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Form 8-K for AMERICAN STATES WATER CO


15-Mar-2013

Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exhi


Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers;
Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On March 13, 2013, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors approved performance awards in the form of restricted stock units for Robert J. Sprowls, President and Chief Executive Officer of American States Water Company and its subsidiaries, Denise L. Kruger, Senior Vice President-Regulated Utilities for Golden State Water Company, McClellan Harris III, Senior Vice President and Assistant Secretary of American States Utility Services, Inc., Eva G. Tang, Senior Vice President-Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of American States Water Company and its subsidiaries and Treasurer of American States Water Company, and Patrick R. Scanlon, Vice President - Water Operations for Golden State Water Company. The target amount of the performance award to Mr. Sprowls is 6,451 restricted stock units. The target amount of the performance award to each of Ms. Kruger, Mr. Harris and Ms. Tang is 956 restricted stock units. The target amount of the performance award to Mr. Scanlon is 746 restricted stock units.

The awards vest on December 31, 2013, 2014 and 2015 in the percentages of 33%, 33% and 34%, respectively, subject to certification by the Compensation Committee that the applicable performance criteria have been satisfied at the end of the earlier of (i) a three-year performance period, (ii) the death or disability of the executive, or (iii) a change in control of the Company. Each executive officer will be entitled to receive common shares equal to the amount of restricted stock units earned at the end of the performance period. Each of the executive officers will also be entitled to receive dividends payable in additional restricted stock units equal to the amount of dividends payable on an equivalent number of the Company's common shares to the extent that the underlying restricted stock units are earned

Each of the performance criteria set forth in the form of performance award agreement attached as Exhibit 10.1 apply to the performance award granted to Mr. Sprowls and Ms. Tang. The total shareholder return and Golden State Water Company operating expense control criteria apply to the performance award granted to Ms. Kruger and Mr. Scanlon. The total shareholder return and ASUS cumulative net earnings criteria apply to Mr. Harris.



Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

The following document is filed as an Exhibit to this Report:

Exhibit 10.1 Form of Performance Award Agreement *


*Management contract or compensatory arrangement.


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