Liberty Utilities Completes Acquisition of Arkansas Water Business in Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Business center, hours, phone numbers and mailing addresses to remain the same

Pine Bluff, AR, February 1, 2013 – Liberty Utilities Co. today announced the completion of the acquisition of United Water’s regulated water utility serving approximately 17,000 customers in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

“Liberty Utilities is a large, established utility operator and will ensure there is a smooth transition for Pine Bluff water customers,” said David Pasieka, president, Liberty Utilities. “Liberty Utilities is very pleased to be doing business in Arkansas. Our seasoned management and staff, located here in Pine Bluff, are focused on the continued delivery of safe, reliable drinking water to the local residents.”

In addition to retaining all current employees, Liberty Utilities will add three new positions to the utility which will further enhance delivery of a positive customer and community experience. Customers will not notice immediate differences beyond a new logo on their water bills, our buildings and water service vehicles.

“We will continue to provide first in class customer service and the high quality water that residents have become accustomed to,” said Lester Melton, general manager, Liberty Utilities.

The final state and federal regulatory approvals needed to complete the transaction were granted in December 2012. The sale was originally announced in August 2012.

About Liberty Utilities

Liberty Utilities is a regulated water, natural gas and electric transmission and distribution utility, delivering responsive and reliable essential services to over one third of a million customers across the United States. With a local approach to management, service and support, we deliver efficient, dependable services to meet the needs of our customers. Liberty Utilities provides a superior customer experience through walk-in customer centers, locally focused conservation and energy efficiency initiatives, and programs for businesses and residential customers. We measure our performance in terms of service reliability, an enjoyable customer experience, and an unwavering dedication to public and workplace safety. Liberty Utilities currently operates in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, New Hampshire and Texas. For more information, please visit www.LibertyUtilities.com.

For more information contact:
Lester Melton