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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  February 22, 2019
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Item 5.02
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Election of Directors
On February 22, 2019, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of The AES Corporation (the “Company”) elected Janet G. Davidson to the Board, effective immediately, and appointed her to the Financial Audit Committee and Compensation Committee of the Board.

Ms. Davidson brings to the AES Board a deep knowledge of technology, global business operations, customer care and sales, and corporate strategy. Ms. Davidson began her career in 1979 as a member of the Technical Staff of Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies (as of 2006 Alcatel Lucent), and served from 1979 through 2011 in several key positions including, as Group President Internetworking Systems (2001-2005), Chief Strategy Officer (2005 - 2006), Chief Compliance Officer (2006 - 2008) and Executive Vice President, Quality & Customer Care (2008 - 2011). Ms. Davidson became a member of the supervisory board of ST Microelectronics, a leading integrated device manufacturer delivering solutions that are key to smart driving and the Internet of Things, in June 2013 where she is a member of the Audit and Strategic Committees. Ms. Davidson has a BA in Physics from Lehigh University, a MS in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a MS in Computer Science through Bell Laboratories.

Ms. Davidson currently serves on the Board of ST Microelectronics, N.V. (NYSE: STM) (June 2013 to the present) and Millicom International Cellular S.A., (Nasdaq: TIGO) (April 2016 to the present). She also served as a member of the board of Alcatel Lucent Foundation (2011-2014), Lehigh University Board of Trustees (2005-2012), Riverside Symphonia Board of Trustees (2007), and Liberty Science Center Board of Trustees (2005-2006).

Ms. Davidson will participate in the non-employee director compensation arrangements described in the Company’s 2018 proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 9, 2018. Also, consistent with initial grants previously offered to non-employee directors of the Company, Ms. Davidson will receive an initial equity grant consisting of deferred stock units and/or stock options valued at $40,000.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
/s/ Paul L. Freedman
Paul L. Freedman
Senior Vice President, General
Counsel and Secretary
February 25, 2019