrick Family Housing LLC, a partnership formed by Shaw Infrastructure and CEI Investment. The contract also includes a 50-year ownership, operations and maintenance agreement whereby Patrick Family Housing will provide comprehensive resident care services.

Patrick AFB is home to the United States Air Force's 45th Space Wing which supports the U.S. Air Force Command's varied missions. The Pelican Coast is a 300-acre, off base community that will replace Patrick AFB's current military family housing. The planned community is expected to be completed within four years and will offer 552 new homes exclusively to Air Force families. Shaw Infrastructure will serve as construction manager for the project and CEI will provide program management, development, and property management services.

"The Shaw Group shares the Department of Defense's vision to provide the highest quality of life for its dedicated military families and we remain committed to working with the DoD to realize its mission of privatizing its housing and utility systems," stated Tim Barfield, President of Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure, Inc.

"Our Facilities Management and Privatization business lines have begun to contribute meaningfully to our backlog, which provides good revenue and earnings visibility for the Company," Mr. Barfield added. "We are pleased to be partnering with CEI on this project and look forward to a long and successful relationship."

Headquartered in Meriden, Conn., CEI Investment is a family-owned business that has developed more than 35,000 homes across the United States. The company, which was founded in 1949, has extensive expertise in the development and management of master-planned communities, multi-family communities, as well as communities committed to environmental preservation.

The Shaw Group Inc. is a leading global provider of engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, fabrication, manufacturing, consulting, remediation, and facilities management services for the power, process, environmental, infrastructure and homeland defense markets. The Company is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and employs approximately 17,000 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

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SOURCE: The Shaw Group Inc.

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