Computershare Shareowner Services, LLC is Southern Company’s transfer agent, dividend-paying agent, investment plan administrator and registrar. If you have questions concerning your registered Southern Company shareholder account, please contact:
The Southern Company
P.O. Box 358035
Pittsburgh, PA 15252-8035
The Southern Company
480 Washington Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07310
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET
Monday through Friday
(Automated voice response system 24 hours/day, 7 days/week)
To take advantage of Shareowner Services’ online services, you will need to activate your account. This one-time authentication process will be used to validate your identity in addition to your 12-digit Investor ID and self-assigned PIN. The Internet address is www.bnymellon.com/shareowner/equityaccess. Through this site, registered shareowners can securely access their account information, as well as submit numerous transactions. Also, transfer instructions and service request forms can be obtained.
The Southern Investment Plan provides a convenient way to purchase common stock and reinvest dividends. You can access the Southern Company Internet site to review the Prospectus.
Southern Company common stock can be issued in direct registration (uncertificated) form. The stock is Direct Registration System eligible.
The entire amount of dividends paid in 2011 is taxable. The board of directors sets the record and payment dates for quarterly dividends. A dividend of 47.25 cents per share was paid in March 2012. For the remainder of 2012, projected record dates are May 7, August 6 and November 5. Projected payment dates for dividends declared during the remainder of 2012 are June 6, September 6 and December 6.
The 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held Wednesday, May 23, at 10 a.m. ET at The Lodge Conference Center at Callaway Gardens, Highway 18, Pine Mountain, Ga. 31822.
Deloitte & Touche LLP
191 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
For recorded information about earnings and dividends, stock quotes and current news releases, call toll-free 866-762-6411.
Southern Company maintains an investor relations office in Atlanta, 404-506-0571, to meet the information needs of institutional investors and securities analysts.
Any stockholder may enroll for electronic delivery of proxy materials by logging on at www.icsdelivery.com/so.
Southern Company has filed the required certifications of its chief executive officer and chief financial officer under Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, regarding the quality of its public disclosures as exhibits 31(a)1 and 31(a)2, respectively, to Southern Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. The certification of Southern Company’s chief executive officer regarding compliance with the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) corporate governance listing standards, required by NYSE Rule 303A.12, will be filed with the NYSE following the 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Last year, Southern Company filed this certification with the NYSE on June 20, 2011.
Southern Company publishes information on its activities to meet environmental commitments. This information is available online at
To request printed materials, write to:
Chief Environmental Officer & Senior Vice President
Research and Environmental Affairs
600 North 18th St.
Birmingham, AL 35203–2206
Southern Company common stock is listed on the NYSE under the ticker symbol SO. On December 31, 2011, Southern Company had 155,198 shareholders of record.
The 2011 summary annual report is submitted for shareholders’ information. It is not intended for use in connection with any sale or purchase of, or any solicitation of, offers to buy or sell securities.