FGL Sold to United Heavy Machinery

Friday, May 24, 2002
United Heavy B.V., a division of United Heavy Machinery, has purchased the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering business unit Friede & Goldman Ltd. (FGL) from Friede Goldman Halter, Inc. for a sum of $15 million. “We are pleased with the outcome of this auction,” said Jack Stone, president and CEO of Friede Goldman Halter. “The competitive bidding for FGL shows the level of confidence the marketplace has in the products and services offered by Friede & Goldman Ltd. and in its future.” “The sale of Friede & Goldman Ltd. is positive for the estate and the terms of the agreement provide continued access to the FGL design technology for Friede Goldman Offshore which should prove beneficial to both companies going forward.” said Ron Schnoor, President of Friede Goldman Offshore.

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