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Nuclear Energy Institute
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 26, 2004
Contact: media@nei.org, 202.739.8000 or 703.644.8805 (after hours and weekends)

Nuclear Energy Institute Elects The Shaw Group’s Richard F. Gill to Board of Directors

WASHINGTON—The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) has elected Richard F. Gill to its board of directors, effective immediately. Gill is executive vice president and chairman of the executive committee of The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SGR)

Gill has served Shaw in various capacities including executive vice president and chief operating officer and president of Shaw’s Stone and Webster Inc. unit. Previously, Gill was founder and president of Merit Industrial Constructors Inc., which was acquired by Shaw in 1997. Gill has been elected to a three-year term on the NEI board.

Shaw, through its subsidiary, Stone & Webster Inc., is a recognized leader in the nuclear industry, having provided operations and support services to more than 95 percent of the nation’s nuclear facilities. Shaw is the domestic leader in the supply of multi-station contract maintenance and plant restart construction services and currently supplies maintenance services to approximately one-third of the nation’s nuclear facilities.

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 homeland defense markets. A Fortune 500 company, The Shaw Group is headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., and employs approximately 17,000 people. For further information, please visit the company's website at www.shawgrp.com.

All U.S. nuclear power plant licensees and selected representatives of other companies involved in nuclear technologies are members of the NEI board of directors. Members of the board and its Executive Committee typically serve three-year terms, and officers are elected annually.
 

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The Nuclear Energy Institute is the nuclear energy industry’s policy organization. This news release and additional information about nuclear energy are available on NEI’s Internet site at http://www.nei.org.



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