SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 18, 2017
American Water Works Company, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Commission File Number: 001-34028
(State or other jurisdiction
1025 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 7.01. Regulation FD.
On December 18, 2017, Pennsylvania-American Water Company (“PAWC”), a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water Works Company, Inc. (the “Company”), issued a press release announcing that PAWC has completed the acquisition (the “System Purchase”) of the wastewater assets (the “System Assets”) of The Municipal Authority of the City of McKeesport (“Seller”) from Seller and the City of McKeesport (the “City”).
A copy of the press release has been included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference in response to this Item 7.01. A copy of an Acquisition Fact Sheet, dated December 18, 2017, to be used by the Company and PAWC in connection with discussions about the System Purchase, has been included as Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference in response to this Item 7.01.
The information furnished in response to this Item 7.01, including Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2, shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), nor shall they be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Item 8.01. Other Events.
On December 18, 2017, PAWC completed the System Purchase pursuant to the terms and conditions of that certain Asset Purchase Agreement, dated September 9, 2016, as amended, by and among PAWC, Seller and the City (the “Asset Purchase Agreement”). The System Assets are used to provide wastewater service to approximately 22,000 customers located in the City, the City of Duquesne, Port Vue Borough and the Borough of Dravosburg, including customers in communities that are parties to certain municipal service agreements as described in the Asset Purchase Agreement.
Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements included in this Current Report on Form 8-K are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act, Section 21E of the Exchange Act and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases, these forward-looking statements can be identified by words with prospective meanings such as “intend,” “plan,” “estimate,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “predict,” “project,” “propose,” “assume,” “forecast,” “outlook,” “future,” “pending,” “goal,” “objective,” “potential,” “continue,” “seek to,” “may,” “can,” “will,” “should” and “could,” or the negative of such terms or other variations or similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are predictions based on the Company’s current expectations and assumptions regarding future events. They are not guarantees or assurances of any outcomes, performance or achievements, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon them. The forward-looking statements are subject to a number of estimates and assumptions, and known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Actual results may differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements included in this Current Report on Form 8-K as a result of the factors discussed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on February 21, 2017, and other filings with the SEC, and additional risks and uncertainties, including with respect to (1) the occurrence of the benefits and synergies expected or predicted to occur as a result of the completion of the System Purchase; (2) unexpected costs, liabilities or delays associated with the System Purchase or the integration of the System Assets; (3) regulatory, legislative, local or municipal actions affecting the water and wastewater industries, which could adversely affect PAWC; and (4) other economic, political, business and other factors.
These forward-looking statements are qualified by, and should be read together with, the risks and uncertainties set forth above and the risk factors included in the Company’s annual and quarterly reports as filed with the SEC, and readers should refer to such risks, uncertainties and risk factors in evaluating such forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K. The Company does not have any obligation or intention to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances or otherwise, except as otherwise required by the federal securities laws. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all such factors. Furthermore, it may not be possible to assess the impact of any such factor on the Company’s or PAWC’s business, either viewed independently or together, or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. The foregoing factors should not be construed as exhaustive.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following exhibits have been furnished herewith:
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
AMERICAN WATER WORKS COMPANY, INC.
Dated: December 18, 2017
/s/ LINDA G. SULLIVAN
Linda G. Sullivan
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer