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Joseph A. Carrabba Joins Aecon's Board of Directors

Jul 15, 2013

Toronto, Ontario – July 15, 2013:  John M. Beck, Chairman and CEO of Aecon Group Inc. is pleased to announce on behalf of the Board of Directors that Joseph A. Carrabba has been appointed to Aecon’s Board of Directors effective immediately.

 “We are extremely pleased to have Mr. Carrabba join the Board of Directors to contribute to our vision of being Canada’s premier construction and infrastructure development company,” said Mr. Beck.  “His extensive experience and knowledge within the global mining and exploration industry at the director and executive level will be important assets for Aecon and its mining and land reclamation operations.”

 Mr. Carrabba is the outgoing Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., where he has served in executive capacities since 2005.  Prior to joining Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., Mr. Carrabba gained broad experience in the mining industry throughout Canada, the United States, Asia, Australia and Europe.  He served for over 20 years in a variety of leadership capacities at Rio Tinto, a global mining company, including as President and Chief Operating Officer of Rio Tinto’s Diavik Diamond Mines, Inc. in the Northwest Territories.  He is also a director of Newmont Mining Corporation, KeyCorp, National Mining Association, American Iron and Steel Institute, Capital University Board of Trustees and the Frostburg State University Foundation.  Mr. Carrabba holds a Bachelor of Arts from Capital University in Ohio and a Master of Business Administration from Frostburg State University in Maryland.

 Aecon Group Inc. is a Canadian leader in construction and infrastructure development providing integrated turnkey services to private and public sector clients.  Aecon is pleased to be consistently recognized as one of the Best Employers in Canada.