The Shaw Group Names New Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

BATON ROUGE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 7, 2004--The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE:SGR) today announced that it has named Chris D. Sammons as Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications. Mr. Sammons will be responsible for directing Shaw's comprehensive, global investor relations and corporate communications programs focused on effectively communicating the Company's corporate vision, business objectives and activities to the investment community, media and general public.

Prior to joining The Shaw Group, Mr. Sammons worked with Sterne Agee & Leach, Inc., an NYSE-member brokerage/dealer firm, as a registered representative serving institutional clients. Previously, he was Vice President, Investor Relations with Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE:FCX) and McMoRan Exploration Co. (NYSE:MMR). Mr. Sammons is a certified public accountant.

Robert L. Belk, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, said, "As a certified public accountant with over 10 years of investor relations experience, Chris brings significant financial and communications expertise to The Shaw Group. We are pleased to welcome Chris to the Shaw management team as we look to enhance the communication of our corporate strategies and activities to investors and other stakeholders."

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 emergency response markets. A Fortune 500 company, Shaw Group 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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    CONTACT: The Shaw Group Inc., Baton Rouge
             Robert L. Belk, 225-932-2500
    SOURCE: The Shaw Group Inc.
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