American Water’s Industry-Leading Diversity Efforts Honored by Women’s Forum of New York

With 60 percent female board representation, American Water was
recognized for its strides towards gender parity in the boardroom

(NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly-traded U.S. water and
wastewater utility company, announced today that it was recognized by
the Women’s Forum of New York for having more than 60 percent of its
board seats held by women. Susan Story, president and CEO, of American
Water accepted the award on behalf of the company at the 2017 Breakfast
of Corporate Champions held on Nov. 14, 2017 in New York City.

“We are pleased to once again be recognized by the Women’s Forum of New
York for our commitment to diversity and inclusion,” said Story.
“American Water has always believed that our board, management and
employees should reflect the customers we serve. Further, we have a true
commitment to the respect and dignity for each other as part of the
values we live as a company.”

The event brought together an audience of more than 600, including CEOs
and Board Directors along with business leaders, government officials,
thought leaders and influential media in special recognition of
forward-thinking companies.

“We congratulate American Water and their work towards achieving a
greater gender balance in their boardroom,” said Janice Reals Ellig,
CEO, The Ellig Group and Chair of the event. “American Water knows that
more women on boards is smart business and their continued success is an
inspiration to others.”

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About Women’s Forum of New York

The Women’s Forum of New York is the city’s premier organization of
women leaders. The invitation-only membership of more than 500 women,
representing the highest levels of achievement across all professional
sectors from finance to fine arts, is dedicated to the advancement of
women’s leadership through programs which enrich members lives
personally and professionally, through The Education Fund which enables
talented women whose potential has been disrupted by extreme adversity
to resume their education, and through the Corporate Board Initiative,
which extends and expands the contribution of women leaders through
corporate board participation. Founded in 1974, the Women’s Forum of New
York is the flagship of the International Women’s Forum, a global
organization of over 6500 outstanding women leaders in over 74 Forums
around the world.

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and
most geographically diverse U.S. publicly-traded water and wastewater
utility company. The company employs more than 6,800 dedicated
professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water,
wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people
in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by

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Joseph Szafran
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