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December 2012

In exchange trade with Kinder Morgan Cadiz to receive key 96-mile pipeline route for nominal fee; Cadiz also to receive $10 million payment upon Kinder regulatory filing Transaction results in significant financial gain for Company Los Angeles CA (December 11, 2012) -- Today Cadiz Inc. (NASDAQ: CDZI) (“Cadiz”, “the Company”) announced it has entered into a new agreement with Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) (“Kinder Morgan”) securing the Company’s ownership of a 96-mile natural gas pipeline linking its holdings in the Cadiz Valley to the northern and central California water delivery network.  The exchange agreement divides 220 miles of pipeline currently under option to the Company, with the Company gaining ownership rights to the 96-mile eastern segment between Barstow and the Cadiz Valley and returning to Kinder Morgan rights to the 124-mile western segment.

By Scott Slater Published in the San Bernardino Sun October 8, 2012 From the time before statehood, water has been recognized as the lifeblood of California's economy. A little more than 80 years ago, the people of this state adopted a constitutional amendment mandating the optimization of efficient water use in California. Since that time, water has remained a critical resource and Article 10, Section 2 of the California Constitution has served to provide the legal and policy underpinnings for responsible water use.

Action Eliminates Federal Court Litigation involving the Company Los Angeles, CA (October 5, 2012) – Cadiz Inc. (NASDAQ:CDZI) (“Cadiz”) reported today that a lawsuit filed in U.S. Federal Court jointly against the Company, the Santa Margarita Water District (“SMWD”), the County of San Bernardino (“County”), the U.S. Department of the Interior (“DOI”) and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) has been dismissed. The Court determined that Petitioner RiverAHA was unlikely to succeed on the merits. The dismissal now ends the pending Federal Court litigation over the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project (“Project”). Legal proceedings challenging the recent Project approvals continue in California State Court.

Action by Board of Supervisors a New Milestone for Project Los Angeles CA (October 2, 2012) -- Cadiz Inc. [NASDAQ: CDZI] (“Cadiz”) reported today that the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors voted to approve the  Groundwater Management, Monitoring, and Mitigation Plan (“GMMMP”) for the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project (“Project”). This represents another significant milestone for the Project, which will provide an annual reliable water supply to Southern California communities by capturing and conserving native groundwater currently being lost to evaporation from the aquifer system beneath the Company’s property in eastern San Bernardino County’s Cadiz Valley.  The County’s action authorizes the Project to withdraw an average of 50,000 acre-feet of water per year.

Los Angeles, CA - Cadiz Inc. (NASDAQ:CDZI) ("Cadiz" or "the Company") is pleased to report today on its objectives for implementation of the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project ("Project") and other asset development programs following the unanimous approval of the Project last month by the Board of Directors of the Santa Margarita Water District ("SMWD").

Santa Margarita Water District votes to certify Final Environmental Impact Report Project will create reliable Southern California water supply and local jobs and investment (August 1, 2012) Los Angeles, CA -- Cadiz Inc. (NASDAQ: CDZI) is pleased to announce that the Santa Margarita Water District (“SMWD”) Board of Directors voted unanimously to certify the Final Environmental Impact Report ("Final EIR") for the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project (“Project”) and approve the  Project’s Groundwater Management, Monitoring and Mitigation Plan (“GMMMP”) and Purchase and Sale Agreement, which outlines terms for their participation in the Project.  These actions follow a nearly 18-month environmental review and represent significant milestones for the Project.

Project Lead Agency Schedules Meeting to Consider Project Certification Los Angeles, CA – Cadiz Inc. (NASDAQ: CDZI) reported today that the Santa Margarita Water District (“SMWD”), the lead agency of the environmental review process for the Company's Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project (“Project”), conducted a public hearing yesterday evening to receive comment on the Project’s Final Environmental Impact Report (“Final EIR”) and related documents.  At the conclusion of public comment, the Board adjourned the meeting until Tuesday, July 31st at 6:00pm when it will begin deliberations to consider certification of the Final EIR. More details about the July 31st meeting are available at www.smwd.com.

Rancho Santa Margarita CA (July 25, 2012) – Close to 2,000 South Orange County, California residents and customers of the Santa Margarita Water District (“SMWD”) have expressed strong support for the Cadiz Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project (“Project”) to the SMWD Board of Directors, which will review the Project’s environmental documents tonight. South Orange County residents sent in reply cards they received through mailings or door-to-door visits to their homes by project advocates.  The outreach program was carried out by Cadiz Inc. (NASDAQ: CDZI) in concert with the South Orange County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Coalition.

Los Angeles, CA -- Cadiz Inc. (NASDAQ: CDZI) today reported the release of the Final Environmental Impact Report (“Final EIR”) for the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project (“Cadiz Project”).  The Final EIR was issued by the Santa Margarita Water District (“SMWD”), a Southern California water provider and lead agency of the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) permitting process for the Project. The Final EIR responds to comments received from the public regarding the draft environmental documentation that was issued by SMWD in December 2011.  SMWD will hold a public hearing on July 25, 2012 regarding the Final EIR and consider certification of the document.  Details about the hearing and a copy of the Final EIR are available at www.smwd.com.  At the public hearing, SMWD will also consider approval of the Project’s Groundwater Management, Monitoring, Mitigation Plan and a Purchase and Sale Agreement.  The Purchase and Sale Agreement between Cadiz and SMWD outlines economic terms for SMWD’s participation in the Project and establishes rights and responsibilities for Project implementation and operation.

OC Register http://www.ocregister.com/opinion/private-360853-water-project.html By JOHN A. BOHN The media repeatedly tells us that California has major problems - an unbalanced budget, a stagnant economy, a depressed housing market, and an unreliable water supply. Yet, the state is home to the world's ninth-largest economy and, with a progressive culture of hope and promise, remains an attractive place to live and work. California's success is dependent on reliable infrastructure and the availability of water. The state cannot ignore failing water infrastructure or avoid making investments that can provide transcendent benefits for the economy and future generations.