Shaw Announces Brockie Hall as Vice President, Strategic Resources

BATON ROUGE, La.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 27, 2005–The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SGR) today announced that Brockie Hall has been named Vice President, Strategic Resources. In this newly created role, Mr. Hall will focus on recruiting executives, senior managers and senior project personnel globally and across all of Shaw’s business lines. Mr. Hall will focus on identifying Shaw’s resource needs, sourcing and recruiting the highest level of industry talent to successfully execute the company’s current and anticipated portfolio of work in the energy, chemicals, environmental and infrastructure markets. He will report directly to Tim Barfield, President and Chief Operating Officer of Shaw.

J.M. Bernhard, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Shaw, said, “Over the past year and a half, Shaw has focused on capturing strategic domestic and global opportunities. The recent announcements of our SHARQ, Cleco and PPL projects are examples of our success and we expect this increase in activity to continue internationally. We are now working to expand our outstanding team of engineering and construction professionals to successfully target opportunities and execute projects. Mr. Hall will play a key role in reaching this corporate goal. He has extensive experience in recruiting industry experts and in building solid organizations with the right blend of senior managers and developing personnel.”

Tim Barfield, President and Chief Operating Officer of Shaw, added, “We are very pleased to have Mr. Hall as a member of our corporate strategy team. With his broad experience in the engineering and construction arena, he has built a tremendous network of contacts throughout the industry and on a global scale. His expertise and ability to recruit key players will allow us to continue as a leader in developing innovative ideas and providing powerful solutions to all of the markets we serve.”

Mr. Hall has extensive experience in the engineering and construction industry. Previously, he worked for Bechtel for six years where he directed the company’s global recruitment efforts for senior-level engineering and construction professionals. Before joining Bechtel, Mr. Hall worked for nearly thirty years for Stone & Webster prior to Shaw’s acquisition of the Company in 2000. In this role, Mr. Hall was instrumental in recruiting some of the industry’s brightest and most respected engineering and construction personnel, many of whom are still with Shaw Stone & Webster today.

The Shaw Group Inc. is a leading global provider of technology, engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, fabrication, manufacturing, consulting, remediation, and facilities management services for government and private sector clients in the energy, chemical, environmental, infrastructure and emergency response markets. Based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with $3.3 billion in annual revenues, Shaw employs approximately 20,000 people at its offices and operations in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. The Company was recently named to Fortune magazine’s annual list of “America’s Most Admired Companies” for the second consecutive year. For further information, please visit Shaw’s website at

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CONTACT: The Shaw Group Inc., Baton Rouge
Chris D. Sammons, 225-932-2546

SOURCE: The Shaw Group Inc.

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