Friede Goldman Halter, Inc. announced that it has not made the semi-annual interest payment on its outstanding 4 1/2% convertible subordinated notes due 2004. The company plans to make this interest payment within the 30-day grace period provided under the indenture relating to the notes.
Friede Goldman Halter is a world leader in the design and manufacture of equipment for the maritime and offshore energy industries. Its operating units are Friede Goldman Offshore
(construction, upgrade and repair of drilling units, mobile production units and offshore construction equipment); Halter Marine (construction of vessels for commercial and governmental markets); FGH Engineered Products (design and manufacture of cranes, winches, mooring systems and other types of marine equipment); and Friede & Goldman Ltd. (naval architecture and marine engineering).