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A. O. Smith awards five scholarships to students pursuing trade careers

10/20/2017

Scholarships Icon Ashland City, Tenn. – A. O. Smith, the leading manufacturer of hot water systems for homes and businesses, has partnered with the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Educational Foundation to award scholarships to five outstanding students in pursuit of careers as plumbing and mechanical professionals.

A. O. Smith’s China operation wins Golden Voice Award a second time

10/12/2017

China Golden Voice Award 2017 Thumnbail Nanjing, China — A. O. Smith (China) Water Heater Co., Ltd.’s Customer Care Center won the 2017 Golden Voice Award: China Best Customer Contact Center (CS) of the Year Awards. The award represents the “Oscars” of the industry.

A. O. Smith earns Strategic Partner of the Year Award by Nexstar Network

10/10/2017

2017 Nexstar Award Ashland City, Tenn.— A. O. Smith was recently awarded the Strategic Partner of the Year award by Nexstar Network.

A. O. Smith declares quarterly dividend

10/9/2017

AOS NYSE Logo Milwaukee, Wis.— Directors of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $.14 per share on the company’s Common Stock and Class A Common Stock.

A. O. Smith breaks ground on new corporate research center

10/5/2017

Mayor Barrett and CEO Rajendra Milwaukee, Wis.—Officials from A. O. Smith Corporation broke ground today on a new 42,700 square foot corporate technology center on Milwaukee’s northwest side.

A. O. Smith to hold third quarter conference call on October 25

10/3/2017

AOS NYSE Logo Milwaukee, Wis.— A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) will release its third quarter 2017 financial results before the market opens on Wednesday, October 25, and has scheduled an investor conference call to follow at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).

A. O. Smith chosen once again as Top 100 China Best Employer

9/20/2017

Top 100 China Best Employer 2017 Nanjing, China — The Chinese recruitment website Zhaopin.com, announced their list of the top 100 best employers in China in 2017, which included A. O. Smith once again.

A. O. Smith acquires water softener company Hague Quality Water International

9/5/2017

Hague Logo Milwaukee, Wis.—A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) today announced it completed the purchase of Ohio-based William R. Hague, Inc. (known as Hague Quality Water International) for $44.5 million in cash plus a potential earn out of up to $2 million based on revenue growth over the next two years. The purchase price represents a multiple of approximately eight times EBITDA.

Nation’s leading water technology cluster to spotlight Wisconsin’s water industry

8/29/2017

Water Council Logo Milwaukee, Wisc. – A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) and The Water Council will be hosting Fostering Public-Private Innovations in the U.S. Water Market – Wisconsin’s Leadership on Sept. 6, at the U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center in Washington, D.C.

A. O. Smith reports record second quarter net earnings on nearly 11 percent increase in sales

7/26/2017

AOS NYSE Logo Milwaukee, Wis.—Water technology company A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE-AOS) today announced record second quarter net earnings of $92.4 million or $.53 per share on second quarter sales of $738.2 million. Net earnings per share grew eight percent compared with second quarter 2016 net earnings per share of $.49.

A. O. Smith Corporation awards 24 students merit scholarships

7/24/2017

Scholarships Icon Milwaukee, Wis.—A total of 24 students from the U.S., China, Mexico, The Netherlands, and Vietnam have earned 2017 merit scholarships awarded by A. O. Smith Corporation.

A. O. Smith, The Water Council announce BREW Corporate technology challenge winner

7/21/2017

Brew Corp AOS Logo Thumbnail Milwaukee, Wis. — A. O. Smith Corporation and The Water Council have selected Nanolytix of Toronto as the 2017 winner of the BREW Corporate: Powered by A. O. Smith challenge.

A. O. Smith to join the S&P 500

7/20/2017

AOS NYSE Logo Milwaukee, Wis.—Water technology company A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE-AOS) today announced that it will join the S&P 500 Index prior to the opening of trading on Wednesday, July 26.

A. O. Smith names Warren president and general manager of North America, India, Europe, and export water heater operations

7/13/2017

Dave Warren Thumbnail Milwaukee, Wis.—A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) today announced the appointment of David R. Warren as president and general manager of its North America, India, Europe, and Export (NAIEE) water heater operations.

A. O. Smith names Wheeler to Board of Directors

7/11/2017

Kevin Wheeler Thumbnail Milwaukee, Wis.—A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) today announced that President and Chief Operating Officer Kevin J. Wheeler has been elected to the company’s Board of Directors.

A. O. Smith declares quarterly dividend

7/10/2017

AOS NYSE Logo Milwaukee, Wis.— Directors of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $.14 per share on the company’s Common Stock and Class A Common Stock.

A. O. Smith to hold second quarter conference call on July 26

7/6/2017

AOS NYSE Logo Milwaukee, Wis.— A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) will release its second quarter 2017 financial results before the market opens on Wednesday, July 26, and has scheduled an investor conference call to follow at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).

Comin’ in hot: A. O. Smith Polaris® delivers high efficiency, hot water for homes

7/5/2017

Polaris Thumbnail Ashland City, Tenn. – A. O. Smith, a leading water heater manufacturer, will tap deeper into the high-demand residential hot water and domestic heating marketplace with the introduction of the Polaris® High Efficiency condensing gas water heater. The Polaris, which operates at a cost-saving thermal efficiency of up to 96 percent, easily installs and pairs with recirculating systems or domestic space heating systems.

A. O. Smith to build new research center on Milwaukee’s northwest side

5/24/2017

New CTC Building Milwaukee, Wis. — A. O. Smith will build a new research facility on Milwaukee's northwest side near its world headquarters. Groundbreaking is planned for September.

A. O. Smith, The Water Council to sponsor BREW corporate technology challenge

5/23/2017

Brew Corp AOS Logo Thumbnail Milwaukee, Wis. — A. O. Smith and The Water Council are once again partnering to sponsor the 2017 BREW Corporate: Powered by A. O. Smith.

A. O. Smith names Kevin Wheeler president, chief operating officer

5/18/2017

Kevin Wheeler Thumbnail Milwaukee, Wis.—A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) today announced that Kevin J. Wheeler has been named president and chief operating officer.

A. O. Smith’s Kulkarni named one of 100 most trusted CEOs

5/8/2017

Parag Kulkarni with Award New Dehli, India— Parag Kulkarni, managing director of A. O. Smith India Water Products Pvt., Ltd., has been named as one of the 100 Most Trusted CEOs of 2017.

A. O. Smith reports 19 percent earnings growth on 16 percent increase in sales

4/27/2017

AOS NYSE Logo Milwaukee, Wis.—Water technology company A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE-AOS) today announced record first quarter net earnings of $87.7 million or $.50 per share on record first quarter sales of $740.0 million. First quarter 2016 net earnings were $73.5 million or $.41 per share. This is the fifth consecutive year the company has achieved record first quarter sales and earnings performance.

Aquasana to appear on This Old House May 4

4/21/2017

Aquasana Logo Thumnbail Austin, Texas – Aquasana, the award-winning maker of water filtration systems for at home and on the go, will appear on the popular national home improvement show, “This Old House,” May 4 on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Check local listings: www.thisoldhouse.com/tvschedule.

A. O. Smith declares quarterly dividend

4/12/2017

AOS NYSE Logo Milwaukee, Wis.— Directors of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $.14 per share on the company’s Common Stock and Class A Common Stock.

A. O. Smith adds integrated recirculating pump to condensing tankless model

4/6/2017

540P Tankless Ashland City, Tenn. – A. O. Smith, North America’s largest manufacturer of residential and commercial water heaters, has launched a new condensing tankless water heater that features an integrated, powerful recirculation pump.

A. O. Smith to hold first quarter conference call on April 27

4/5/2017

AOS NYSE Logo Milwaukee, Wis.— A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) will release its first quarter 2017 financial results before the market opens on Thursday, April 27, and has scheduled an investor conference call to follow at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).

A. O. Smith consecutively named as one of South Carolina’s safest workplaces

4/3/2017

McBee Team and Safety Award Thumbnail Columbia, SC— Thanks to their safety first outlook, for the third year in a row, A. O. Smith team members were honored to receive an Excellence in Safety Award from the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. The statewide safety award is presented to companies that are ‘achieving a commendable lost workday case rate during the previous calendar year.”

A. O. Smith’s Kulkarni named ‘most impactful leader’

2/20/2017

Parag Kulkarni thumbnail Mumbai, India—Parag Kulkarni, managing director of A. O. Smith India Water Products Pvt., Ltd., has been named to the global listing of “50 Most Impactful Leaders in Water and Water Management.”

Frost & Sullivan names Aquasana, Inc. North American Company of the Year for residential water treatment

2/7/2017

Aquasana Frost Logo Thumbnail Santa Clara, Calif. — Based on its recent analysis of the residential water treatment market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Aquasana, Inc., an A. O. Smith Corporation company (NYSE-AOS), with the 2016 North American Company of the Year Award for its commitment to customer value, strategic and proven solutions, and exceptional quality.

A. O. Smith announces double-digit 2016 earnings growth on six percent increase in sales

2/2/2017

AOS NYSE Logo Milwaukee, Wis.— A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE-AOS) today announced record sales of $2.69 billion and record net earnings of $326.5 million, or $1.85 per share, for 2016 compared with net earnings of $282.9 million, or $1.58 per share, the previous year.

A. O. Smith announces 17 percent dividend increase

1/20/2017

AOS NYSE Logo Milwaukee, Wis.— Directors of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) today approved a 17 percent increase in the company’s quarterly cash dividend to $.14 per share. The dividend increase affects the company’s Common Stock and Class A Common Stock.

A. O. Smith to hold fourth quarter conference call on February 2

1/9/2017

AOS NYSE Logo Milwaukee, Wis.— A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) will release its fourth quarter 2016 financial results before the market opens on Thursday, Feb. 2, and has scheduled an investor conference call to follow at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

A. O. Smith reelected as Top 30 China Best Employer

1/3/2017

China Top 30 Logo Nanjing, China—A. O. Smith’s operations in China are members of an elite group, listed as one of the Top 30 China Best Employers. The 2016 companies list included a number of well-known international names such as IBM, Starbucks, Ikea, and Tencent.

A. O. Smith names Dr. Ilham Kadri to board of directors

12/12/2016

Dr. Kadri Thumbnail Milwaukee, Wis.—A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS) has named Dr. Ilham Kadri to its Board of Directors. Kadri is a senior vice president at Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) and president of the company’s Diversey Care Division. Diversey Care is a global leader in hygiene and health solutions, food safety and security, and infection prevention.

Fortune Magazine names CEO Rajendra to their Businessperson of the Year list

12/9/2016

Ajita-Rajendra-120x120 Milwaukee, Wis. — Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of A. O. Smith Corporation, Ajita Rajendra, was recently named in Fortune Magazine’s 2016 Businessperson of the Year list. Rajendra was number 34 on the list of 50 CEOs.

NSF certifies Aquasana water filters that reduce PFOA and PFOS in drinking water

12/6/2016

Aquasana Logo Thumnbail Milwaukee, Wis.—NSF International has announced it certified 17 Aquasana drinking water filter products that reduce perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perflurooctane sulfonate (PFOS) contaminants to below the health advisory levels set by the federal government.

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