American Water Names New VPs in Business Development, Investor Relations

American Water Works Company, Inc., has named Martin Uczen as vice president of Business Development and Strategy, effective June 24, 2015. The company also named Greg Panagos its new vice president of Investor Relations, effective July 6, 2015.? ?

?I am very pleased to welcome Marty to our business development team at American Water,? said Mark Strauss, Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Business Development. ?Marty comes to us with an impressive track record spanning 20 years in a number of financial and corporate strategy roles for other utility industry companies. His skills and expertise will be an important asset to American Water?s innovation and growth initiatives.?

In this new role, Uczen will work with Strauss and other senior leadership and the Business Development teams in both the regulated and market-based businesses to identify, evaluate and execute growth strategies for the company.? He will also function as a key leader in American Water?s Innovation Development Process, which tests, develops and implements new technologies in the water industry. ?

Uczen brings more than 20 years of experience in corporate strategy and finance. He most recently served as director, Corporate Strategy and Business Development with Verizon Communications, where he led the strategy and execution of its energy and utilities line of business. Prior to that, he spent 14 years in several roles of increasing responsibility at Duke Energy. In his most recent position with Duke as director of Corporate Strategy and Growth Initiatives, his leadership in growth initiatives resulted in the launch of commercial wind, solar and electric transmission businesses.

Uczen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, N.Y., and an MBA from the University of North Carolina. He is also a certified public accountant in New York and North Carolina.

American Water has also named Greg Panagos its new vice president of Investor Relations.???

Panagos succeeds Edward Vallejo, who was named American Water?s vice president of Financial Strategy, Planning and Decision Support in January 2015.

?We are so pleased to have someone with Greg?s background and knowledge join our team,? said Linda Sullivan, senior vice president and chief financial officer of American Water. ?Greg has more than 20 years of corporate finance and investor relations experience, including several years in the energy industry. Additionally, he has substantial experience in stakeholder engagement, which is very important to American Water as we continue to maintain and build relations with those who invest in our company.?

Panagos has served in a number of senior investor relations and communication roles prior to joining American Water, most recently serving as senior vice president of investor relations and communications for Barrick Gold Corporation, located in Toronto, Ontario. In this role, Panagos led investor relations, communications and corporate social responsibility for the world?s largest gold mining company with annual revenues in excess of $10 billion.

Prior to that, Panagos served as vice president of investor relations and communications at Transocean, where he developed and led the investor and media relations strategies leading to and following the merger between Transocean and Global Santa Fe. He also led investor relations and/or communications at Noble Energy, Inc., and Pennzoil Company.

Panagos holds a master?s degree in business administration from Rice University and a bachelor?s degree in economics/accounting from Claremont McKenna College.

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