Aecon recognized as having one of Canada's 30 Best Pension and Benefits Plans

    TORONTO, July 10 /CNW/ - Aecon Group Inc. (TSX: ARE) announced today that
it has been recognized as having one of Canada's 30 Best Pension and Benefits
    The yearly list of Canada's 30 Best Pension and Benefits Plans, reported
in the June edition of Benefits Canada magazine, is selected using research
with more than 150,000 Canadian workers in more than 200 organizations by
Hewitt Associates, a human resources outsourcing and consulting firm.
    According to the data, 84% of employees working for companies on the list
agreed, or strongly agreed that their benefits meet their needs and the needs
of their families. The overall Canadian average is 67%.
    "We are extremely pleased to be recognized by our employees as having one
of Canada's 30 Best Pension and Benefits Plans," said Scott Balfour, President
and CFO of Aecon Group Inc. "We conduct reviews of our pension and benefits
plans against the marketplace and our industry on a regular basis to ensure
they continue to respond to the needs of our employees. This recognition was a
wonderful validation of our efforts, particularly as it comes directly from

    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 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: Kristen Ridley, Communication Manager,
Corporate Affairs, Aecon Group Inc., (416) 297-2600 ext. 3824,,

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