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Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders, Other Events, Finan

Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

The annual meeting of shareholders was held on May 20, 2014.

The following table presents the voting results of the election of Class III directors at this meeting:

Name                    Votes For    Votes Withheld   Broker Non-Votes
Mr. John R. Fielder     26,836,701      263,757          8,088,076
Mr. James F. McNulty    26,817,442      283,016          8,088,076
Ms. Janice F. Wilkins   26,813,600      286,858          8,088,076

The advisory vote on the compensation of the Company's named executive officers as described in the Company's proxy statement, received the votes presented below. 96.4% of the total votes cast either in favor of or against the Company's executive compensation plan were cast in favor of the plan.

         25,621,493 shares voted in favor

         969,728 shares voted against

         509,237 shares abstained from voting

         8,088,076 shares broker non-votes

Shareholders ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm, with 34,625,231 voting in favor of the appointment, 301,361 shares voting against the appointment and 261,942 shares abstaining from voting on the appointment.

Item 8.01. Other Events

On May 20, 2014, the Board of Directors of American States Water Company approved an amendment to the 2013 Non-Employee Directors Stock Plan (the "Plan") to enable the Board to change the dollar value of restricted stock units granted to each non-employee director to an amount that is less than twice the then current annual cash retainer, commencing with the Company's annual meeting in 2015. Each non-employee director was granted restricted stock units equal in value to twice the current annual cash retainer on the date of the 2014 annual meeting. A copy of the amended Plan is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

The following exhibit is filed hereunder:

Exhibit 10.1: 2013 Non-Employee Directors Plan, as amended

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