OAK BROOK, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (NASDAQ: GLDD) (“Great Lakes” or the “Company”) today announced that it intends to offer up to $25 million in aggregate principal amount of 7.375% Senior Notes due 2019 (the “Notes”). The Notes, if issued, would be senior unsecured obligations of the Company and its subsidiaries that guarantee the Notes. Each of the Company’s existing and future wholly owned domestic subsidiaries that guarantees its senior secured revolving credit facility would unconditionally guarantee the Notes. The Notes are expected to constitute a further issuance of and be consolidated and form a single series with the Company’s previously issued 7.375% Senior Notes due 2019 in the aggregate principal amount of $250,000,000 (the “Outstanding Notes”), except that (i) the Notes will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and will have transfer restrictions, registration rights and rights to special interest that are not applicable to the Outstanding Notes and (ii) the Notes will have a separate CUSIP number from that of the Outstanding Notes.

Great Lakes intends to use the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes to repay indebtedness incurred under its senior secured revolving credit facility in connection with the recently announced acquisition of Magnus Pacific Corporation, and for general corporate purposes.

The offering will be made to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A and to certain persons outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S, each under the Securities Act.

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