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): May 11, 2018
American Water Works Company, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Commission File Number: 001-34028
1025 Laurel Oak Road
(State or other jurisdiction
Voorhees, NJ 08043
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
The 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “2018 Annual Meeting”) of American Water Works Company, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), was held on May 11, 2018. An aggregate of 159,953,201 shares, or 89.8% of the Company’s issued and outstanding common stock as of March 15, 2018, the record date for the 2018 Annual Meeting, was represented in person or by proxy at the 2018 Annual Meeting, constituting a quorum. The results of voting at the 2018 Annual Meeting on each of the matters submitted to a vote of the Company’s stockholders thereat is as set forth below.
The following eight nominees were elected as directors of the Company for a term expiring at the 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, and until their successors are duly elected and qualified, and received the votes set forth adjacent to their names below:
Jeffrey N. Edwards
Martha Clark Goss
Veronica M. Hagen
Julia L. Johnson
Karl F. Kurz
James G. Stavridis
Susan N. Story
The stockholders approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of our named executive officers by the following vote:
The ratification of the appointment, by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors (the “Board”), of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2018, was approved by the following vote:
The following non-binding stockholder proposals were not approved by the following votes:
Human Right to Water and Sanitation
Item 8.01. Other Events.
Appointment of Chairman and Board Committee Members
Following the 2018 Annual Meeting, the Board appointed director Karl F. Kurz to serve as Chairman of the Board and the following directors to be members of the Board’s standing committees, effective as of May 11, 2018 and until the 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders or until his or her earlier death, resignation or removal:
Audit, Finance and Risk
Martha Clark Goss (Chair), Jeffrey N. Edwards, George MacKenzie and Admiral James G. Stavridis
Executive Development and Compensation
Julia L. Johnson (Chair), Martha Clark Goss and Veronica M. Hagen
George MacKenzie (Chair), Veronica M. Hagen and Julia L. Johnson
Safety, Environmental, Technology and Operations
Veronica M. Hagen (Chair), Jeffrey N. Edwards and Admiral James G. Stavridis
Implementation of Provisional Water and Wastewater Rates in New Jersey
On May 11, 2018, New Jersey-American Water Company, Inc. (“NJAWC”), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, filed to implement approximately $75 million in provisional rates for water and wastewater service while the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (the “NJBPU”) reviews NJAWC’s general rate case, which was filed on September 15, 2017. In this general rate case, NJAWC has requested $117 million in additional annualized water and wastewater revenues, which reflect the reduction in the federal corporate income tax rate resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The provisional rates will take effect on June 15, 2018 and will remain in effect, subject to refund, until the NJPBU renders its final decision on NJAWC’s general rate case, which is expected later in 2018.
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: May 11, 2018
/s/ MICHAEL A. SGRO
Michael A. Sgro
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary