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Golden State Water Company Donates More Than 8,000 Turkeys to Families and Individuals in Need Through Operation Gobble

November 20, 2018

SAN DIMAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 20, 2018--American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) announced that during the month of November, its regulated utility subsidiary, Golden State Water Company (GSWC) worked in partnership with elected officials and community leaders to distribute more than 8,000 turkeys to organizations that serve families and individuals with limited resources through its annual Operation Gobble outreach program.

“GSWC serves 76 communities throughout California, and we are able to make a big impact through the Operation Gobble program which provides holiday meals for those who may otherwise go without,” said Robert J. Sprowls, President and Chief Executive Officer for GSWC. “We appreciate the partnerships we have with local elected officials and community organizations to ensure the turkeys find their way to those who need them most.”

Operation Gobble is a philanthropic partnership between GSWC, the California Water Association and local and state elected officials. This year, GSWC employees distributed turkeys to local community-based organizations, including The Salvation Army, Boy Scouts of America, Lions Club, churches, food banks, senior centers and other nonprofits in the communities it serves.

Operation Gobble has been a GSWC tradition since 1990. Over the last 28 years, GSWC has donated more than 230,000 turkeys through the program. To learn more about GSWC’s community partnerships and philanthropic activities, customers are encouraged to visit gswater.com, or follow @GoldenStateH2O on Twitter and Facebook.

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 260,000 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 Lake and surrounding areas in San Bernardino County, California. Through its contracted services subsidiary, American States Utility Services, Inc., the company 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 has paid dividends to shareholders every year since 1931, increasing the dividends received by shareholders each calendar year for 64 consecutive years, which places it in an exclusive group of companies on the New York Stock Exchange that have achieved that result.

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