Chairman and CEO of SSE elected to Ameren board of directors

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 13, 2003 — The Board of Directors of Ameren Corp. announced Friday the election of Susan S. Elliott, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of privately held St. Louis Information Technology firm, Systems Service Enterprises Inc. (SSE).

Ms. Elliott founded SSE in 1966 after serving for four years at Boatmen’s National Bank — now Bank of America, as coordinator of Leasing Operations. Before entering banking, she was a systems analyst for the Missouri Department of Education and an advisory systems engineer for IBM.

“We are extremely pleased with Susan Elliott’s election. She brings an entrepreneurial understanding of business issues, strong business development skills and a deep knowledge of the effective use of information technology to enhance a company’s competitive position,” said Ameren Corporation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Charles W. Mueller.

A graduate of Smith College and long-time St. Louis resident, Ms. Elliott is a member of the boards of directors of Angelica Corporation, the Automobile Club of Missouri, the Regional Business Council and the St. Louis Science Center.

Previous board memberships include serving as chairman and director of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. She was also on the boards of the First National Bank of St. Louis, the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association and the Visiting Nurse Association. She has also served as a trustee for Webster University, the St. Louis Zoological Foundation and Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School. In addition, Ms. Elliot has been a commissioner of the St. Louis County Civil Service Commission.

Her professional affiliations include service as a charter member of the Missouri Women’s Forum, an international organization. She has been recognized as one of the 25 most influential business women in St. Louis. She has received the Special Leadership Award for Business Ownership from the YWCA.

SSE is an Information Technology Solutions Provider with nearly 20 years of experience delivering application development, business intelligence, eLearning, blended learning, IT outsourcing and technical staff augmentation. SSE has been recognized for several years as one of the “Fast 50” technology companies in St. Louis. SSE has also received the Better Business Bureau’s “World Class Customer Satisfaction” award.

With assets of more than $13.5 billion, Ameren serves 1.7 million electric customers and 500,000 natural gas customers in a 49,000-square-mile area of Missouri and Illinois.

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