On July 2, 2021, the Board of Directors of Essential Utilities, Inc., increased the size of the Board to nine and appointed David A. Ciesinski to the Board, effective on July 2, 2021, to fill the vacancy. David A. Ciesinski currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lancaster Colony Corporation (Lancaster Colony). Lancaster Colony is a manufacturer and marketer of specialty food products for the retail and foodservice markets. Lancaster Colony is the parent of the well-known and well-established T. Marzetti Company, among other brands. Mr. Ciesinski has served as President of Lancaster Colony since April 2016 and as its Chief Executive Officer since July 2017. The Board has also appointed Mr. Ciesinski as a member of its Audit Committee and its Corporate Governance Committee.