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AES Board of Directors Appoints Kristina M. Johnson to Board

Jan 18, 2011

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan 18, 2011 -- The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) announced today that Dr. Kristina M. Johnson has rejoined the AES Board of Directors to serve as an independent director, effective January 13, 2011. Dr. Johnson is a member of the Compensation Committee and the AES Technology Advisory Council.

Dr. Johnson previously served on the AES Board from April 2004 until April 2009, when she was nominated to serve as Under Secretary of Energy for the Department of Energy, a position she held until late last year.

"We are pleased to welcome Kristina back to the AES Board," said Phillip Odeen, Chairman of the Board of AES. "With her experience as an educator, entrepreneur and engineer, as well as her recent service to our country as a policy-maker with the Department of Energy, we will benefit from her valuable perspective."

Prior to her appointment as Under Secretary for the Department of Energy, Dr. Johnson was Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at The Johns Hopkins University. Previously she served as Dean of the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. Earlier in her career, Dr. Johnson was a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Colorado and was also a co-founder and Director of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Optoelectronic Computing Systems. Dr. Johnson has been recognized with numerous awards throughout her distinguished career, including the John Fritz Medal, which is widely considered the highest award in the engineering profession. She received her BS with distinction, MS and PhD from Stanford University in Electrical Engineering.

About The AES Corporation

The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 500 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 29 countries. Our workforce of 27,000 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world's changing power needs. Our 2009 revenues were $14 billion and we own and manage $40 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit

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