California Water Service Group Board of Directors Declares

California Water Service Group Board of Directors Declares 270th
Consecutive Quarterly Dividend 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/25/12 --  At its meeting today,
the California Water Service Group (NYSE: CWT) Board of Directors
declared the company's 270th consecutive quarterly dividend in the
amount of $0.1575 per common share. It will be payable on August 17,
2012, to stockholders of record on August 6, 2012.  
California Water Service Group is the parent company of California
Water Service Company, Washington Water Service Company, New Mexico
Water Service Company, Hawaii Water Service Company, Inc., CWS
Utility Services, and HWS Utility Services. Together these companies
provide regulated and non-regulated water service to nearly 2 million
people in California, Washington, New Mexico, and Hawaii. Group's
common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the
meaning established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995 ("Act"). The forward-looking statements are intended to
qualify under provisions of the federal securities laws for "safe
harbor" treatment established by the Act. Forward-looking statements
are based on currently available information, expectations,
estimates, assumptions and projections, and management's judgment
about the Company, the water utility industry and general economic
conditions. Such words as expects, intends, plans, believes,
estimates, assumes, anticipates, projects, predicts, forecasts or
variations of such words or similar expressions are intended to
identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements
are not guarantees of future performance. They are subject to
uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Actual results may vary
materially from what is contained in a forward-looking statement.
Factors that may cause a result different than expected or
anticipated include, but are not limited to: governmental and
regulatory commissions' decisions; changes in regulatory commissions'
policies and procedures; the timeliness of regulatory commissions'
actions concerning rate relief; new legislation; electric power
interruptions; increases in suppliers' prices and the availability of
supplies including water and power; fluctuations in interest rates;
changes in environmental compliance and water quality requirements;
acquisitions and our ability to successfully integrate acquired
companies; the ability to successfully implement business plans;
changes in customer water use patterns; the impact of weather on
water sales and operating results; access to sufficient capital on
satisfactory terms; civil disturbances or terrorist threats or acts,
or apprehension about the possible future occurrences of acts of this
type; the involvement of the United States in war or other
hostilities; restrictive covenants in or changes to the credit
ratings on our current or future debt that could increase our
financing costs or affect our ability to borrow, make payments on
debt or pay dividends; and, other risks and unforeseen events. When
considering forward-looking statements, you should keep in mind the
cautionary statements included in this paragraph, as well as the
annual 10-K, Quarterly 10-Q, and other reports filed from
time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The
Company assumes no obligation to provide public updates of
forward-looking statements. 
Additional information is available at our web site at  
1720 North First Street
 San Jose, CA 95112-4598 
Marty Kropelnicki 
(408) 367-8200 (analysts) 
Shannon Dean 
(310) 257-1435 (media) 
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