NEW YORK, May 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of KBR, Inc. ("KBR" or the "Company") (CUSIP: 48242W106). Investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-476-6529, ext. 237.
The investigation concerns whether KBR and certain of its officers and/or directors have violated Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
On May 5, 2014, Company announced in a press release that the Audit Committee of the Company's Board of Directors has concluded that KBR's previously issued consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2013, should no longer be relied upon and required restatement. KBR determined that the estimated costs to complete seven Canadian pipe fabrication and module assembly contracts that were awarded during 2012-2013 will result in pre-tax charges of more than $150 million, including the reversal of $23 million in previously recognized pre-tax profits and the recognition of approximately $135 million in pre-tax estimated losses at completion.
On this news, shares of KBR fell $1.61, or more than 6.23%, on intraday trading to $24.23, on unusually heavy trading volume, on May 5, 2014.
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