Ronee Hagen named among NACD 2018 Directorship Honorees

ATLANTA, Nov. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) named Southern Company Director Ronee Hagen among their 2018 honorees.

Southern Company Director Ronee Hagen

The annual award recognizes leading corporate directors, corporate governance experts, policymakers and influencers who significantly impact boardroom practices and performance. These leaders serve as role models in promoting exemplary board leadership, oversight and courage in the boardroom.

Hagen joined Southern Company's Board of Directors in 2008. She has chaired a number of committees including the Nominating, Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee and the Operations, Environmental and Safety Committee. She has also served as lead independent director. Hagen has over 35 years of executive experience in global operational management and commercial business leadership, including serving as the chief executive officer for Polymer Group, Inc. and Sappi Fine Paper North America.

"On behalf of Southern Company, it is my privilege to congratulate Ronee on this well-deserved recognition," said Chairman, President and CEO Tom Fanning. "Ronee's vision, leadership and dedication in service to our stockholders, customers, employees and communities over the past ten years has been a source of inspiration to all of us."

Hagen will be honored at NACD's Annual Directorship Awards Gala tonight at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City and be featured in the November/December issue of Directorship magazine.

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 four 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

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