IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) today announced the closing of its previously announced offering of $500 million in aggregate principal amount of 3.500% senior unsecured notes due 2024.
“Our ability to issue attractively priced senior notes and initiate a $1 billion share repurchase program while maintaining our strong credit rating demonstrates Fluor’s strong financial position,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David Seaton. “We will continue to strive to enhance shareholder value while maintaining a sound capital structure.”
The senior unsecured notes offering was made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement (including a base prospectus) that the Company has on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The offering was made only by means of a prospectus supplement and the base prospectus. A copy of the prospectus supplement and the base prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained by contacting Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated at 1-800-294-1322 or firstname.lastname@example.org, by contacting BNP Paribas Securities Corp. at 1-800-854-5674, or by visiting the SEC website at www.sec.gov.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the notes or any other securities, nor shall there be any sale of the notes or any other securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
About Fluor Corporation
Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) is a global engineering and construction firm that designs and builds some of the world's most complex projects. The company creates and delivers innovative solutions for its clients in engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, maintenance and project management on a global basis. For more than a century, Fluor has served clients in the energy, chemicals, government, industrial, infrastructure, mining and power market sectors. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor ranks 109 on the FORTUNE 500 list. With more than 40,000 employees worldwide, the company's revenue for 2013 was $27.4 billion.
This release may contain forward-looking statements (including without limitation statements to the effect that the Company or its management "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "plans" or other similar expressions). These forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the notes offering and the use of proceeds of the notes offering, are based on current management expectations and involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially as a result of a number of factors, including, among other things, difficulties or delays incurred in the execution of contracts, resulting in cost overruns or liabilities, including those caused by the performance of the Company’s clients, subcontractors, suppliers and joint venture or teaming partners; intense competition in the global engineering, procurement and construction industry, which can place downward pressure on the Company’s contract prices and profit margins; the Company's failure to receive anticipated new contract awards and the related impacts on revenues, earnings, staffing levels and costs; the cyclical nature of many of the markets the Company serves, including the Company’s commodity-based business lines, and the Company’s vulnerability to downturns; failure to obtain favorable results in existing or future litigation or dispute resolution proceedings; current economic conditions affecting our clients, partners, subcontractors and suppliers, which may result in decreased capital investment or expenditures by the Company’s clients or may increase costs or delay project schedules; client cancellations of, or scope adjustments to, existing contracts, and the related impacts on staffing levels and cost; foreign economic and political uncertainties that could lead to project disruptions, increased costs and potential losses; international security risks; delays or defaults in client payments; failure to meet timely completion or performance standards that could result in higher costs, reduced profits or, in some cases, losses on projects; liabilities arising from faulty services; the impact of anti-bribery and international trade laws and regulations; risks or uncertainties associated with events outside of our control, such as the effects of severe weather, which may result in project delays, increased costs, liabilities or losses on projects; the potential impact of certain tax matters including, but not limited to, those from foreign operations and ongoing audits by tax authorities; possible information technology interruptions or inability to protect intellectual property; foreign exchange risks; failure to maintain safe worksites; the impact of environmental, health and safety regulations or other laws; possible limitations on bonding or letter of credit capacity; the Company’s ability to secure appropriate insurance; the availability of credit and restrictions imposed by credit facilities, both for the Company and our clients, suppliers, subcontractors or other partners; and risks or uncertainties associated with acquisitions, dispositions and investments. Caution must be exercised in relying on these and other forward-looking statements. Due to known and unknown risks, the Company’s results may differ materially from its expectations and projections.
Additional information concerning these and other factors can be found in press releases as well as the Company's public periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the discussion under the heading "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in the Company's Form 10-K filed on February 18, 2014. Such filings are available either publicly or upon request from Fluor's Investor Relations Department: (469) 398-7220. The Company disclaims any intent or obligation other than as required by law to update its forward-looking statements in light of new information or future events.