American States Water Company Recognized For Gender-Diverse Leadership

SAN DIMAS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) today announced that The 2020
Women on Boards organization, a national campaign targeting gender
diversity at the corporate leadership level, recognized American States
Water Company with its “CEO Champion” award for having three or more
women directors on its corporate board. The award was presented at the
organization’s National Conversation on Board Diversity event on
November 17 in Los Angeles.

“American States Water Company recognizes the importance of having a
skilled, diverse leadership team and workforce,” said Robert J. Sprowls,
President and CEO of American States Water Company. “We are honored by
this award and applaud the 2020 Women on Boards organization for the
great work it is doing to raise awareness of gender equality issues in
the workplace.”

2020 Women on Boards is a non-profit grassroots campaign committed to
increasing the percentage of women who serve on company boards to 20
percent or greater by the year 2020. It educates corporate stakeholders
on the importance of board diversity and celebrates corporations that
are leading the way to bring qualified women executives onto their

“It’s important for companies to provide opportunity and reward
employees for the exceptional work they do, while promoting a diverse
culture that embraces all genders, races and backgrounds,” said Sprowls.
“American States Water Company values our diverse team and encourages
diversity at all levels of the organization.”

In 2015, American States Water Company was recognized among the State of
California’s top 4 organizations for female representation at the
leadership level in a study titled “UC Davis Study of California Women
Business Leaders: A Census of Women Directors and Highest-Paid
Executives.” Its utility subsidiary, Golden State Water Company, was
also named the Black Business Association’s “Utility Company of the
Year” in 2014 for providing equal opportunities for diverse suppliers
including women, minority and disabled-veteran business enterprises.

About American States Water Company

American States Water Company is the parent of Golden State Water
Company and American States Utility Services, Inc. Through its utility
subsidiary, Golden State Water Company, AWR provides water service to
approximately 261,000 customers located throughout 10 counties in
Northern, Coastal and Southern California. The company also distributes
electricity to approximately 24,000 customers in the City of Big Bear
and surrounding areas in San Bernardino County, California. Through its
contracted services subsidiary, American States Utility Services, Inc.,
AWR provides operations, maintenance and construction management
services for water and wastewater systems located on military bases
throughout the country under 50-year privatization contracts with the
U.S. government.


American States Water Company
Eva G. Tang
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President-Finance, Chief Financial Officer,
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