Dividends

Subject to declaration by the Board of Directors, dividends are paid on Southern Company common stock on or about the 6th day of March, June, September, and December. At present, all dividends paid to shareholders are fully taxable.

Annual Dividends Issued

Historical Dividends Issued

Record Payable Amount Type
Aug 4, 2014 Sept 6, 2014 0.525 U.S. Currency
May 5, 2014 Jun 6, 2014 0.525 U.S. Currency
Feb 3, 2014 Mar 6, 2014 0.5075 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 2014: 1.5575
 
Nov 4, 2013 Dec 6, 2013 0.5075 U.S. Currency
Aug 5, 2013 Sep 6, 2013 0.5075 U.S. Currency
May 6, 2013 Jun 6, 2013 0.5075 U.S. Currency
Feb 4, 2013 Mar 6, 2013 0.49 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 2013: 2.0125
 
Nov 5, 2012 Dec 6, 2012 0.49 U.S. Currency
Aug 6, 2012 Sep 6, 2012 0.49 U.S. Currency
May 7, 2012 Jun 6, 2012 0.49 U.S. Currency
Feb 6, 2012 Mar 6, 2012 0.4725 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 2012: 1.9425
 
Nov 7, 2011 Dec 6, 2011 0.4725 U.S. Currency
Aug 1, 2011 Sep 6, 2011 0.4725 U.S. Currency
May 2, 2011 Jun 6, 2011 0.4725 U.S. Currency
Feb 7, 2011 Mar 5, 2011 0.455 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 2011: 1.8725
 
Nov 1, 2010 Dec 6, 2010 0.455 U.S. Currency
Aug 2, 2010 Sep 4, 2010 0.455 U.S. Currency
May 3, 2010 Jun 5, 2010 0.455 U.S. Currency
Feb 1, 2010 Mar 6, 2010 0.4375 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 2010: 1.8025
 
Nov 2, 2009 Dec 5, 2009 0.4375 U.S. Currency
Aug 3, 2009 Sep 5, 2009 0.4375 U.S. Currency
May 4, 2009 Jun 6, 2009 0.4375 U.S. Currency
Feb 2, 2009 Mar 6, 2009 0.42 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 2009: 1.7325
 
Nov 3, 2008 Dec 6, 2008 0.42 U.S. Currency
Aug 4, 2008 Sep 6, 2008 0.42 U.S. Currency
May 5, 2008 Jun 6, 2008 0.42 U.S. Currency
Feb 4, 2008 Mar 6, 2008 0.4025 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 2008: 1.6625
 
Nov 5, 2007 Dec 6, 2007 0.4025 U.S. Currency
Aug 6, 2007 Sep 6, 2007 0.4025 U.S. Currency
May 7, 2007 Jun 6, 2007 0.4025 U.S. Currency
Feb 5, 2007 Mar 6, 2007 0.3875 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 2007: 1.5950
 
Nov 6, 2006 Dec 6, 2006 0.3875 U.S. Currency
Aug 7, 2006 Sep 6, 2006 0.3875 U.S. Currency
May 1, 2006 Jun 6, 2006 0.3875 U.S. Currency
Feb 6, 2006 Mar 6, 2006 0.3725 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 2006: 1.5350
 
Nov 7, 2005 Dec 6, 2005 0.3725 U.S. Currency
Aug 1, 2005 Sep 6, 2005 0.3725 U.S. Currency
May 2, 2005 Jun 6, 2005 0.3725 U.S. Currency
Feb 7, 2005 Mar 5, 2005 0.3575 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 2005: 1.4750
 
Nov 1, 2004 Dec 6, 2004 0.3575 U.S. Currency
Aug 2, 2004 Sep 4, 2004 0.3575 U.S. Currency
May 3, 2004 Jun 5, 2004 0.35 U.S. Currency
Feb 2, 2004 Mar 6, 2004 0.35 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 2004: 1.4150
 
Nov 3, 2003 Dec 6, 2003 0.35 U.S. Currency
Aug 4, 2003 Sep 6, 2003 0.35 U.S. Currency
May 5, 2003 Jun 6, 2003 0.3425 U.S. Currency
Feb 3, 2003 Mar 6, 2003 0.3425 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 2003: 1.3850
 
Nov 4, 2002 Dec 6, 2002 0.3425 U.S. Currency
Aug 5, 2002 Sep 6, 2002 0.3425 U.S. Currency
May 6, 2002 Jun 6, 2002 0.335 U.S. Currency
Feb 4, 2002 Mar 6, 2002 0.335 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 2002: 1.3550
 
Nov 5, 2001 Dec 6, 2001 0.335 U.S. Currency
Aug 6, 2001 Sep 6, 2001 0.335 U.S. Currency
May 7, 2001 Jun 6, 2001 0.335 U.S. Currency
Feb 5, 2001 Mar 6, 2001 0.204028 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 2001: 1.2090
 
Nov 6, 2000 Dec 6, 2000 0.204028 U.S. Currency
Aug 7, 2000 Sep 6, 2000 0.204028 U.S. Currency
May 1, 2000 Jun 6, 2000 0.204028 U.S. Currency
Feb 7, 2000 Mar 6, 2000 0.204028 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 2000: 0.8161
 
Nov 1, 1999 Dec 6, 1999 0.204028 U.S. Currency
Aug 2, 1999 Sep 4, 1999 0.204028 U.S. Currency
May 3, 1999 Jun 5, 1999 0.204028 U.S. Currency
Feb 1, 1999 Mar 6, 1999 0.204028 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 1999: 0.8161
 
Nov 2, 1998 Dec 5, 1998 0.204028 U.S. Currency
Aug 3, 1998 Sep 5, 1998 0.204028 U.S. Currency
May 4, 1998 Jun 6, 1998 0.204028 U.S. Currency
Feb 2, 1998 Mar 6, 1998 0.204028 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 1998: 0.8161
 
Nov 3, 1997 Dec 6, 1997 0.197937 U.S. Currency
Aug 4, 1997 Sep 6, 1997 0.197937 U.S. Currency
May 5, 1997 Jun 6, 1997 0.197937 U.S. Currency
Feb 3, 1997 Mar 6, 1997 0.197937 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 1997: 0.7917
 
Nov 4, 1996 Dec 6, 1996 0.191847 U.S. Currency
Aug 5, 1996 Sep 6, 1996 0.191847 U.S. Currency
May 6, 1996 Jun 6, 1996 0.191847 U.S. Currency
Feb 5, 1996 Mar 6, 1996 0.191847 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 1996: 0.7674
 
Nov 6, 1995 Dec 6, 1995 0.185756 U.S. Currency
Aug 7, 1995 Sep 6, 1995 0.185756 U.S. Currency
May 1, 1995 Jun 6, 1995 0.185756 U.S. Currency
Feb 6, 1995 Mar 6, 1995 0.185756 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 1995: 0.7430
 
Nov 7, 1994 Dec 6, 1994 0.179666 U.S. Currency
Aug 1, 1994 Sep 6, 1994 0.179666 U.S. Currency
May 2, 1994 Jun 6, 1994 0.179666 U.S. Currency
Feb 7, 1994 Mar 5, 1994 0.179666 U.S. Currency
Feb 7, 1994 Feb 28, 1994   2 for 1 Stock Split
Total dividends paid in 1994: 0.7187
 
Nov 1, 1993 Dec 6, 1993 0.173576 U.S. Currency
Aug 2, 1993 Sep 6, 1993 0.173576 U.S. Currency
May 3, 1993 Jun 5, 1993 0.173576 U.S. Currency
Feb 1, 1993 Mar 6, 1993 0.173576 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 1993: 0.6943
 
Nov 2, 1992 Dec 5, 1992 0.167485 U.S. Currency
Aug 3, 1992 Sep 5, 1992 0.167485 U.S. Currency
May 4, 1992 Jun 6, 1992 0.167485 U.S. Currency
Feb 3, 1992 Mar 6, 1992 0.167485 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 1992: 0.6699
 
Nov 4, 1991 Dec 6, 1991 0.162918 U.S. Currency
Aug 5, 1991 Sep 6, 1991 0.162918 U.S. Currency
May 6, 1991 Jun 6, 1991 0.162918 U.S. Currency
Feb 4, 1991 Mar 6, 1991 0.162918 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 1991: 0.6517
 
Nov 5, 1990 Dec 6, 1990 0.162918 U.S. Currency
Aug 6, 1990 Sep 6, 1990 0.162918 U.S. Currency
May 7, 1990 Jun 6, 1990 0.162918 U.S. Currency
Feb 5, 1990 Mar 6, 1990 0.162918 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 1990: 0.6517
 
Nov 6, 1989 Dec 6, 1989 0.162918 U.S. Currency
Aug 7, 1989 Sep 6, 1989 0.162918 U.S. Currency
May 1, 1989 Jun 6, 1989 0.162918 U.S. Currency
Feb 6, 1989 Mar 6, 1989 0.162918 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 1989: 0.6517
 
Nov 7, 1988 Dec 6, 1988 0.162918 U.S. Currency
Aug 1, 1988 Sep 6, 1988 0.162918 U.S. Currency
May 2, 1988 Jun 6, 1988 0.162918 U.S. Currency
Feb 1, 1988 Mar 5, 1988 0.162918 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 1988: 0.6517
 
Nov 2, 1987 Dec 5, 1987 0.162918 U.S. Currency
Aug 3, 1987 Sep 5, 1987 0.162918 U.S. Currency
May 4, 1987 Jun 6, 1987 0.162918 U.S. Currency
Feb 2, 1987 Mar 6, 1987 0.162918 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 1987: 0.6517
 
Nov 3, 1986 Dec 6, 1986 0.162918 U.S. Currency
Aug 4, 1986 Sep 6, 1986 0.155305 U.S. Currency
May 5, 1986 Jun 6, 1986 0.155305 U.S. Currency
Feb 3, 1986 Mar 6, 1986 0.155305 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 1986: 0.6288
 
Nov 4, 1985 Dec 6, 1985 0.155305 U.S. Currency
Aug 5, 1985 Sep 6, 1985 0.146169 U.S. Currency
May 6, 1985 Jun 6, 1985 0.146169 U.S. Currency
Feb 4, 1985 Mar 6, 1985 0.146169 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 1985: 0.5938
 
Nov 5, 1984 Dec 6, 1984 0.146169 U.S. Currency
Aug 6, 1984 Sep 6, 1984 0.137033 U.S. Currency
May 7, 1984 Jun 6, 1984 0.137033 U.S. Currency
Feb 6, 1984 Mar 6, 1984 0.137033 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 1984: 0.5573
 
Nov 7, 1983 Dec 6, 1983 0.137033 U.S. Currency
Aug 1, 1983 Sep 6, 1983 0.12942 U.S. Currency
May 2, 1983 Jun 6, 1983 0.12942 U.S. Currency
Feb 7, 1983 Mar 5, 1983 0.12942 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 1983: 0.5253
 
Nov 1, 1982 Dec 6, 1982 0.12942 U.S. Currency
Aug 2, 1982 Sep 4, 1982 0.12942 U.S. Currency
May 3, 1982 Jun 5, 1982 0.12333 U.S. Currency
Feb 1, 1982 Mar 6, 1982 0.12333 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 1982: 0.5055
 
Nov 2, 1981 Dec 5, 1981 0.12333 U.S. Currency
Aug 3, 1981 Sep 5, 1981 0.12333 U.S. Currency
May 4, 1981 Jun 6, 1981 0.12333 U.S. Currency
Feb 2, 1981 Mar 6, 1981 0.12333 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 1981: 0.4933
 
Nov 3, 1980 Dec 6, 1980 0.12333 U.S. Currency
Aug 4, 1980 Sep 6, 1980 0.11724 U.S. Currency
May 5, 1980 Jun 6, 1980 0.11724 U.S. Currency
Feb 4, 1980 Mar 6, 1980 0.11724 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 1980: 0.4751
 
Nov 5, 1979 Dec 6, 1979 0.11724 U.S. Currency
Aug 6, 1979 Sep 6, 1979 0.11724 U.S. Currency
May 7, 1979 Jun 6, 1979 0.11724 U.S. Currency
Feb 5, 1979 Mar 6, 1979 0.11724 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 1979: 0.4690
 
Nov 6, 1978 Dec 6, 1978 0.11724 U.S. Currency
Aug 7, 1978 Sep 6, 1978 0.11724 U.S. Currency
May 1, 1978 Jun 6, 1978 0.11724 U.S. Currency
Feb 6, 1978 Mar 6, 1978 0.11724 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 1978: 0.4690
 
Nov 7, 1977 Dec 6, 1977 0.11724 U.S. Currency
Aug 1, 1977 Sep 6, 1977 0.111149 U.S. Currency
May 2, 1977 Jun 6, 1977 0.111149 U.S. Currency
Feb 7, 1977 Mar 5, 1977 0.111149 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 1977: 0.4507
 
Nov 1, 1976 Dec 6, 1976 0.111149 U.S. Currency
Aug 2, 1976 Sep 6, 1976 0.106582 U.S. Currency
May 3, 1976 Jun 5, 1976 0.106582 U.S. Currency
Feb 2, 1976 Mar 6, 1976 0.106582 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 1976: 0.4309
 
Nov 3, 1975 Dec 6, 1975 0.106582 U.S. Currency
Aug 4, 1975 Sep 6, 1975 0.106582 U.S. Currency
May 5, 1975 Jun 6, 1975 0.106582 U.S. Currency
Feb 3, 1975 Mar 6, 1975 0.106582 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 1975: 0.4263
 
Nov 4, 1974 Dec 6, 1974 0.106582 U.S. Currency
Aug 5, 1974 Sep 6, 1974 0.106582 U.S. Currency
May 6, 1974 Jun 7, 1974 0.106582 U.S. Currency
Feb 4, 1974 Mar 7, 1974 0.105059 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 1974: 0.4248
 
Nov 5, 1973 Dec 6, 1973 0.102014 U.S. Currency
Aug 6, 1973 Sep 6, 1973 0.102014 U.S. Currency
May 7, 1973 Jun 6, 1973 0.102014 U.S. Currency
Feb 5, 1973 Mar 6, 1973 0.102014 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 1973: 0.4081
 
Nov 6, 1972 Dec 6, 1972 0.098969 U.S. Currency
Aug 7, 1972 Sep 6, 1972 0.098969 U.S. Currency
May 8, 1972 Jun 6, 1972 0.098969 U.S. Currency
Feb 7, 1972 Mar 6, 1972 0.098969 U.S. Currency
Total dividends paid in 1972: 0.3959
 

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