Southern Company announces quarterly dividend

ATLANTA, July 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company today announced a regular quarterly dividend of 60 cents per share on the company's common stock, payable on September 6, 2018 to stockholders of record on August 20, 2018. This marks 283 consecutive quarters – more than 70 years – that Southern Company will have paid a dividend to its shareholders that is equal to or greater than the previous quarter.

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About Southern Company
Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is nationally recognized as a leading energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries as of December 31, 2017. We operate nearly 200,000 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines and more than 80,000 miles of natural gas pipeline as of December 31, 2017. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers in 11 states 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 creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. We are building the future of energy by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. 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 and the No. 1 Company for Progress by DiversityInc and designated as one of America's Best Employers by Forbes magazine. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com.

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For further information: Media Contact: Schuyler Baehman, 404-506-5333 or 1-866-506-5333, www.southerncompany.com; Investor Relations Contact: Aaron Abramovitz, 404-506-0780, apabramo@southernco.com

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