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Southern Company celebrates transformational changes with ringing of NYSE closing bell

<p>Employees representing a half dozen of Southern Company's (NYSE: SO) electric and gas operating companies will join company leaders in New York City today to ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The event will serve as a celebration of recent changes that have reshaped the company - most notably the acquisition of AGL Resources, which is now Southern Company Gas.</p>
<p>&quot;Southern Company is building America's energy future by evolving our business to better serve the customers who depend on us,&quot; said Chairman, President and CEO Thomas A. Fanning. &quot;As we mark the addition of Southern Company Gas, we are pleased to share this special moment in our company's history with some of the hard-working men and women who deliver on our commitment to customers every day.&quot;</p>
<p>The NYSE closing bell will also serve as the first public event featuring the&nbsp;<a href="/content/southern-company/homepage/newsroom/2016/jul-2016/2016-07-11-so-brand.html" adhocenable="false">company's new brand</a>, which was unveiled earlier today.</p>
<p>With operations in 18 states, the newly expanded Southern Company system now serves more than 9 million electric and gas customers. Through strategic investments such as the recent addition of PowerSecure, a national leader in distributed infrastructure, its continued commitment to energy innovation, and its leadership in developing the full portfolio of energy resources, the company is developing real solutions for the benefit of customers.</p>