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Photo Release -- Gerard L. Esposito Named Chairman of the Delaware Solid Waste Authority

ISELIN, N.J., Feb. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Middlesex Water Company (Nasdaq:MSEX) is pleased to announce that Gerard L. (Jerry) Esposito, President of its Delaware subsidiaries, Tidewater Utilities, Inc. and Tidewater Environmental Services, Inc., has been named Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) by Delaware Governor Jack Markell. The DSWA works to define, develop, and implement cost-effective plans and programs for solid waste management which best serve Delaware and protect public health and the environment.

A photo accompanying this release is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=30811.

Mr. Esposito joined the DSWA Board of Directors in 2008. He began his career as an Environmental Planner with the Coastal Sussex Environmental Protection Agency Water Quality Program. He then joined the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control where he held positions of increasing responsibility advancing to Deputy Director and then the Director of Delaware's Division of Water Resources, assuming administrative responsibility over all of the State's water pollution, water supply, water quality, wetlands, and environmental laboratory programs. Mr. Esposito joined Tidewater Utilities, Inc. in 1998 as Executive Vice President, and was elected President in 2002 and continues to serve in that role.

"Jerry is a valued member of our executive team, a proven leader and a strong advocate for the environment, our industry and Delaware residents. We congratulate him on his selection and wish him well in driving forward the goals of the DSWA," said Dennis W. Doll, Chairman, President and CEO of Middlesex Water Company, Tidewater's parent company.

Esposito Named Chairman of Delaware Solid Waste Authority


Esposito's community and civic involvement includes serving as a Board member of various other non-profit and governmental organizations, including the Port of Wilmington's Diamond State Port Corporation, Better Business Bureau of Delaware and Junior Achievement Delaware. He is a graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and earned his Master of Science degree in Resource Economics from the University of Delaware.

The DSWA Board is comprised of seven Delaware residents representing The City of Wilmington and New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties. With the exception of its Chairman, who serves at the pleasure of the Governor, the Board is appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate for three-year terms.

Tidewater Utilities, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Middlesex Water Company was established in 1964 and provides a wide range of water and wastewater services including consulting, contract operations and maintenance, and bulk water supply. Visit www.tuiwater.com.

Middlesex Water Company, organized in 1897, provides regulated and unregulated water and wastewater utility services in New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania through various subsidiary companies. For additional information regarding Middlesex Water Company visit www.middlesexwater.com or call (732) 634-1500.

CONTACT: Bernadette Sohler, Vice President - Corporate Affairs Middlesex Water Company (732) 638-7549 bsohler@middlesexwater.com

Source:Middlesex Water Company