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MasTec Announces Large Project 2018 Pipeline Construction Award

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MasTec, Inc. (NYSE: MTZ) today announced that it has been awarded a large project pipeline construction award with an expected contract value of over $1.5 billion. Construction activity for this U.S. based award is expected to commence in 2018.

Jose Mas, MasTec's Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are pleased to announce this large project award and continue to see significant multi-year opportunities for large pipeline construction project activity in the U.S. We remain highly confident in our previously indicated expectation that our year-end 2017 Oil & Gas segment backlog will approach or exceed our year end 2016 levels. We will provide further information regarding activity in the U.S. large project pipeline market, which includes recent Oil & Gas awards aggregating nearly $2 billion, during our third quarter 2017 earnings conference call in early November."  

MasTec, Inc. is a leading infrastructure construction company operating mainly throughout North America across a range of industries.  The Company's primary activities include the engineering, building, installation, maintenance and upgrade of communications, energy and utility infrastructure, such as: wireless, wireline/fiber, satellite communications and customer fulfillment activities; petroleum and natural gas pipeline infrastructure; electrical utility transmission and distribution; power generation; and industrial infrastructure.  MasTec's customers are primarily in these industries.  The Company's corporate website is located at www.mastec.com.  The Company's website should be considered as a recognized channel of distribution, and the Company may periodically post important, or supplemental, information regarding contracts, awards or other related news on the Presentations/Webcasts page in the Investors section therein. 

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and assumptions, including trends in oil, natural gas, electricity and other energy source prices;  volatility in capital expenditures by our customers, financing availability and cost, customer consolidation and technological and regulatory changes in the industries we serve; our ability to accurately estimate the costs associated with our fixed price and other contracts, including any material changes in estimates for completion of projects, and performance on such projects; our ability to manage projects effectively and in accordance with our estimates;  the effect of economic conditions on demand for our services; market conditions, technological developments and regulatory changes that affect us or our customers' industries; the highly competitive nature of our industry; risks related to our strategic arrangements, including our cost and equity investees;  fluctuations in foreign currencies; risks associated with operating in or expanding into additional international markets, which could restrict our ability to expand globally and harm our business and prospects or any failure to comply with laws applicable to our foreign activities; customer disputes related to our performance of services; disputes with, or failures of, our subcontractors to deliver agreed-upon supplies or services in a timely fashion; any material changes in estimates for legal costs or case settlements or adverse determinations on any claim, lawsuit or proceeding; our ability to replace non-recurring projects with new projects; the timing and extent of fluctuations in geographic, weather, equipment and operational factors affecting the industries in which we operate; our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, key management and skilled employees, including from acquired businesses, and our ability to enforce any noncompetition agreements, integrate acquired businesses within expected timeframes and achieve the revenue, cost savings and earnings levels from such acquisitions at or above the levels projected, including the risk of potential asset impairment charges, including write-downs of goodwill; any exposure related to divested businesses; any exposure resulting from system or information technology interruptions or data security breaches; risks related to the restatement of certain of our fiscal year 2014 interim financial statements; the impact of U.S. federal, local or state tax legislation and other regulations affecting corporate income taxes, as well as, those affecting renewable energy, electricity prices, electrical transmission, oil and gas production, broadband and related projects and expenditures; the effect of state and federal regulatory initiatives, including costs of compliance with existing and future environmental requirements; increases in fuel, maintenance, materials, labor and other costs; our dependence on a limited number of customers; the ability of our customers, including our largest customers, to terminate or reduce the amount of work, or in some cases, the prices paid for services on short or no notice under our contracts; the impact of any unionized workforce on our operations, including labor availability and relations; liabilities associated with multi-employer pension plans, including underfunding and withdrawal liabilities, for our operations that employ unionized workers; the adequacy of our insurance, legal and other reserves and allowances for doubtful accounts; restrictions imposed by our credit facility, senior notes, and any future loans or securities; our ability to obtain performance and surety bonds; the outcome of our plans for future operations, growth and services, including business development efforts, backlog, acquisitions and dispositions; any dilution or stock price volatility that shareholders may experience in connection with shares we may issue as consideration for earn-out obligations or as purchase consideration in connection with past or future acquisitions, or other stock issuances; as well as other risks detailed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ significantly from results expressed or implied in these statements. We do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements.

 

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SOURCE MasTec, Inc.

J. Marc Lewis, Vice President-Investor Relations, 305-406-1815, 305-406-1886 fax, marc.lewis@mastec.com