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Foster Wheeler Reports Results For Third Quarter Of 2012

Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq: FWLT) today reported net income for the third quarter of 2012 of $58.2 million, or $0.54 per diluted share, compared with $36.9 million, or $0.31 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2011.

Net income in both quarterly periods was impacted by asbestos-related provisions as detailed in an attached table. Excluding such items from both quarterly periods, net income in the third quarter of 2012 was $60.2 million, or $0.56 per diluted share, compared with $38.8 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter.

For the first nine months of 2012, net income was $129.7 million, or $1.20 per diluted share, compared with $123.1 million, or $1.01 per diluted share, for the first nine months of 2011.

The following tables present quarterly and average quarterly data, both as reported and as adjusted (as detailed in an attached table). The company believes that quarterly averages provide meaningful comparative relevance for certain key metrics in light of the significant quarter-to-quarter variability that is inherent in the company’s financial results.

(in millions)       Q3 2012       Qtrly Avg. 2012       Q3 2011       Qtrly Avg. 2011
Net income       $58       $43       $37       $41
Net income, as adjusted       $60       $46       $39       $43

Foster Wheeler’s Chief Executive Officer, Kent Masters, said, “The company’s net income increased 43% in the third quarter of 2012 as compared with the average quarter of 2011 due largely to the performance of our Global Power Group, which reported a sharp increase in EBITDA and very strong margins. Additionally, our Global Engineering and Construction Group booked a record-level of scope new orders, which generated a 31% sequential-quarter increase in scope backlog to more than $1.7 billion.”

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