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AES Named to BusinessWeek's 2009 "BW 50" List

Apr 08, 2009
Editors Cite Strong Performance in Tough Economy and Continued Expansion Into Renewables as Factors

ARLINGTON, Va., Apr 08, 2009 -- The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES), the global power company, announced that it was named to BusinessWeek's "BW 50" for 2009. The April 6, 2009 issue recognized the best performers from the S&P 500. This was the first time that AES was named to the list and came in at 48 in the 13th annual "BW 50" list.

The magazine credits AES's growth strategy of building power plants in emerging markets and expansion into green technology, with wind and solar projects among the fastest growing areas. AES was one of just four utilities named to the "BW 50" list.

"Being named to the 'BW 50' for our performance in challenging economic times is a testament to the resiliency of our business model," said Paul Hanrahan, President and Chief Executive Officer of AES.

AES has generation and distribution companies in 29 countries, using a diverse portfolio of fuel sources. Last year AES increased its global operating wind capacity to 1,200 MW and formed AES Solar Energy, a venture with Riverstone Holdings LLC, which brought 24 MW of photovoltaic projects online in Spain. In 2008 AES's revenues increased to $16.1 billion and net income was $1.2 billion.

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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 safely provide affordable and sustainable energy to 29 countries. Our workforce of 25,000 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world's changing power needs. Our 2008 revenues were $16 billion and we manage more than $35 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit

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