Caterpillar Group president Oberhelman elected to Ameren board

ST. LOUIS, April 25, 2003 — Shareholders of Ameren Corp. have elected Douglas R. Oberhelman, group president of Caterpillar Inc., to the Ameren Corporation Board of Directors.

Re-elected to membership on Ameren’s board were 11 other business leaders: William E. Cornelius, retired chairman and chief executive officer of Union Electric Company; Clifford L. Greenwalt, retired vice chairman of Ameren Corporation and retired president and chief executive officer of CIPSCO Incorporated and Central Illinois Public Service Company; Thomas A. Hays, retired deputy chairman of The May Department Stores Company; Richard A. Liddy, retired chairman of GenAmerica Financial Corporation; Gordon A. Lohman, retired chairman and chief executive officer of AMSTED Industries Incorporated; Richard A. Lumpkin, chairman of Consolidated Communications, Inc.; John Peters MacCarthy, retired chairman and chief executive officer of Boatmen’s Trust Company; Hanne M. Merriman, principal, Hanne Merriman Associates; Paul L. Miller, Jr., president and chief executive officer of P. L. Miller & Associates; Charles W. Mueller, chairman and chief executive officer of Ameren, AmerenUE and Ameren Services, and chairman of CILCORP Inc. and AmerenCILCO; and Harvey Saligman, partner of Cynwyd Investments.

Oberhelman has worldwide responsibility for Caterpillar’s financial, legal, purchasing, and auditing and compliance divisions. His responsibilities also include marketing, manufacturing and sales operations in Asia-Pacific. Before his current position, Oberhelman served as a vice president with responsibility for the Engine Products Division, housing Caterpillar’s engine and electric power generation business.

In 1995, he was elected a Caterpillar vice president and chief financial officer, and in 1991 he was named managing director and vice general manager for strategic planning at Shin Caterpillar Mitsubishi, Caterpillar’s joint venture in Tokyo, Japan. Oberhelman has also held a variety of finance and marketing positions in North and South America and is active in a number of community organizations in Peoria, Ill.

Shareholders of Ameren subsidiaries, AmerenCIPS and AmerenUE, today also elected Oberhelman to their boards of directors, and he has been nominated for election to the board of directors of AmerenCILCO — Ameren’s recently acquired Peoria-based utility operating company. AmerenCILCO’s annual meeting is set for May 20.

With assets of more than $13.4 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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