California Water Service Group Names New Vice President, Regulatory Matters and Corporate Relations

California Water Service Group Names New Vice President, Regulatory Matters and 
Corporate Relations 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/13/13 --  California Water Service
Group (NYSE: CWT) today announced the selection of Paul G. Townsley,
55, as Vice President, Regulatory Matters and Corporate Relations,
effective in March 2013. 
Townsley has more than 30 years of experience in multi-utility
corporations providing water, wastewater, electricity, natural gas,
and telecommunications services across the United States.  
Most recently, he served as Divisional Vice President, Operations and
Engineering, for EPCOR Water USA, where he was responsible for its
operations, engineering, construction, operational risk and safety,
water quality, environmental compliance, and water resources in
Arizona and New Mexico.  
Previously, he served as President of American Water Works Company
subsidiaries in Arizona, New Mexico, and Hawaii. Prior to that, he
was American Water Works Company's President, Western Region, where
he was responsible for regulated utilities in five western states,
including California. Before joining American Water Works Company in
2002, Townsley held several senior management positions at Citizens
Utilities Company, where he was responsible for electricity, natural
gas, telecommunications, water, and wastewater business units in
Arizona and eventually for Citizens' water and wastewater
subsidiaries nationwide. 
"Paul brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position.
Having successfully led regulated utilities in California, New
Mexico, Arizona, and Hawaii, he has a clear understanding of the
importance of effective regulatory affairs management to our
Company's success," said Peter C. Nelson, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of California Water Service Group. 
Townsley holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Engineering
from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York. He is
a licensed professional engineer in Arizona and Hawaii and holds a
national license as a marine engineer.  
He currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, but plans to relocate to
the San Jose area in the near future.  
California Water Service Group is the parent company of California
Water Service Company, Washington Water Service Company, New Mexico
ater Service Company, Hawaii Water Service Company, Inc., CWS
Utility Services, and HWS Utility Services, LLC. Together these
companies provide regulated and non-regulated water service to
approximately 2 million people in more than 100 California,
Washington, New Mexico and Hawaii communities. Group's common stock
trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CWT."  
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
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estimates, assumptions and projections, and management's judgment
about the Company, the water utility industry and general economic
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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, including decisions on proper
disposition of property; changes in regulatory commissions' policies
and procedures; the timeliness of regulatory commissions' actions
concerning rate relief; new legislation; changes in accounting
valuations and estimates; the ability to satisfy requirements related
to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other regulations on internal controls;
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. The Company assumes
no obligation to provide public updates of forward-looking
1720 North First Street
 San Jose, CA 95112-4598 
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