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Press release from CNW Group

Aecon named one of Canada's Best Employers for fourth year

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Aecon named one of Canada's Best Employers for fourth year19:38 EDT Thursday, October 28, 2010TORONTO, Oct. 28 /CNW/ - Aecon Group Inc. (TSX: ARE) announced today that it has been named one of the Best Employers in Canada for 2011 in an annual study managed by Hewitt Associates, and published in Maclean's magazine.This is Aecon's fourth consecutive year on the Best Employerslist, considered to be the premier recognition for top employers in Canada.  The list is a direct result of employee responses to a confidential opinion survey conducted by Hewitt, and responses by company executives to a separate series of questions."We are thrilled to be named one of the Best Employersin Canada for the fourth year running," said Scott Balfour, President of Aecon Group Inc. "Attracting and developing the best and brightest in the business is the most important of our core strategic priorities, and a key area of focus and investment over the past five years. Being recognized, once again, as one of the Best Employers in Canada is an indication that we are on the right track."Aecon Group Inc. is Canada's largest, publicly traded construction and infrastructure development company. Aecon and its subsidiaries provide services to private and public sector clients throughout Canada and on a selected basis internationally. Aecon is pleased to be recognized as one of the Best Employers in Canada as published by Maclean's magazine.%SEDAR: 00004778EFFor further information: Mitch Patten Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs Aecon Group Inc. (416) 436-2803 aecon@aecon.com www.aecon.com