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Supporting Everyday Life - Research Report on Avista Corp., Duke Energy Corp., Aqua America Inc., Xylem Inc. and American Water

Supporting Everyday Life - Research Report on Avista Corp., Duke Energy Corp.,
       Aqua America Inc., Xylem Inc. and American Water Works Co. Inc.

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NEW YORK, March 1, 2013

NEW YORK, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Avista
Corp. (NYSE: AVA), Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE: DUK), Aqua America Inc. (NYSE:
WTR), Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL) and American Water Works Co., Inc. (NYSE: AWK).
Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price
targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Avista Corp. Research Report

"Energy efficiency is a sustainable way for school districts to manage their
costs while creating a more comfortable learning environment for students,"
said Ann Carey, Avista's multi-site account executive, as Avista and Spokane
Public Schools team up for energy savings. The Spokane Public Schools (SPS)
get an A+ for efficiency improvements made to district schools and facilities,
which have qualified them $300 thousand in energy efficiency rebates and
incentives from Avista. "Reducing energy use is a great example to set for our
future generations. By upgrading our facilities, we are creating better
learning environments for our students and teaching them to be stewards of
energy efficiency. We are grateful to Avista for providing opportunities that
allow the school district to save energy, as well as taxpayer dollars," said
Spokane Public Schools Associate Superintendent Dr. Mark Anderson. The Full
Research Report on Avista Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/3e9a_AVA]

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Aqua American Inc. Research Report

2012 Full Year earnings give Aqua America a 37% growth in net income. For the
full year 2012, diluted earnings per share were $1.40, compared to $1.03 in
2011, on 0.9 % more shares outstanding. Revenue for the year was $757.8
million compared to $687.3 million in 2011, an increase of 10.3 %. Net income
for the full year 2012 rose to $196.6 million from $143.1 million in 2011.
Aqua America Chairman and CEO Nicholas DeBenedictis said, "The fourth quarter
was operationally strong. If you remove 2011's one-time tax benefit from bonus
depreciation and - although it is on-going, also remove the repair tax benefit
from 2012 - adjusted income per common share (Non-GAAP financial measure)
would be $0.25 vs. $0.22, an increase of more than 13%." In 2012, the company
also invested $348 million in regulated infrastructure improvements across all
of its regulated operations as part of its capital investment program. The
Full Research Report on Aqua American, Inc. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/7633_WTR]

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Xylem Inc. Research Report

Xylem President and CEO Gretchen McClain and her leadership team will host
Xylem's first investor day as a standalone company at the New York Stock
Exchange this coming 7^th of March. They will present a strategic overview of
the company, its business units and future plans. Xylem is a leading global
water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, test and
efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building
services, industrial and agricultural settings. The Full Research Report on
Xylem Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/3e5c_XYL]

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American Water Works Co. Inc. Research Report

American Water is pleased to report its 2012 Year-End and Q4 results , with
increases in revenues, net income and cash flow. Jeff Streba, President and
CEO of American Water announced that 2012 was a year of strong financial
performance on all fronts, marking a 20% increase in EPS from continuing
operations. Revenues increased 7.9% year-over-year to $2.9 billion, while
operating cash flows increased 18.2% over 2011 to $955.6 million for 2012. In
2012, the company also invested approximately $929 million in company-funded
capital improvements, compared to approximately $925 million in 2011. Included
in this is the completion of two large capital projects in New Jersey and
Pennsylvania, with a combined investment of $176 million, which benefit more
than 625,000 people. The Full Research Report on American Water Works Co. Inc.
- including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/db8a_AWK]

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Duke Energy Corp. Research Report

Duke Energy, the nation's largest electric power holding company welcomes John
Herron on board as new board member, effective March 1^st, 2013. "John Herron
brings 34 years of utility industry experience to our board," said Duke Energy
lead director Ann Gray. "His deep knowledge and insight, gained at a variety
of nuclear energy facilities over more than three decades, will be a valuable
asset to our board and company." Mr. Herron will become Duke's 16^th board
member. The Full Research Report on Duke Energy Corp. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/7bfd_DUK]

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