RWE representatives resign from American Water Board of Directors

VOORHEES, NJ, Nov. 23, 2009 -- American Water announced that Dr. Manfred Döss, Dr. Rolf Pohlig and Andreas G. Zetzsche have resigned as members of its Board of Directors in connection with RWE's offering of American Water common stock that closed today...

VOORHEES, NJ, Nov. 23, 2009 -- American Water Works Company Inc., the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company, has announced, effective today, Dr. Manfred Döss, Dr. Rolf Pohlig and Andreas G. Zetzsche have resigned as members of its Board of Directors in connection with RWE's offering of American Water common stock that closed today.

Döss and Pohlig have served on the American Water Board since August 8, 2007 and Zetzsche has served on the Board since August 17, 2007.

"American Water thanks Dr. Döss, Dr. Pohlig and Mr. Zetzsche for their service on our Board of Directors," said George MacKenzie, Chairman of the Board of American Water. "Their knowledge and expertise were valuable and we wish them well and appreciate the support they gave the company."

American Water's Board of Directors will consist of eight members, seven of whom are independent under applicable SEC rules and listing standards of the New York Stock Exchange.

About American Water
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15 million people in 32 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.

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