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AES Named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America and Ranked in the Top Quartile for Sustainability

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The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America for the first time ever and was ranked in the top quartile for sustainability among all electric utilities assessed by RobecoSAM.

The Corporate Sustainability Assessment carried out by RobecoSAM serves as the basis for the construction of the DJSI, and determines companies that are better equipped to identify and respond to emerging opportunities and risks resulting from global sustainability trends. Companies are assessed based on their economic, environmental and social performance.

“AES has a long history of improving lives by providing safe, reliable and sustainable energy solutions, as well as making a lasting difference in the communities we serve,” said Andr’es Gluski, AES President and Chief Executive Officer. “I am proud that AES’ efforts have been recognized by DJSI and RobecoSAM, world leaders focused on sustainable investing and tracking those companies that are most concerned about sustainability.”

About AES

The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) is a Fortune 200 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 20 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce of 17,800 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. Our 2013 revenues were $16 billion and we own and manage $40 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. Forward-looking statements are not intended to be a guarantee of future results, but instead constitute AES’ current expectations based on reasonable assumptions.

Actual results could differ materially from those projected in AES’ forward-looking statements due to risks, uncertainties and other factors. Important factors that could affect actual results are discussed in the Tender Offer Materials related to the Tender Offers and AES’ filings with the SEC, including, but not limited to, the risks discussed under Item 1A “Risk Factors” and Item 7 “Management’s Discussion & Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in AES’ 2013 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.

Anyone who desires a copy of AES’ 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K dated February 26, 2014 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.

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