SEC Form 4
Washington, D.C. 20549


Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
OMB Number: 3235-0287
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Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*

(Last) (First) (Middle)


(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Chairman of the Board
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 17,000 I Darman Harvard Lead Trust
Common Stock 160,000 I by Frontier Ventures Corporation
Common Stock 115,000 D
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Units (1)(2) 10/12/2007 A 24,471 (1)(2) (1)(2) Common Stock 24,471 $21.44 118,674 I Amended and Restated Deferred Compensation Plan for Directors
Stock Option Grant (Right to Buy) $2.2 (3) 07/29/2012 Common Stock 88,448 88,448 D
Stock Option Grant (Right To Buy) $2.75 (3) 02/12/2013 Common Stock 300,000 388,448 D
Stock Option (Right to Buy) $6.7 (3) 05/13/2013 Common Stock 44,312 432,760 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Pursuant to the Amended and Restated Deferred Compensation Plan for Directors of The AES Corporation (the "Company"), Non Employee Directors may elect to defer receipt of annual cash compensation otherwise payable to such Director in the form of stock units on the day that the Non Employee Director is elected to the Board of Directors for the plan year for which a stock unit election is made or on a date determined by the Board of Directors. As previously disclosed in the Company's Form 10-K/A for the year ended December 31, 2006 earlier this year, the Board instituted a moratorium on granting long term compensation awards. On October 12, 2007, the Board lifted the moratorium and issued annual compensation awards to Non Employee Directors. A Non Employee Director is not eligible to make a withdrawal from his/her deferred account until such Director ceases to be a Board member.
2. Footnote #1 Continued.This distribution will be made as soon as practicable after the date the Director terminates service on the Board, and will be made in accordance with the Director's Distribution Election Notification.
3. 100 percent vested; immediately exercisable.
Richard Darman 10/16/2007
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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