SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - October 14, 2008) - EnergySolutions, Inc. (NYSE: ES) CEO and Chairman of the Board, Steve Creamer, announced today that Jill Sigal has been named Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications and Government Relations.

"Jill has done an outstanding job heading our government relations department. This new appointment recognizes that achievement as well as the interrelationship between government relations and corporate communications," said Steve Creamer. "Jill's strategic planning abilities, and her ability to effectively communicate company positions, will serve her well and I am confident that she will be enormously successful in this new position."

Jill will immediately combine the responsibilities of federal and state government relations, with those of community relations, internal and external corporate communications. She continues to report to Raul Deju, President, EnergySolutions.

Sigal is a 25-year veteran of the energy and environmental cleanup industries. Her most recent position before joining EnergySolutions was as Assistant Secretary of Energy for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs.

EnergySolutions offers customers a full range of integrated services and solutions, including nuclear operations, characterization, decommissioning, decontamination, site closure, transportation, nuclear materials management, processing, recycling, and disposition of nuclear waste, and research and engineering services across the nuclear fuel cycle.

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