American States Water Company announces privatization contract award for Fort Riley, Kansas

Oct. 9, 2017
Estimated contract value of $601M over a 50-year period.

SAN DIMAS, CA, OCT 9, 2017 -- American States Water Company (AWR: NYSE) announced today that its contracted services subsidiary, American States Utility Services, Inc. ("ASUS"), has been awarded a 50-year contract by the U.S. government to operate, maintain, and provide construction management services for the water distribution, wastewater collection, and treatment facilities at Fort Riley, a United States Army installation located in Kansas. The value of the contract is estimated at approximately $601 million over a 50-year period and is subject to annual economic price adjustment. Under the contract, there is a 9-month transition period to ensure seamless operations are established and inventory assets are fully accounted for in the contract.

"We are very pleased to have been awarded another significant 50-year contract, which confirms our strong relationship with the U.S. government and their continued confidence in our expertise and experience in managing water and wastewater systems on military bases," stated Robert J. Sprowls, President and CEO of American States Water Company. "This win marks another important milestone in the growth strategy of our contracted services business and we are well positioned to continue competing for new contracts in the future."

Fort Riley is a United States Army installation located in North Central Kansas and is currently home to the 1st Infantry Division. Fort Riley is also the site of the United States Cavalry School. At over 100,000 acres, Fort Riley has a daytime population of nearly 25,000. With the addition of Fort Riley, ASUS will be providing water and wastewater utility services at eleven military bases located within eight states.

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 259,000 customers located throughout 10 counties in Northern, Coastal and Southern California.