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February

Abengoa’s Human Resources function awarded the EFQM European 500+ Seal of Excellence

February 25, 2015

  • This is the highest award presented by the Club for Management Excellence and AENOR based on the EFQM model.

February 25, 2015 – Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has been awarded the EFQM European 500+ Seal of Excellence, the highest distinction given by the Club for Management Excellence and AENOR (Spanish Association for Standardization and Certification), achieving a score over 600 points.

The award, presented to the company’s human resources function, is for its HR management model based on the highest international standards. It is recognition for the way that this function understands its people and performs in an area that is especially strategic for Abengoa, which employs over 25,000 professionals in more than 80 countries on five continents.

The presentation ceremony was officiated by Ignacio Babé, general secretary of the Club for Management Excellence and representative for the prestigious EFQM foundation in Spain, and Avelino Brito, director general of AENOR, the organization that certified the evaluation process, who jointly presented the award to Álvaro Polo, Abengoa’s human resources manager.

About Abengoa

Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB) applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, generating electricity from renewable resources, converting biomass into biofuels and producing drinking water from sea water. (www.abengoa.com)

About Aenor

AENOR helps to improve the quality and competitiveness of companies and their products and services by developing technical standards and certifications. As the entity legally responsible for standardization in Spain, it offers a catalogue of nearly 30,500 standards with effective solutions for every area of the economy. AENOR is also the leading certification entity thanks to its widely respected certifications. The more than 40,000 existing certificates help organizations in fields such as quality management, environmental management, R&D+i, occupational health and safety or energy efficiency.

About CEG

The Club for Management Excellence (CEG) is a private non-profit association with around 250 member organizations of all sizes, from every sector, located throughout Spain.

Its mission is to strengthen the global competitiveness of organizations and professionals. The CEG strives to be a leading organization for the exchange of knowledge and to be recognized as opinion makers, for and by advanced management environments, nationally and internationally.

After nearly 25 years committed to excellence, the CEG is the official representative of the EFQM in Spain. www.clubexcelencia.org

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Álvaro Polo, Abengoa’s human resources manager, receives the EFQM European 500+ Seal of Excellence next to Ignacio Babé, general secretary of the Club for Management Excellence (right) and Avelino Brito (left), director general of Aenor.

Álvaro Polo, Abengoa’s human resources manager, receives the EFQM European 500+ Seal of Excellence next to Ignacio Babé, general secretary of the Club for Management Excellence (right) and Avelino Brito (left), director general of Aenor.

Álvaro Polo, Abengoa’s human resources manager, receives the EFQM European 500+ Seal of Excellence next to Ignacio Babé, general secretary of the Club for Management Excellence (right) and Avelino Brito (left), director general of Aenor.

Álvaro Polo, Abengoa’s human resources manager, receives the EFQM European 500+ Seal of Excellence next to Ignacio Babé, general secretary of the Club for Management Excellence (right) and Avelino Brito (left), director general of Aenor.

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