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How we do our work is just as important as what we do

Southern Company and its Board of Directors stand by the notion that how we do our work is just as important as what we do. With that in mind, the leadership looks to the company’s values and ethics for success. Our ethics define our culture, while our values guide our behavior.

We also believe corporate governance underpins and enhances the long-term value shareholders seek from their investment in our company. That long-term perspective shapes the strategy for realizing maximum share­holder value!

Our Board of Directors use our values – safety first, unquestionable trust, superior performance and total commitment – to govern Southern Company in the most strategic and effective way. In addition to these values, Southern Company is committed to conducting business in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. These tenets guide every decision our leaders make to ensure the best results for our company, customers, communities and shareholders.

Our Values:

Safety First: We believe the safety of our employees and customers is paramount. We will perform and maintain every job, every day, safely.

Unquestionable Trust: Honesty, respect, fairness and integrity drive our behavior. We keep our promises, and ethical behavior is our standard.

Superior Performance: We are dedicated to superior performance throughout our business. We will continue our strong focus on innovative solutions, improving how we run our business and our commitment to environment stewardship.

Total Commitment: We are committed to the success of our employees, our customers, our shareholders and our communities. We fully embrace, respect and value our differences and diversity.

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