BATON ROUGE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SHAW) has amended and expanded its credit agreement to a $1.45 billion unsecured, five-year credit facility. The entire amount is available for the issuance of performance letters of credit, and $1.25 billion is available for financial letters of credit and/or borrowings for working capital needs and general corporate purposes.
The expansion of our credit facility gives Shaw increased financial flexibility and supports our ongoing growth initiatives
The credit agreement also enables Shaw to seek additional unsecured commitments of up to a total of $500 million under this facility and/or other supplemental credit facilities. Shaw also may pledge up to $300 million of its unrestricted cash to secure additional letters of credit, subject to certain conditions, in addition to amounts available under the credit facility.
The expansion of our credit facility gives Shaw increased financial flexibility and supports our ongoing growth initiatives, said Brian K. Ferraioli, Shaw's executive vice president and chief financial officer. Our lenders continue to have confidence in Shaw's business and have demonstrated that through the new unsecured facility.
A Form 8-K regarding the credit agreement will be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on June 20, 2011. The filing will be available via Shaw's website at www.shawgrp.com under the Investor Relations section.
The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE:SHAW) is a leading global provider of engineering, construction, technology, fabrication, remediation and support services for clients in the energy, chemicals, environmental, infrastructure and emergency response industries. A Fortune 500 company with fiscal year 2010 annual revenues of $7 billion, Shaw has approximately 27,000 employees around the world and is a power sector industry leader according to Engineering News-Record's list of Top 500 Design Firms. For more information, please visit Shaw's website at www.shawgrp.com.