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Southern Company announces quarterly dividend

Friday, January 18, 2013

Southern Company announces quarterly dividend11:01 EST Friday, January 18, 2013ATLANTA, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company today announced a regular quarterly dividend of 49 cents per share on the company's common stock, payable March 6, 2013, to shareholders of record Feb. 4, 2013.  This marks 261 consecutive quarters ? dating back to 1948 ? that Southern Company will have paid a dividend to its shareholders.With 4.4 million customers and more than 43,000 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 Platts' 2011 Power Company of the Year and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com.SOURCE Southern CompanyFor further information: Media, Southern Company Media Relations, +1-404-506-5333, or 1-866-506-5333; or Investor Relations, Dan Tucker, +1-404-506-5310, dstucker@southernco.com