Willbros Names Randy Harl President and Chief Operating Officer

Willbros Group says that Robert R. (Randy) Harl, 55, has been named President and Chief Operating Officer and also a member of the Board of Directors of the Company. Mr. Harl, a former Chairman, President and CEO of the engineering and construction firm Kellogg Brown & Root ("KBR"), has over 30 years experience in various management and officer positions at KBR and its subsidiaries. Having served as President of several of the Brown & Root business units, Mr. Harl's experience includes executive management responsibilities for units serving both upstream and downstream oil and gas sectors as well as the power, government, and infrastructure sectors.

Michael F. Curran, Chairman and CEO, said, "Randy Harl has extensive engineering and construction company management experience and has the industry knowledge and management skills to lead Willbros forward in this promising global energy services market. We are confident that he can make a difference as the Company continues to seek structural and operating improvements."

Willbros Group, Inc. is an independent contractor serving the oil, gas and power industries, providing engineering and construction, and facilities development and operations services to industry and government entities worldwide.