Aecon confirms completion of second quarter 2008 financial results conference call



    TORONTO, Aug. 6 /CNW/ - Aecon Group Inc. (TSX: ARE) confirmed the
completion of today's conference call to discuss Aecon's 2008 second quarter
financial results. John M. Beck, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and
Scott Balfour, President and Chief Financial Officer, hosted the call.
    For those who were unable to attend the live call, a replay of the call
will be available from 12:30 p.m. on August 6, 2008, until midnight on 
August 13, 2008. The replay may be accessed by dialling 1-800-558-5253 or
416-626-4100 and entering the pass code of 21389955, followed by the number
sign.

    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 discussed in greater detail in
the section entitled "Risk Factors and Uncertainties" in Management's
Discussion and Analysis of operating results and Financial Condition for the
year ended December 31, 2007 filed 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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