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AES' Acquisition of DP&L Approved by Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

Nov 22, 2011

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Nov. 22, 2011-- The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) today announced that it has received approval from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) for its acquisition of DPL Inc. (NYSE: DPL). The companies filed their merger application with the PUCO on May 18, 2011, and filed a settlement agreement with all parties to the application on October 26, 2011.

“The acquisition of DP&L demonstrates AES' commitment to the Midwest markets and communities, and Ohio in particular,” said Andrés Gluski, AESPresident and Chief Executive Officer.

The merger application and settlement were supported by the Staff of the PUCO, the City of Dayton, The Ohio Hospital Association (OHA), Ohio Partnersfor Affordable Energy (OPAE), Industrial Energy-Users-Ohio, OMA Energy Group and the Ohio Energy Group.

“With the final approval in place, we can now turn our focus on closing the transaction and integrating DP&L into the AES family of businesses,” said Andrew Vesey , AES Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer,Global Utilities. “We look forward to working with PUCO as we continue to deliver excellent service to Dayton and its surrounding communities.”

The transaction is expected to close as early as November 28, 2011.

About AES

The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 200 global power company with generation and distribution businesses. Through our diverse portfolio of thermal and renewable fuel sources, we provide affordable and sustainable energy to 27 countries. Our workforce of 29,000 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world's changing power needs. Our 2010 revenues were $16 billion and we own and manage $41 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit

About DPL

DPL Inc. (NYSE: DPL) is a regional energy company. DPL’s principal subsidiaries include The Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L); DPL Energy, LLC(DPLE); and DPL Energy Resources, Inc. (DPLER), which also does business as DP&L Energy. The Dayton Power and Light Company, a regulated electric utility, provides service to over 500,000 retail customers in West Central Ohio; DPLE engages in the operation of merchant peaking generation facilities; and DPLER is a competitive retail electric supplier in Ohio. DPL, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates approximately 3,800 megawatts of generation capacity, of which 2,800 megawatts are coal-fired units and 1,000 megawatts are natural gas and diesel peaking units. Further information can be found at

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This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those related to future earnings, growth and financial and operating performance. Forward-looking statements are not intended to be a guarantee of future results, but instead constitute AES’ current expectations based on reasonable assumptions. Forecasted financial information is based on certain material assumptions. These assumptions include, but are not limited to, our accurate projections of future interest rates, commodity price and foreign currency pricing, continued normal levels of operating performance and electricity volume at our distribution companies and operational performance at our generation businesses consistent with historical levels, as well as achievements of planned productivity improvements and incremental growth investments at normalized investment levels and rates of return consistent with prior experience. Additional assumptions include those listed in this release and our general ability to finance and close the transaction with DPL at rates of return consistent with our projections.

Actual results could differ materially from those projected in our forward-looking statements due to risks, uncertainties and other factors including without limitation, risks and uncertainties arising from the possibility that the closing of the transaction may be delayed or may not occur; difficulties with the integration process or the realization of the benefits of the transaction; general economic conditions in the regions and industries in which AES and DPL operate; and litigation or regulatory matters involving antitrust and other issues that could affect the closing of the transaction. Important factors that could affect actual results are discussed in AES’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, the risks discussed under Item 1A “Risk Factors” in AES’ 2010 Annual Report on Form 10-K and the Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 andSeptember 30, 2011. Readers are encouraged to read AES’ filings to learn more about the risk factors associated with AES’ business. AES undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Any Stockholder who desires a copy of the Company’s 2010 Annual Report on Form 10-K dated on or about February 25, 2011 with the SEC may obtain a copy (excluding Exhibits) without charge by addressing a request to theOffice of the Corporate Secretary, The AES Corporation, 4300 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22203. Exhibits also may be requested, but a charge equal to the reproduction cost thereof will be made. A copy of the Form 10-K may be obtained by visiting the Company’s website at

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