ENGlobal Receives $6 Million Extension to Contract Award, $275 Million in Pending Proposals Await Customer Decisions

Houston, Sept. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ENGlobal (NASDAQ:ENG), a leading provider of engineered modular systems and automation solutions, today reported it has received an extension valued at $6 million to perform additional work on a project that was initiated and announced in October of last year.   ENGlobal has been engaged to provide process analytical engineering and related support services to assist in the restart of an idled oil refinery and terminal into a fully functioning and environmentally compliant facility.  The Company’s awards to date on this restart project now total approximately $12 million, and the extension announced today is expected to be performed over the next six months.

ENGlobal has been called upon to execute the first of its customer’s multiple phase plan – featuring a thorough upgrade to the analytical and instrumentation equipment at the refinery and terminal.   Specifically, this work requires that ENGlobal provide home office engineering, detailed design, material procurement and an on-site installation and commissioning staff.   The additional phases are expected to require similar services that will be performed in different areas of the facility until the refinery and terminal is successfully restarted and fully functional.

 “We sincerely thank our valued customer for their confidence in our abilities and performance to date, as demonstrated by this extension of our services,” said Chairman and CEO William A. Coskey, P.E.  “We are committed to providing excellent resources and successfully meeting the time critical schedule for restarting this facility.”

Mr. Coskey continued, “ENGlobal continues to seek out internal growth - to scale up our business through a focus on executing larger scopes of work.   We are making progress on our modular systems strategy and have been successful in identifying and bidding numerous larger opportunities.  In support of this point, we overall now have $275 million of proposals outstanding that are awaiting customer decisions.

“Winning even a moderate portion of these proposals, particularly those of larger value, could have a significant positive effect on ENGlobal’s revenue growth and financial performance going forward,” said the CEO.

About ENGlobal

ENGlobal (NASDAQ: ENG) is a leading provider of engineered modular solutions to the energy sector throughout the United States and internationally. ENGlobal operates through two business segments: Automation and Engineering. ENGlobal's Automation segment provides services related to the design, integration and implementation of process distributed control and analyzer systems, advanced automated data gathering systems and information technology. Within the Automation segment, ENGlobal's Government Services group provides engineering, design, installation and operation and maintenance of various government, public sector and international facilities, and specializes in the turnkey installation and maintenance of automation and instrumentation systems for the U.S. Defense industry worldwide. The Engineering segment provides multi-disciplined engineering services relating to the development, management and execution of projects requiring professional engineering and related project management services. Further information about the Company and its businesses is available at www.ENGlobal.com.

Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements

The statements above regarding the Company's expectations regarding its operations and certain other matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws and are subject to risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: (1) our ability to identify, evaluate, and complete any strategic alternative in connection with our review of strategic alternatives; (2) the impact of the announcement of our review of strategic alternatives on our business, including our financial and operating results, or our employees, suppliers and customers; (3) our ability to increase our revenue and profitability; (4) our ability to realize project awards or contracts on our pending proposals, and the timing, scope and amount of any related awards or contracts; (5) the effect of economic downturns and the volatility and level of oil and natural gas prices; (6) our ability to retain existing customers and attract new customers; (7) our ability to accurately estimate the overall risks, revenue or costs on a contract; (8) the risk of providing services in excess of original project scope without having an approved change order; (9) our ability to execute our expansion into the modular solutions market and to execute our updated business growth strategy to position the Company as a leading provider of higher value industrial automation and Industrial Internet of Things services to its customer base; (10) our ability to attract and retain key professional personnel; (11) our ability to fund our operations and grow our business utilizing cash on hand, internally generated funds and other working capital; (12) our ability to obtain additional financing, including pursuant to a new credit facility, when needed: (13) our dependence on one or a few customers; (14) the risks of internal system failures of our information technology systems, whether caused by us, third-party service providers, intruders or hackers, computer viruses, malicious code, cyber-attacks, phishing and other cyber security problems, natural disasters, power shortages or terrorist attacks; (15) our ability to realize revenue projected in our backlog and our ability to collect accounts receivable and process accounts payable in a timely manner; (16) the uncertainties related to the U.S. Government's budgetary process and their effects on our long-term U.S. Government contracts; (17) the risk of unexpected liability claims or poor safety performance; (18) our ability to identify, consummate and integrate potential acquisitions; (19) our reliance on third-party subcontractors and equipment manufacturers; (20) our ability to satisfy the continued listing standards of NASDAQ with respect to our common stock or to cure any continued listing standard deficiency with respect thereto; and (21) the effect of changes in laws and regulations, including U.S. tax laws, with which the Company must comply and the associated cost of compliance with such laws and regulations. Actual results and the timing of certain events could differ materially from those projected in or contemplated by the forward-looking statements due to a number of factors detailed from time to time in ENGlobal's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, reference is hereby made to cautionary statements set forth in the Company's most recent reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q, and other SEC filings.

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