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): March 2, 2021
American Water Works Company, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Commission File Number: 001-34028
|(State or other jurisdiction|
1 Water Street
Camden, NJ 08102-1658
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of Each Class||Trading Symbol||Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered|
|Common stock, par value $0.01 per share||AWK||New York Stock Exchange|
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
On March 2, 2021, an administrative law judge (“ALJ”) in the Office of Administrative Law of New Jersey filed an initial decision with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (the “NJBPU”) that recommended denial of a petition filed by New Jersey American Water Company, Inc. (“NJAWC”), a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water Works Company, Inc. (the “Company”), which seeks approval of acquisition adjustments in rates of $28.5 million associated with the acquisitions by NJAWC of Shorelands Water Company, Inc. in April 2017 and the Borough of Haddonfield’s water and wastewater systems in 2015. NJAWC plans to provide exceptions to the initial decision and recommendations by the ALJ prior to a decision by the NJBPU.
Effective March 3, 2021, the Company is affirming its 2021 earnings per share (“EPS”) guidance range of $4.18 to $4.28 per share, and its long-term earnings growth target of 7-10% compound annual growth rate for 2021-2025.
The information furnished in response to this Item 7.01 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 such information 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.
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.|
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|Dated:||March 2, 2021|| ||By:||/s/ M. SUSAN HARDWICK|
| || || ||M. Susan Hardwick|
| || || ||Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|