Aecon awarded three-year $120 million utilities contract from Bell Canada



    TORONTO, Feb. 19 /CNW/ - Aecon Group Inc. (TSX: ARE) today announced that
its Infrastructure Division has been awarded a three-year contract totalling
approximately $120 million by Bell Canada with an option to extend for an
additional year.
    Under the terms of the contract, Aecon will install Bell Canada's
underground structures such as manholes and duct structures, and will provide
trenching and directional boring services across Ontario. It also includes the
installation of Bell Canada's outside plant equipment cabinets, pedestals and
walk-in-cabinets.
    Aecon has additional contracts with Bell Canada for outside plant
maintenance and buried service wires, as well as contracts for cable splicing
and line work. Also, Aecon has contracts with Bell ExpressVu for satellite
dish installation in Ontario and Western Canada and has contracts in Ontario
for cable locate services. Aecon Buildings is also currently constructing Bell
Canada's corporate office building at its existing Creekbank Campus in
Mississauga.
    "We are very pleased to work with Bell Canada, the largest and longest
established telecommunications company in Canada," said Teri McKibbon, CEO of
Aecon's Infrastructure Group. "Aecon has worked with Bell for over 40 years
and we look forward to building upon on our strong relationship."

    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
internationally. Aecon is pleased to be recognized as one of the 50 Best
Employers in Canada as published by Report on Business Magazine.

    The information in this news release includes certain forward-looking
statements. These statements are based upon assumptions that are subject to
significant risks and uncertainties which are generally described in Section
3.2 "Risk Factors" of Aecon's Annual Information Form available on SEDAR at
www.sedar.com. Although Aecon believes that the expectations reflected in
forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that the
expectations of any forward-looking statements will prove to be correct.

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For further information:

For further information: Mitch Patten, Vice President, Corporate
Affairs, Aecon Group Inc., (416) 297-2615, aecon@aecon.com, www.aecon.com


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