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AES Named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America for the Second Year in a Row

Sep 16, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America for the second year in a row.

The DJSI is based on the Corporate Sustainability Assessment conducted by RobecoSAM. The annual assessment determines which companies are better equipped to respond to emerging opportunities and risks resulting from global sustainability trends.

“Sustainability is very important to AES and we’re pleased to once again be recognized by DJSI and RobecoSAM, for our sustainability efforts,” said Andrés Gluski, AES President and Chief Executive Officer. “Improving lives in the communities where our businesses operate has always been a part of AES’ values and mission. We are committed to providing infrastructure solutions that support a sustainable social, economic and environmental future.”

For the first time this year, AES’ subsidiary in Chile, AES Gener, participated in RobecoSAM’s annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment. AES Gener received the highest rating among all electric utilities for the Environmental Policy/Management System category.

About AES

The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 200 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 18 countries through a diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce of 18,500 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. AES’ 2014 revenues were $17 billion, and we own and manage $39 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com. Follow AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.

Safe Harbor Disclosure

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.

Actual results could differ materially from those projected in our forward-looking statements due to risks, uncertainties and other factors. Important factors that could affect actual results are discussed in AES’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including, but not limited to, the risks discussed under Item 1A “Risk Factors” and Item 7: Management’s Discussion & Analysis in AES’ 2014 Annual Report on Form 10-K and in subsequent reports filed with the SEC. 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 2014 Annual Report on Form 10-K dated on or about February 25, 2015 with the SEC may obtain a copy (excluding Exhibits) without charge by addressing a request to the Office 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 www.aes.com.

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