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McDermott and CB&I merger to proceed ahead of schedule

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McDermott International, Inc. have announced that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, with respect to their proposed combination.

As previously announced on 18 December 2017, McDermott and CB&I have agreed to combine in an all-stock transaction to create a premier fully vertically integrated onshore-offshore company with an enterprise value of approximately US$6 billion.

Under the terms of the proposed combination, upon completion, McDermott stockholders will own approximately 53% of the combined company on a fully diluted basis and CB&I shareholders will own approximately 47%.

The combination remains subject to regulatory clearance in Russia, approval by McDermott's and CB&I's shareholders, completion of financing and other closing conditions.

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