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AES COO, Global Utilities & Executive Vice President, Andrew Vesey, to Present at 2012 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Power & Gas Leaders Conference

Thursday, September 20, 2012

AES COO, Global Utilities & Executive Vice President, Andrew Vesey, to Present at 2012 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Power & Gas Leaders Conference08:00 EDT Thursday, September 20, 2012 ARLINGTON, Va. (Business Wire) -- Andrew Vesey, Chief Operating Officer, Global Utilities and Executive Vice President of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), will address the 2012 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Power and Gas Leaders Conference on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 9:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). There will be a formal presentation and question and answer session. It will be open to the media and the public in listen-only mode by webcast. Interested parties may access the webcast of the presentation materials on the AES website at www.aes.com beginning on September 20, 2012. From time to time, the Company posts new and/or revised materials on its website, and anticipates doing so in connection with this media event. A webcast replay will be accessible at www.aes.com beginning shortly after the completion of the presentation. About AES The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 200 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 27 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce of 27,000 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world's changing power needs. Our 2011 revenues were $17 billion and we own and manage $45 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com. 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, including, but not limited to, the risks discussed under Item 1A “Risk Factors” in AES' 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K. 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 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K dated on or about February 24, 2012 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. The AES CorporationInvestor Contact:Ahmed Pasha, 703-682-6451orMedia Contact:Rich Bulger, 703-682-6318