Investor Fact Sheet

One of America’s Premier Energy Companies

  • 46,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving approximately 9.0 million electric and gas customers through 11 premier state-regulated utilities, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally-recognized provider of customized energy solutions.
  • Consistently listed among the top U.S. electric service providers by American Customer Satisfaction Index.
  • Ranked among best employers for minorities and veterans.
  • Goal to maximize long-term value to stockholders through a customer, community and relationship-focused business model that produces sustainable levels of return on energy infrastructure.

Financial Integrity

  • Goal of achieving an attractive risk-adjusted return, supported by a simple, transparent business model and sound financial policy.
  • Experienced management focused on creating and delivering value.
  • Goal of supporting a strong credit profile and preserving the ability to invest in additional value-accretive projects.

Dividend Objective: Regular, Predictable and Sustainable Growth

  • 68 consecutive years of dividends equal to or greater than the previous year.
  • 15 years of consecutive dividend increases.

Dividend Per Share Paid
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2016 Energy Mix for Southern Company
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What Distinguishes Southern Company

Electric Operating Companies

  • Only electric utility system in the U.S. committed to developing the full portfolio of generation resources – natural gas, 21st century coal, nuclear and renewables such as wind and solar – together with an emphasis on energy efficiency.

Southern Company Gas

  • Largest natural gas distribution operator in the U.S. with seven state-regulated local distribution companies (LDCs), serving over 4.5 million customers. Midstream operations include investments in six pipelines, including Southern Natural Gas. Gas marketing services complement LDCs and midstream investments.

Southern Power

  • America’s premier wholesale energy partner investing in clean energy solutions serving municipalities, electric cooperatives, investor-owned utilities and other energy customers.

PowerSecure

  • Provides energy technologies and services to electric utilities and large industrial, commercial, institutional and municipal customers. Customer solutions include distributed generation systems, utility infrastructure solutions and energy efficiency products and services.

Growth in Renewables

  • Approximately 4,000 megawatts of renewable capacity announced or added since 2012, including the largest voluntary utility solar portfolio in the U.S. at Georgia Power.

Research and Development

  • Industry leader in conducting robust research, development and deployment of new, innovative energy technologies.
  • Major focus on greenhouse gas emissions reduction and a record of technology advancement dating back to the 1960s.

Total Shareholder Return
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