SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - December 22, 2008) - EnergySolutions, Inc. (NYSE: ES) CEO and Chairman of the Board, Steve Creamer, announced today that Alan Parker has agreed to accept the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the International Group. The International Group is one of the most important growth areas for the company and Mr. Parker will assist in the worldwide expansion of EnergySolutions.

"I would like to express my appreciation to Alan for his dedication to the growth of EnergySolutions and his willingness to accept new challenges around the world to ensure the continued success of the company," said Steve Creamer. "I appreciate Alan's great leadership as COO of the U.S. operations. Under Alan, significant strides have been made in developing growth programs such as our license stewardship program in the Commercial Services Division, creating a solid position for the company as a tier one contractor in the Federal Division and significant operational efficiencies in the Logistics, Processing and Disposal Division."

Mr. Parker will report to Mark Morant, President of the International Group. Mr. Parker and his wife, Marla, will relocate to the United Kingdom.

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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