Aecon named one of Canada's 50 Best Employers for third year in a row

TORONTO, Jan. 4 /CNW/ - Aecon Group Inc. (TSX: ARE) announced today that it has been named one of the 50 Best Employers in Canada for 2010 in an annual study managed by Hewitt Associates, and published in the Globe and Mail's Report on Business Magazine.

This is Aecon's third consecutive year on the 50 Best Employers list, considered the premier recognition for Canada's top employers. The list is a direct result of employee responses to a confidential opinion survey conducted by Hewitt, and responses by company executives to a separate series of questions.

"We are happy to be acknowledged once again as one of Canada's 50 Best Employers," said Scott Balfour, President of Aecon Group Inc. "Being amongst the best is a very important part of not only Aecon's overall strategy but also our culture. These results prove we are headed in the right direction, but also that we must continue to strive to do and be even better."

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 on a selected basis 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 the Final Prospectus filed on September 22, 2009 and available on SEDAR at 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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SOURCE Aecon Group Inc.

For further information: For further information: Mitch Patten, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Aecon Group Inc., (416) 436-2803,,

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