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The Southern Company (SO)

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The Southern Company

30 Ivan Allen Jr Boulevard NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
United States

IndustryElectric Utilities
Full Time Employees32,015

Key Executives

Mr. Thomas A. FanningChairman, Chief Exec. Officer and Pres4.13MN/A60
Mr. Arthur P. BeattieChief Financial Officer and Exec. VP1.82M4.37M63
Mr. W. Paul BowersChairman of Georgia Power Co., CEO of Georgia Power Co. and Pres of Georgia Power Co.2.02MN/A61
Mr. Mark A. CrosswhiteChairman of Alabama Power Co., CEO of Alabama Power Co. and Pres of Alabama Power Co.1.66M2.65M55
Mr. Andrew W. EvansChairman of Southern Company Gas, CEO of Southern Company Gas and Pres of Southern Company Gas1.1MN/A51
Amounts are as of December 31, 2016 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in USD.


The Southern Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. The company also constructs, acquires, owns, and manages power generation assets, including renewable energy projects; sells electricity in the wholesale market; and distributes natural gas in seven states, as well as provides gas marketing services, wholesale gas services, and gas midstream operations. It owns/operates 33 hydroelectric generating stations, 29 fossil fuel generating stations, 3 nuclear generating stations, 14 combined cycle/cogeneration stations, 33 solar facilities, 9 wind facilities, 1 biomass facility, and 1 landfill gas facility. As of February 22, 2017, it had 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers. The company also provides digital wireless communications services with various communication options, including push to talk, cellular service, text messaging, wireless Internet access, and wireless data. The Southern Company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Corporate Governance

The Southern Company’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of September 1, 2017 is 5. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 4; Shareholder Rights: 2; Compensation: 9.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk.