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Abengoa receives EOI recognition for its contribution to sustainable development

January 19, 2006

Madrid, January 19, 2006. Today, January 19, at a ceremony held in the Casa de America in Madrid, and presided over by the Undersecretary of Industry, Tourism and Commerce, the EOI School of Business recognized Abengoa as one of the Spanish companies that has made major contributions in the sustainable development sector. The prize was collected by Abengoa’s chairman, Javier Benjumea Llorente.

By awarding this Sustainability Prize, the EOI recognizes Abengoa’s business trajectory which, since its establishment in 1941, has gone hand-in-hand with its commitment to ensuring economic and social progress, while contributing to the preservation of the environment.

Abengoa has been, since its establishment, a company focused on pursuing innovative solutions for sustainable development. In its Sustainability Report 2004, in accordance with GRI principles (Global Reporting Initative), Innovation is defined as the basis the company’s commitment to the future.

The ceremony, organized within the framework of the EOI’s fiftieth anniversary, was a tribute to the economic and industrial development of Spain over these years, and to the people and institutions that have made this possible.

The panel of judges was formed by the chairmen of companies and bodies that are members of the EOI’s board of management. The EOI is a public foundation under the Ministry of Industry, in which the Ministry itself and a series of companies and institutions such as the Confederación de Cajas de Ahorro, Ericsson, Fundación Vodafone, Fundación Auna, La Caixa or the Spain Patent and Trademark Office, participate.

Abengoa is a technology company applying innovative solutions for sustainable development in the infrastructures, environment and energy sectors.Listed with a market capitalization of 1,375 million euro (18/01/2006), Abengoa is present in over 70 countries, operating through its five business units: Solar, Bioenergy, Environmental Services, Information Technologies, and Industrial Engineering and Construction. (

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