Southern Company’s Lead Independent Director

On May 26, 2021, David J. Grain was elected by the independent Directors to serve as Lead Independent Director of Southern Company’s Board of Directors. Grain has served as an independent Director of Southern Company since 2012. Most recently he was a member of the Finance Committee and Nominating, Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee. In addition to working with the Chairman to set the agenda for each Board meeting, the Lead Independent Director chairs executive sessions which allow non-management Directors (our independent Directors) to meet without any members of the Company’s management present. These sessions are on the agenda of every regular Board meeting. Grain is an experienced executive and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Grain Management, LLC , a private equity firm specializing in the communications industry.