Stone Chosen to Lead FGH Comeback

Monday, April 08, 2002
Friede Goldman Halter, Inc. (FGH) announced late last week the resignation John Alford as President and Chief Executive Officer of Friede Goldman Halter. Mr. Alford has served in that capacity since August 2000. The Board of Directors has elected Mr. Jack R. Stone, Jr., currently serving as the Chief Restructuring Advisor to FGH, to the additional post of President and CEO effective April 5, 2002. Mr. Stone, a principal of Glass & Associates, Inc., a nationally prominent management-consulting firm, has been advising the Board of Directors since October 2001 on restructuring matters. As previous announced, FGH has filed a Plan of Reorganization which, if approved, anticipates the unsecured creditors will receive a majority of the ownership of the reorganized Friede Goldman Offshore and reorganized Halter Marine. The plan presently provides no recovery for the current equity security holders of the company.

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