Dennis W. Doll of Middlesex Water Company Selected by ExecRank as a Top Small Cap CEO

ISELIN, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 12/20/12 -- Dennis W. Doll, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Middlesex Water Company, (NASDAQ: MSEX) has been selected by the ranking committee of ExecRank as a "Top Small Cap CEO" for 2012. Doll ranked in the top 300 out of more than 18,000 Small Cap CEOs in the United States based on an ability to effectively lead a team to drive company-wide improvements in efficiency and profitability, while successfully executing a longer term corporate strategy and driving value for shareholders.

ExecRank, the definitive ranking service of leading executives from more than 30 professions, compiles its list of "Top Small Cap CEOs" by utilizing a patent-pending algorithm that measures CEO performance in 24 key areas. Some of these areas include business results during tenure, significant professional achievements, thought leadership, technology adoption and industry and professional reputation. The rankings are the result of extensive research and feedback from evaluations committees and senior corporate officials. For the complete rankings, please visit www.ExecRank.com

Doll joined Middlesex Water Company in November 2004 and was elected President and Chief Executive Officer in 2006. He has a diverse management background in water and wastewater utilities, contract operations and capital management and serves as a director of the New Jersey Utilities Association, the National Association of Water Companies and the Water Research Foundation. Middlesex Water has been recognized for leadership in the areas of corporate governance, environmental stewardship, operational excellence, management innovation and most recently, for a unique public/private partnership model utilizing renewable energy.

About Middlesex Water Company
Middlesex Water Company was incorporated as a water utility company in 1897 and owns and operates regulated water utility and wastewater systems in New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania. The Company also operates water and wastewater systems under contract on behalf of municipal and private clients in New Jersey and Delaware. For additional information regarding Middlesex Water Company, visit www.middlesexwater.com and join our community on Facebook.

About ExecRank
ExecRank ranks leading executives who have achieved the highest level of professional achievement and peer recognition. ExecRank was founded by Jonathan Aspatore, one of the most authoritative figures in business publishing. ExecRank rankings reach over six million readers a year in the United States alone given its partnerships with leading publishers, web sites, trade shows and more.

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Contact:
Bernadette Sohler
Vice President - Corporate Affairs
Middlesex Water Company
1500 Ronson Road
Iselin, NJ 08830
bsohler@middlesexwater.com
(732) 638-7549