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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
In accordance with Essential Utilities, Inc.’s Corporate Governance Guidelines, which establish age 75 as the normal retirement age for directors, on September 11, 2020, Nicholas DeBenedictis, chairman emeritus of the Board of Directors of Essential Utilities, Inc. (the “Company”), submitted his resignation from the Board of Directors and Committees of the Board effective September 15, 2020, the date of his 75th birthday. In view of Mr. DeBenedictis’ long and valuable service to the Company and to its Board of Directors and in order to facilitate a smooth transition of his responsibilities, the Board of Directors requested, and Mr. DeBenedictis agreed, that he continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors and member of the Risk Mitigation and Investment Policy Committee until the Company’s 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
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.
|ESSENTIAL UTILITIES, INC.|
|September 14, 2020||By:||/s/ Christopher P. Luning|
|Name: Christopher P. Luning|
|Title: Executive Vice President, |
General Counsel and Secretary