Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release contains forward-looking statements and information about our current and future prospects and our operations and financial results, which are based on currently available information. Actual future results and financial performance could vary significantly from those anticipated in such statements. The forward looking statements include assumptions about our operations, such as cost controls and market conditions, and the proposed transaction (including its benefits, results, effects and timing) that may not be realized. Risks and uncertainties related to the transaction include, but are not limited to: the failure of the shareholders of CB&I or the shareholders of Shaw to approve the transaction; the risk that the conditions to the closing of the transaction are not satisfied; the risk that regulatory approvals required for the transaction are not obtained or are obtained subject to conditions that are not anticipated; potential adverse reactions or changes to business relationships resulting from the announcement or completion of the transaction; uncertainties as to the timing of the transaction; competitive responses to the proposed transaction; costs and difficulties related to the integration of Shaw’s businesses and operations with CB&I’s business and operations; the inability to obtain, or delays in obtaining, cost savings and synergies from the transaction; unexpected costs, charges or expenses resulting from the transaction; litigation relating to the transaction; the inability to retain key personnel; and any changes in general economic and/or industry specific conditions. Additional factors that could cause future results or events to differ from those we expect are those risks discussed under Item 1A “Risk Factors” in CB&I’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, CB&I’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2012, June 30, 2012, and September 30, 2012, and in the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus filed with the SEC on November 20, 2012 and other reports filed with the SEC. Please read CB&I’s “Risk Factors” and other cautionary statements contained in these filings.
We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, the occurrence of certain events or otherwise. As a result of these risks and others, actual results could vary significantly from those anticipated in this press release, and our financial condition and results of operations could be materially adversely affected.