1. Aqua America Announces Appointment of Chris Franklin as Chairman of the Board

    Aqua America Announces Appointment of Chris Franklin as Chairman of the Board

    BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aqua America Inc. (NYSE: WTR) announced today that President and CEO Christopher H. Franklin has been elected chairman of the board, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Franklin became CEO in July 2015 and has served on the board of directors since October 2015...

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    1. This appointment reflects the confidence the board of directors has in Chris, and the respect he has earned through his two years of leadership as president and CEO of Aqua.
    2. Nick has done a tremendous job leading the Aqua Board of Directors for more than two decades.
    3. Chris has a proven track record as a strong and effective leader.
    4. Richard Glanton was the company's first named lead independent director and the board is appreciative of his long-standing service as lead director in that role.
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