Southern Company to host news conference on AGL Resources acquisition

ATLANTA -- Southern Company (NYSE: SO) and AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) today announced that the boards of directors of both companies have approved a definitive merger agreement to create America's leading electric and gas utility company. Pursuant to the agreement, AGL Resources will become a new, wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company in a transaction with an enterprise value of approximately $12 billion, including a total equity value of approximately $8 billion.

Thomas A. Fanning, Chairman, President and CEO, Southern Company
John W. Somerhalder, II, Chairman and CEO, AGL Resources

Monday, August 24, 2015 / 12 p.m. EDT
Southern Company headquarters
30 Ivan Allen, Jr. Blvd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

Credentialed news media unable to attend in person may participate via a toll-free conference bridge at 1-800-678-5699.

Please direct RSVPs to Southern Company media relations at 1-866-506-5333.

Additionally, photos, logos and b-roll footage will be provided upon request. Details about the transaction can be found at

About Southern Company

With more than 4.5 million customers and approximately 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a 2014 Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company earned the 2014 National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development, and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

About AGL Resources

AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) is an Atlanta-based energy services holding company with operations in natural gas distribution, retail operations, wholesale services and midstream operations. AGL Resources serves approximately 4.5 million utility customers through its regulated distribution subsidiaries in seven states. The company also serves over 1 million retail energy customers through its SouthStar Energy Services joint venture and Pivotal Home Solutions, which market natural gas and related home services. Other non-utility businesses include asset management for natural gas wholesale customers through Sequent Energy Management and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. AGL Resources is a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500 Index. For more information, visit


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For further information: Southern Company media relations at 1-866-506-5333