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American Water Named to the Dow Jones Utility Average

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American Water Works Company Inc. (NYSE:AWK) , the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, announced today it will be added to the Dow Jones Utility Average after the close of trading on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. The changes will be effective with the opening of trading on Wednesday, October 1, 2014.

“Being included in the Dow Jones Utility Average is a tremendous honor for American Water, especially just six years after our IPO. It is true testament to our ability to deliver on our operating strategies and provide value to our customers and shareholders. This achievement is also a direct reflection of the dedication and expertise of our 6,600 employees who are committed to American Water’s mission of providing safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to the communities we serve every day,” said Susan Story, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Water.

The Dow Jones Utility Average (“DJUA”) is a 15 member index that represents the stock performance of large, well known U.S. companies within the utilities sector. During its 78-year existence, there have only been three major reorganizations of the index and only 40 companies have been part of the Average since it was introduced in 1929. For more information about the Dow Jones Utility Average, visit

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 6,600 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in more than 40 states and parts of Canada. More information can be found at

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