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Ameren Announces Promotion of First Female Senior Vice President
Gary L. Rainwater, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE), announced today that Donna K. Martin, now vice president of Human Resources, has been named senior vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO), effective Feb. 1, 2005.

Martin's appointment marks the first time a woman has been named to a senior vice president position in the corporation's history. Also beginning Feb. 1, 2005, the Labor Relations function will report to Martin.

Martin joined Ameren in May 2002 as vice president, Human Resources, and assumed responsibility for Ameren's Human Resources function, which includes employment, recruitment, organizational effectiveness, training and development, compliance, payroll and benefits management. In 2004, she assumed the responsibility of the Corporate Communications Function, as well.

With more than 16 years experience in human resources management, Martin came to Ameren from Faulding Pharmaceuticals, of Paramus, N.J., where she was senior vice president, Human Resources. She also served as head of Human Resources in North America for Pharmacia and as vice president of Human Resources for both Monsanto Company and Baxter Healthcare Corporation.

For 15 years, Martin worked at Bell Atlantic Company in Arlington, Va., where she directed performance improvement, management services and served as group director for Human Resources before being promoted to the position of executive director for benefits. She also served in various sales, marketing and operations positions while at Bell Atlantic. Her background also includes 10 years in the education field.

Martin sits on the Human Resources Advisory Council and is a board member of AAIM Management Association, a St. Louis management and training association. She serves on a number of other boards, including Winning Women, the St. Louis Area Business Health Coalition and the Center of Creative Arts. Martin sits on the advisory council for the doctoral and master's program for change management at Pepperdine University and is a member of the St. Louis Forum.

Add One In May 2004, Martin was recognized as one of the "Most Influential Business Women" by the St. Louis Business Journal.

A native of Decatur, Ill., Martin holds a bachelor's of science degree from Eastern Illinois University and a master's degree from Northern Illinois University.

With assets of $18 billion, Ameren, through its subsidiaries, serves 2.3 million electric customers and 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000 square- mile area of Missouri and Illinois.

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