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Aecon Recognized as one of the 50 Best Employers in Canada

Jan 8, 2007

Toronto, Ontario – January 8, 2007: Aecon Group Inc. (TSX: ARE) announced today that it has been recognized as one of the 50 Best Employers in Canada. The 50 Best Employers in Canada is an influential annual study managed by Hewitt Associates, a human resources outsourcing and consulting firm and published in the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine.

Hewitt selects organizations from across Canada with the greatest employee engagement, based on their investment in employee development and employee empowerment. Hewitt stresses that, for a company to make its 50 Best list, employees must see the connection between their daily contributions and the success of their organization. The final selection of the 50 Best Employers in Canada is a direct result of employees’ responses to a confidential opinion survey from Hewitt.

“Aecon is one of only a few new companies to make it onto our list this year,” said Neil Crawford, leader of Hewitt Associates' Best Employers in Canada study. “They clearly have a strong employee focus, and their inclusion on the list is testament to their high level of employee engagement and the priority they place on their people culture.”

“We are thrilled to be recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Employers,” said Scott Balfour, President and CFO of Aecon Group Inc. “We are strategically committed to being the employer of choice in our industry, and being recognized as among the best in the country this year indicates we are clearly on the right path. It positions us well to continue to attract and retain the best people in the industry.”

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.