Southern Company celebrates transformational changes with ringing of NYSE closing bell

ATLANTA, July 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Employees representing a half dozen of Southern Company's (NYSE: SO) electric and gas operating companies will join company leaders in New York City today to ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The event will serve as a celebration of recent changes that have reshaped the company – most notably the acquisition of AGL Resources, which is now Southern Company Gas.

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"Southern Company is building America's energy future by evolving our business to better serve the customers who depend on us," said Chairman, President and CEO Thomas A. Fanning. "As we mark the addition of Southern Company Gas, we are pleased to share this special moment in our company's history with some of the hard-working men and women who deliver on our commitment to customers every day."

The NYSE closing bell will also serve as the first public event featuring the company's new brand, which was unveiled earlier today.

With operations in 18 states, the newly expanded Southern Company system now serves more than 9 million electric and gas customers. Through strategic investments such as the recent addition of PowerSecure, a national leader in distributed infrastructure, its continued commitment to energy innovation, and its leadership in developing the full portfolio of energy resources, the company is developing real solutions for the benefit of customers.

About Southern Company

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, 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 carbon-free 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, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a 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

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