September 19, 2018 - 8:00 AM EDT
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AES Named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America for Fifth Consecutive Year

ARLINGTON, Va.

The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America for the fifth consecutive year. AES is one of only four electric utilities in the index and ranked in the 75th percentile (top quartile), outperforming the industry average in total score, as well as the economic, environmental and social categories. The Company also received best in class scores in policy influence, innovation management, environmental reporting and water related risks.

“We are pleased that our sustainability practices have been recognized as top quartile by DJSI and RobecoSAM,” said Andrés Gluski, AES President and Chief Executive Officer. “AES’ mission is to improve lives by accelerating a safer and greener energy future. To that end, we have made significant progress over the past 18 months, with the addition of 2.7 GW of natural gas and renewable generation, coupled with the sale or retirement of 4.5 GW of coal-fired generation, and our on-going commitment to a wide range of social, economic and environmental initiatives.”

AES’ subsidiary in Chile, AES Gener, was also ranked in the DJSI Chile Index for the fourth year in a row and received best in class scores in environmental policy and management systems, and corporate citizenship and philanthropy.

The DJSI rankings are 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.

About AES

The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 500 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 15 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. Our 2017 revenues were $11 billion and we own and manage $33 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com. Follow AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.

AES 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’ 2017 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 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K dated on or about February 26, 2018 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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Source: Business Wire (September 19, 2018 - 8:00 AM EDT)

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