Southern Company announces quarterly dividend

                Southern Company announces quarterly dividend

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Jan. 17, 2014

ATLANTA, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company today announced a
regular quarterly dividend of 50.75 cents per share on the company's common
stock, payable March 6, 2014, to shareholders of record Feb. 3, 2014. This
marks 265 consecutive quarters – dating back to 1948 – that Southern Company
will have paid a dividend to its shareholders.

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With 4.4 million customers and nearly 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 energy innovation, excellent customer service, high
reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average.
Southern Company and its subsidiaries are leading the nation's nuclear
renaissance through the construction of the first new nuclear units to be
built in a generation of Americans and are demonstrating their commitment to
energy innovation through the development of a state-of-the-art coal
gasification plant. Southern Company has been recognized by the U.S.
Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer and
listed by DiversityInc as a top company for Blacks. The company received the
2012 Edison Award from the Edison Electric Institute for its leadership in new
nuclear development, was named  Electric Light & Power magazine's Utility of
the Year for 2012 and is continually ranked among the top utilities in
Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit
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