Moisés Naím Joins AES Board of Directors

Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:01pm EDT

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Moisés Naím Joins AES Board of Directors

The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) today announced that former Executive Director of the World Bank, Moisés Naím, has joined the AES Board of Directors. Mr. Naím was elected to the Board at the AES 2013 Annual Shareholder Meeting.

"Moisés brings invaluable experience to the political and economic aspects of our operations as we seek to manage risk in a complex global environment,” said Charles Rossotti, AES Board Chairman. “AES will benefit greatly from his depth of experience and strategic insight.”

Dr. Naím is the Senior Associate in the International Economics Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and has served in that role from June 2010 to present. Dr. Naím brings substantial international economic and political expertise to AES through his tenure as Venezuela’s Minister of Industry and Trade and Director of Venezuela’s Central Bank in the early 1990s and as an Executive Director of the World Bank in the early 1990s. He serves on the Global Advisors group for Mars, the largest private company in the United States. He has been a member of the board of directors of FEMSA (Fomento Económico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V.), a leading consumer company in Latin America serving over 314 million customers, since 2011. Dr. Naím is also founder and chairman of the Group of 50 (G50) a select group of business leaders who head some of the most successful and modern enterprises in the Americas.

For fourteen years (1996-2010), Dr. Naím served as Editor in Chief for Foreign Policy magazine (first, at The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and subsequently, at The Washington Post Company). He has written extensively on international economics and global politics, economic development and the consequences of globalization. Dr. Naím is the chief international columnist for El País and La Republica, high circulation daily newspapers in Spain and Italy, respectively, and is also the host and producer of Efecto Naím, a global Spanish language news and analysis broadcast. His columns are syndicated worldwide. He also has broad experience as a consultant to corporations, governments and non-governmental organizations.

Dr. Naím holds MSc and PhD degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

About AES

The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 200 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 25 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce of 25,000 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world's changing power needs. Our 2012 revenues were $18 billion and we own and manage $42 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com.

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