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January 14, 2014
08:07 EDTDD, KBRKBR announces EPCM MSA with DuPont
KBR (KBR) announced it has been awarded a five-year Master Services Agreement, or MSA, with DuPont Engineering (DD) to provide engineering, procurement and construction management, or EPCM, services for most DuPont facilities in the U.S. and Mexico. Expected revenue from the first year of the undisclosed contract value will be included in the Hydrocarbons segment's backlog of unfilled orders in Q4. The balance of the contract value will be added to backlog during the life of the agreement. This contract extends the long-standing EPCM services support of DuPont facilities in the U.S. Northeast region to now include the entire U.S. region and Mexico. In combination with the recently awarded industrial services contract, KBR will now provide comprehensive engineering, procurement, construction management, and continuous construction and maintenance services for most DuPont manufacturing sites in the USA. As part of this expanded relationship, KBR will open a new office in Charleston, WV.
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December 19, 2014
09:50 EDTDDDuPont appears poised for proxy fight with shareholder Trian, CNBC's Faber says
December 18, 2014
16:30 EDTDDDuPont to record pre-tax charge to earnings of about $315M in Q4
In connection with the redesign initiative, which remains on track, DuPont will record a pre-tax charge to earnings of about $315M in Q4, comprising approximately $160M of employee separation costs, $140M of asset related charges and $15M of contract termination costs. The actions related to Q4 charge are expected to be substantially complete by mid-2016 and will result in future cash payments of approximately $175M, primarily related to the payment of severance and related benefits. Savings from the redesign initiative will include the elimination of stranded costs associated with Chemours and savings realized following the separation. As disclosed on June 26, the redesign initiative is expected to contribute at least $1B in savings and DuPont will continue to identify additional areas of productivity across the organization.
16:28 EDTDDDuPont announces restructuring, spinoff of chemicals company
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16:26 EDTDDDuPont announces restructuring, spinoff of chemicals company
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December 17, 2014
11:01 EDTKBRBalyasny Asset reports 5.57% passive stake in KBR
December 11, 2014
09:24 EDTKBRKBR says looks to reduce annual operating expenses by $200M by 2016
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08:08 EDTKBRKBR sees pre-tax charge of $800M-$1B related to restructuring
Effective December 31, 2014, KBR, Inc. will be reorganized into three new businesses. The actions are expected to strengthen KBR's balance sheet by addressing and exiting under-performing and non-strategic businesses. The company expects to realize annual operating cost savings of $200M by 2016, but anticipate taking a pre-tax charge ranging from $800M-$1B, the majority of which will be non-cash. The company currently has a cash balance of approximately $1B and has received approval from its lenders to amend its credit facility for the impact of the anticipated charge.
08:06 EDTKBRKBR to divest or exit several non-strategic businesses
KBR announced the results of a major Strategic Review which will see the company become a more streamlined, empowered and accountable global organization. Effective December 31, 2014, KBR, Inc. will be reorganized into three new businesses that will focus on core strengths in consulting, technology, engineering and construction and government services: Technology & Consulting combines all proprietary KBR technologies, knowledge-based services and KBR companies Granherne, Energo and GVA under one customer-facing global business to provide licensed technologies and consulting services to the oil and gas value chain, for wellhead to crude refining and to specialty chemicals production. In addition to sharing many of the same customers, these businesses share their approach of early and continuous involvement to deliver the most optimal solution to meet the customer's objectives through early planning and scope definition, advanced technologies and project lifetime support. This focus allows early customer engagement and continuity through to full project delivery; Engineering & Construction is KBR's project delivery business. It will leverage our operational and technical excellence as a global provider of engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and maintenance for oil and gas, refining, petrochemicals, chemicals and industrial customers. Through a regional structure, E&C has been designed to be closer to its customers and capable to execute global project delivery on a consistent basis throughout the world; Government Services will focus on long-term services contracts with annuity streams particularly for the United Kingdom, Australian and United States governments. KBR functions at a corporate level will be streamlined. This will result in a lean corporate office with responsibility for strategy and governance. As a result of this Strategic Review, KBR will be divesting or exiting the following non-strategic businesses as it works to streamline global operations and drive efficiency with a goal of reducing annual operating costs of at least $200M by 2016: Fixed Price EPC Power; Fixed Price EPC Infrastructure and U.S. Minerals; Building Group; and Fixed Price, stand-alone Construction. In addition, options for Canadian module fabrication and U.S. military deployed operations support businesses are still under consideration.
December 10, 2014
12:04 EDTDDUSDA lowers 2014/15 soybean ending stock forecast
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08:27 EDTDDDuPont to sell DuPont Performance Polymers to Denka Performance Elastomer
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07:56 EDTDDUBS to hold a conference
Agriculture Investor Day is being held in Chicago on December 10.
07:40 EDTDDBofA/Merrill to hold a conference
2014 U.S. Basic Materials Conference is being held in Boston on December 10-11.
December 8, 2014
12:00 EDTKBRKBR to host investor meeting
Investor meeting to be held in New York on December 11 at 9 am. Webcast Link

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