Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   May 8, 2018



Aqua America, Inc.


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Pennsylvania   001-06659   23-1702594
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
762 West Lancaster Avenue,
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
(Address of principal executive offices)       (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 610-527-8000


Not Applicable


Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

The 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Aqua America, Inc. (the “Company”) was held on May 8, 2018 at the Drexelbrook Banquet Facility & Corporate Events Center, 4700 Drexelbrook Drive, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania 19026, pursuant to the Notice sent, on or about March 29, 2018, to all shareholders of record at the close of business on March 9, 2018. At the annual meeting:

1. The following nominees were elected as directors of the Company to serve for one-year terms and until their successors are elected and qualified. The votes received are set forth adjacent to the names below:


Name of Nominee  For  Withheld
Carolyn J. Burke   109,512,997    1,186,920 
Nicholas DeBenedictis   108,507,970    2,191,947 
Christopher H. Franklin   107,081,602    3,618,315 
William P. Hankowsky   97,526,256    13,173,661 
Daniel J. Hilferty   108,937,255    1,762,662 
Wendell F. Holland   109,538,648    1,161,269 
Ellen T. Ruff   109,043,069    1,656,848 


There were 41,022,179 broker non-votes recorded for each nominee.


2. The appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for the Company for the 2018 fiscal year, was ratified by the following vote of shareholders:


For  Against  Abstain
 149,114,400    2,038,123    569,573 


There were no broker non-votes for the ratification of the independent registered public accounting firm.

3. The advisory vote to approve the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers for 2017 as disclosed in the Company’s Proxy Statement for the 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders was approved by the following vote of shareholders:


For  Against  Abstain  Broker Non-Votes
 103,353,240    5,503,135    1,843,542    41,022,179 





Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.




May 11, 2018 By:

/s/ Christopher P. Luning  

  Name: Christopher P. Luning
  Title: Senior Vice President, General Counsel
and Secretary