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The Dayton Power and Light Company Presents a $450,000 Grant to the Downtown Dayton Investment Fund

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Stimulating economic development in the Downtown Dayton

Today, The Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L), a subsidiary of The
AES Corporation (NYSE:AES), is awarding a $450,000 grant to the
Downtown Dayton Investment Fund (DDIF) supporting new or continued
innovative economic growth initiatives to the commercial property
inventory downtown that will make a long-lasting and transformative
impact on the city center.

Building on the success of the Greater Downtown Dayton Plan and the
investments currently underway, the mission of the DDIF fund is to
improve commercial office assets to meet the needs of prospective
businesses and entrepreneurs, and grow jobs in downtown by stimulating
the urban office market. The DDIF will invest in new and expanded
projects to uncover the potential in downtown Dayton. DP&L's grant
funds, within the DDIF, will assist business owners with energy programs
and infrastructure.

"Thank you, to the Dayton Business Committee for identifying the need
and creating the DDIF to fuel Dayton's future growth. Business leaders
are investing in the downtown core, companies are relocating their
offices to the city center, small entrepreneurs are leading innovation
and cultivating their new products and services in collaboration spaces
downtown, we can see the economic drivers are working toward building a
technology epicenter," said Craig Jackson, DP&L President and CEO.

"All the investors who have contributed to the Downtown Dayton
Investment Fund see the importance of supporting urban projects that
advance our City and Region as a whole, said Brian Heitkamp, President
of CityWide. The DDIF offers financing that aligns well with other
economic development tools and will benefit both businesses and
developers. We look forward to seeing the impact this fund has on
redevelopment and job growth in our downtown."

DP&L, along with CareSource, The Dayton Foundation in partnership with
Vectren Foundation, First Financial Bank, Miller‐Valentine Group,
Premier Health, and the University of Dayton, have invested in the
Downtown Dayton Investment Fund making significant progress in meeting
the $10M fund goal. CityWide will contribute capital from a Community
Development Financial Institution (CDFI) grant and additional investors
continue to be recruited to grow the DDIF.

About The Dayton Power and Light Company and AES

The Dayton Power and Light Company is the principal subsidiary of DPL
Inc. (DPL), a regional energy provider and an AES company. DPL's
significant subsidiaries include The Dayton Power and Light Company, AES
Ohio Generation, LLC (AES Ohio Gen), Miami Valley Insurance Company
(MVIC), and Miami Valley Lighting, LLC (MVLt). The Dayton Power and
Light Company, a regulated electric utility, provides service to over
520,000 customers in West Central Ohio; MVIC, a captive insurance
company, provides insurance services to DPL and its subsidiaries, and
MVLt maintains outdoor lighting to governments and businesses. AES Ohio
Gen co-owns merchant generation facilities. For more information about
the company, please visit www.dplinc.com.
Connect with DP&L at www.twitter.com/dpltoday,
www.linkedin.com/company/dayton-power-and-light,
and at www.facebook.com/DPLToday.

The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) is a Fortune 500 global power
company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 15 countries
through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as
thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce is committed
to operational excellence and meeting the world's changing power
needs. Our 2017 revenues were $11 billion and we own and manage $33
billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com.
Follow AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.

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