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Connecticut Water Service Inc (CTWS.OQ)

CTWS.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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12 Dec 2017
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Benoit

60 2017 Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance, Treasurer

Kristen Johnson

50 2010 Vice President - Human Resources, Corporate Secretary

Craig Patla

50 Vice President - Service Delivery

Maureen Westbrook

58 1988 Vice President - Customer and Regulatory Affairs

Carol Wallace

62 2013 Lead Independent Director

Bradford Hunter

61 2015 Director

Ellen Wolf

63 2015 Director

Richard Forde

63 2013 Independent Director

Mary Hanley

60 1999 Independent Director

Heather Hunt

51 2006 Independent Director

Lisa Thibdaue

64 2000 Independent Director

Laurie Felleman

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Biographies

Name Description

David Benoit

Mr. David C. Benoit is Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance, Treasurer of Connecticut Water Service Inc. David, who joined the company in 1996, had served as the Vice President, Treasurer and CFO. Eric W. Thornburg, President and CEO of Connecticut Water, commented, “David has provided us with outstanding leadership and financial expertise. He expertly leads the finance and accounting team, and honors and reflects the company’s core values.” His recent work on the stock issuance in December 2012, our rate settlement to implement the repair tax accounting treatment, and the acquisitions of 32,000 customers between Maine Water and Biddeford and Saco Water Company are just examples of the many successful efforts he has led.

Kristen Johnson

Ms. Kristen A. Johnson is Vice President - Human Resources, Corporate Secretary of Connecticut Water Service Inc. She previously served as the senior vice president, Human Resources and Organizational Development Officer for Rockville Bank.

Craig Patla

Maureen Westbrook

Carol Wallace

Ms. Carol P. Wallace is an Lead Independent Director of Connecticut Water Service, Inc. She is Chairman of Cooper-Atkins Corporation, a manufacturer of temperature acquisition instruments, and has served in that capacity since 2004 in addition to serving as its President and Chief Executive Officer since 1994. She is also a director of Zygo Corporation, Middefield, CT; Sandstone Group, LLC, Milwaukee, WI; and she is a Board member of Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, CT. Ms. Wallace’s more than 15 years’ experience as Chief Executive Officer of a manufacturing firm with global sales gives her skills in executive leadership, including financial management, business strategy, financial accounting, and customer and employee satisfaction. Skills, qualifications and attributes: Executive Leadership; Finance/Capital Management; Financial Expertise/Literacy; Strategic Planning; Corporate Governance; Executive Compensation; Risk Management.

Bradford Hunter

Mr. Bradford A. Hunter is Director of the company. He has served as Chief Financial Officer of Dead River Company, the largest residential distributor of heating oil and propane in northern New England, from 2007 until his retirement in 2013. Previously, Mr. Hunter spent 26 years in commercial banking where he last served as Chairman and CEO of Bank of America, Maine and its predecessor, Fleet Bank of Maine.

Ellen Wolf

Ms. Ellen C. Wolf is Director of the company. She served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of American Water Works Company, Inc., the largest investor owned U.S. water and wastewater company, from 2006 until her retirement in May 2013. Previously, Ms. Wolf served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Centrus Energy (formerly USEC, Inc.) from 2003 until 2006.

Richard Forde

Mr. Richard H. Forde is Independent Director of Connecticut Water Service, Inc. He brings a wealth of financial and managerial experience to the CTWS Board. Prior to his retirement in 2012, his career at Cigna Corporation spanned 35 years with the last 8 years as Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer. He was responsible for the performance of more than $23 billion in corporate portfolio and defined pension plan assets and oversaw Cigna Corporation's 401(k) plan. Mr. Forde received a B.A. in Economics from Bates College, before receiving an MBA in Finance, Accounting and Management Policy from Northwestern University. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Bates College. Skills, qualifications and attributes: Executive Leadership; Financial/Capital Management; Financial Expertise/Literacy; Investments; Executive Compensation; Strategic Planning; Risk Management.

Mary Hanley

Ms. Mary Ann Hanley is Independent Director of Connecticut Water Service, Inc. She Assistant to the President of St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center and Director of The Valencia Society, the endowment fund for the hospital. From January 1995 to February 1998, she was legal counsel to the Governor’s Office, State of Connecticut. She currently chairs the State's Small Business Innovation and Research Council and is Vice Chair of the Board of Oak Hill. Ms. Hanley’s experience as legal counsel and advisor to the Governor’s Office of the State of Connecticut gives her expertise on the inner workings of Connecticut’s state government. Skills, qualifications and attributes: Financial Expertise/Literacy; Strategic Planning; Corporate Governance; Government Relations; Public Affairs & Communications; Legal; Risk Management. .

Heather Hunt

Ms. Heather L. Hunt is Independent Director of Connecticut Water Service, Inc. She is Executive Director of the New England States’ Committee on Electricity since January 2009. She is also an attorney with a regulatory law practice in Stratford, Connecticut. Previously, Ms. Hunt was Director of State and Local Government Affairs at United Technologies Corporation from January 2001 to September 2003. From June 1998 through December 2000, she was with the Southern Connecticut Gas Company in regulatory and public policy capacities, ultimately as Vice President. In addition, she served as a Commissioner of the Maine Public Utility Commission from October 1995 through May 1998 and as a Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control from October 1993 through July 1995.

Lisa Thibdaue

Ms. Lisa J. Thibdaue is Independent Director of Connecticut Water Service, Inc. She was named the Vice President, Rates, Regulatory Affairs and Compliance at Northeast Utilities in January 1998 and has served as Vice President, Regulatory and Governmental Affairs at Northeast Utilities from 2005 until her retirement on February 1, 2013. From 1996 to 1997, she was Executive Director, Rates and Regulatory Affairs at Consumers Energy, a natural gas and electric utility located in Michigan. Ms. Thibdaue served on various American Gas Association and Edison Electric Institute Committees. She is also the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Michigan State University Institute of Public Utilities. Ms. Thibdaue’s more than 14 years’ experience in rates and regulatory matters, including direct involvement with Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel and the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (“PURA”), at a regulated electric utility in Connecticut provides her with extensive knowledge of the Company’s regulatory environment. Skills, qualifications and attributes: Finance/Capital Management; Financial Expertise/Literacy; Utility Industry/Regulatory; Strategic Planning; Government Relations; Public Affairs & Communications; Risk Management.

Laurie Felleman

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

David Benoit

1,135,960

Kristen Johnson

592,318

Craig Patla

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Maureen Westbrook

767,246

Carol Wallace

94,200

Bradford Hunter

53,800

Ellen Wolf

57,000

Richard Forde

66,677

Mary Hanley

59,000

Heather Hunt

53,000

Lisa Thibdaue

65,000

Laurie Felleman

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As Of  31 Dec 2016