Aecon recognized as one of the top eco-friendly companies in Canada

TORONTO, April 22 /CNW/ - Aecon Group Inc. (TSX: ARE) announced today that it has been recognized as one of the top eco-friendly companies in Canada by Hewitt Associates.

Amongst the participants in the Best Employers 2010 studies, 30 organizations were recognized for leading the way in creating a culture of environmentally responsible business. The Green 30 list is determined by the results from Hewitt Associate's 50 Best Employers survey. Employees identified the Green 30 organizations based on the companies' eco-friendly environmental initiatives.

Aecon's programs that contribute to long-term social, and environmental impacts in decision making, as well as the development of services that benefit the environment, are what gained them recognition on The Green 30 list this year.

"We are very pleased to be recognized by our employees as being an environmentally sensitive company," said Scott Balfour, President, Aecon Group Inc. "Environmental initiatives are increasingly becoming a staple in our corporate culture, and we share pride in the sustainability achievements of our clients through the projects we complete," Mr. Balfour said. "It is recognition like this that reminds us that we are in line with our vision of building things that matter."

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 Management's Discussion and Analysis dated December 31, 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) 297-2615,,

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