Aecon Group Inc.
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Aecon Group Inc.

June 22, 2009 07:00 ET

Aecon Awarded Contract for $31 Million Veterinary Diagnosis Complex in Quebec

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 22, 2009) - Aecon Group Inc. ("Aecon") (TSX:ARE) announced today its Buildings Division has been awarded a $31 million contract to build a veterinary diagnosis complex in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec for the Ministere de l'Agriculture, des Pecheries et de l'Alimentation du Quebec (MAPAQ).

The project involves the construction of a veterinary complex for the diagnosis of potentially diseased animals. The three-story complex will be 90,000 square feet and include a 1,700 square foot interior atrium that separates 11,000 square feet of office space from 48,000 square feet of laboratory and Necropsy facilities. The project also includes an effluent decontamination system.

The building will be LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified and will also be built in accordance with the Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The project is scheduled to begin this July and is expected to be completed by Summer 2011.

"This important project award demonstrates once again Aecon's ability to undertake large and highly technical projects, and our expertise in implementing LEED certified projects," said Frank Ross, President, Aecon Buildings. "We are looking forward to working together with the Ministere de l'Agriculture, des Pecheries et de l'Alimentation du Quebec."

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 10 Best Employers in Canada as published by Report on Business Magazine, as well as one of the Top 100 Employers in Canada as published in Maclean's 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 Section 3.2 "Risk Factors" in Aecon's Annual Information Form dated March 30, 2009 available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. 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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