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Acquisitions, Fleet Expansions, Corporate Credit Rating Upgrade, and Quarterly Dividend - Research Report on NV Energy,

Acquisitions, Fleet Expansions, Corporate Credit Rating Upgrade, and Quarterly
    Dividend - Research Report on NV Energy, NiSource, CenterPoint Energy,
               American Water Works, and American States Water

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NEW YORK, June 12, 2013

NEW YORK, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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Today, Wall Street Reports announced new research reports highlighting NV
Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NVE), NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
(NYSE: CNP), American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK), and American
States Water Company (NYSE: AWR). Today's readers may access these reports
free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst
ratings - via the links below.

NV Energy, Inc. Research Report

On May 29, 2013, NV Energy, Inc. (NV Energy) and MidAmerican Energy Holdings
Company (MidAmerican) announced that they have reached a definitive agreement
whereby MidAmerican will acquire NV Energy. Under the terms of the agreement,
MidAmerican will purchase all outstanding shares of NV Energy's common stock
for $23.75 per share in cash. Michael Yackira, President and Chief Executive
Officer of NV Energy, said, "By joining forces with MidAmerican, we will gain
access to additional operational and financial resources as we continue to
position NV Energy to support the evolving energy needs of our state and work
with public policy leaders and regulators to reshape Nevada's energy future."
Mr. Yackira further added, "Importantly, we will have the opportunity to
combine MidAmerican's expertise in renewable energy with Nevada's vast
renewable resources for the benefit of our customers and our state." The Full
Research Report on NV Energy, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at
[http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/8750_NVE]

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NiSource Inc. Research Report

On June 6, 2013, NiSource Inc. (NiSource) released its first Inclusion and
Diversity (I&D) Report, which highlights the progress toward advancing I&D as
an essential part of the Company's strategic direction and operational
identity. The report details NiSource's commitment, ongoing strategy and
achievements through four dimensions of I&D: employees, customers,
communities, and supplier diversity. "Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) is central
to our efforts to build a stronger company that respects and values everyone's
unique contributions, views and fundamental desire to do good work," said
Robert C. Skaggs, Jr, President and Chief Executive Officer of NiSource. "This
commitment is more than just the right thing to do. It drives tangible
benefits for our company, our customers and all our stakeholders." The Full
Research Report on NiSource Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at
[http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/f46f_NI]

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CenterPoint Energy, Inc. Research Report

On June 6, 2013, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CenterPoint) announced that it will
add 35 natural gas vehicles to its fleet across Arkansas, Louisiana,
Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. Additionally, the Company expects
to provide natural gas service to at least 17 new compressed natural gas
fueling stations built in the Company's service territory. "Vehicles powered
by affordable, clean, safe and domestic natural gas can create American jobs,
save businesses and consumers money, protect the environment, and bring us
energy independence for the decades ahead," said Joe McGoldrick, Division
President of Gas Operations at CenterPoint. "Natural gas can compete with
other vehicle fuels, but we need to expand our infrastructure and nurture the
growing natural gas vehicle market." CenterPoint's own natural gas vehicle
fleet will grow to 85 vehicles by the end of 2013. The Full Research Report on
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings
and price targets - is available to download free of charge at
[http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/c6af_CNP]

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American Water Works Company, Inc. Research Report

On May 24, 2013, American Water Works Company, Inc. (American Water) announced
that Standard & Poor's upgraded the corporate credit rating of American Water
and its subsidiaries. American Water Capital Corp., New Jersey American Water
Co., and Pennsylvania American Water Co. received a rating of A- from the
previous BBB+ with a stable outlook. Jeff Sterba, President and Chief
Executive Officer of American Water said, "This upgrade is important for our
customers as well. The reliable water service we deliver to millions of people
every day is dependent upon the maintenance of our water systems. Having
greater access to capital at lower debt costs enhances our ability to make
needed investments while balancing the impact it has on those we serve." The
Full Research Report on American Water Works Company, Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at
[http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/a8b0_AWK]

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American States Water Company Research Report

On May 21, 2013, American States Water Company's (American States Water) Board
of Directors announced that it has approved a 14.1% increase in its Q3 cash
dividend. The previously approved dividend of $0.355 per share will now be
$0.405 per share on the common shares of the Company. The increase is
equivalent to $0.20 per share above its current annualized dividend rate of
$1.42 to $1.62. Dividends on the common shares will be payable on September 3,
2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 15, 2013.
Further, the Board also approved a two-for-one stock split of the Company's
common stock. Shareholders of record at the close of business on August 15,
2013 will receive one additional share of American States Water stock for each
share they own. Robert J. Sprowls, President and Chief Executive Officer of
American States Water, said, "This double-digit increase in our quarterly
dividend and the stock split reflect our Board's confidence in the company's
ability to continue to deliver solid results and its desire to have a payout
ratio that is more in line with our peers." The Full Research Report on
American States Water Company - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at
[http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/e74b_AWR]

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