AECL Announces Senior Management Appointments

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 4 /CNW/ - Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) is pleased to announce the following senior management appointments. Effective immediately, Michael Robins is appointed Senior Vice-President, Restructuring and Kent Harris joins AECL as Senior Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer.

In his new role, Michael will lead a cross functional team of AECL staff, and liaise with the team supporting Natural Resources Canada in assessing the restructuring options for AECL. Michael was previously AECL's Senior Vice-President, and Chief Financial Officer, a position he has held since 2001.

Michael's broad knowledge and understanding of the business will enable him to access information and undertake analysis critical to the assessment of options for the restructuring of AECL's operations.

Kent comes to AECL with a background in financial management for large global operations including strategy, complex systems and supply chain. Most recently he was Chief Financial Officer for Wescast Industries. Prior to joining Wescast, Kent spent nearly 12 years at a major Canadian auto-parts supplier in a number of roles including Group Vice-President, Finance, Group Vice-President, Global Purchasing, and Plant Assistant General Manager. His experience spans the globe as he has had direct and indirect operating responsibility in Europe, Asia, South America and North America.

Kent will have accountability for all of AECL's financial and business planning processes including information technology.

About AECL

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited is a full-service nuclear technology company providing services to nuclear utilities around the world. Established in 1952, AECL is the designer and builder of CANDU technology, including the CANDU 6, one of the world's top performing reactors. AECL's 5,000 employees deliver cutting edge nuclear services, R&D support, design and engineering, construction management, specialized technology, refurbishment, waste management and decommissioning in support of CANDU reactor products.

SOURCE Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

For further information: For further information: Dale Coffin, Director, Corporate Communications, AECL, 1-866-886-(AECL) 2325, (905) 403-7457

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