SO - The Southern Company

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The Southern Company

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

IndustryUtilities—Regulated Electric
Full Time Employees30,286

Key Executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Mr. Thomas A. FanningChairman, Pres & CEO3.1MN/A1957
Mr. Andrew William EvansExec. VP & CFO2.08MN/A1967
Mr. William Paul BowersChairman, Pres & CEO of Georgia Power1.77MN/A1956
Mr. Mark A. CrosswhiteChairman, Pres & CEO of Alabama Power2.07MN/A1962
Mr. Stephen E. KuczynskiChairman, Pres & CEO of Southern Nuclear1.63MN/A1962
Amounts are as of December 31, 2018 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, through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. It operates in four segments: Gas Distribution Operations, Gas Pipeline Investments, Wholesale Gas Services, and Gas Marketing Services. The company also constructs, acquires, owns, and manages power generation assets, including renewable energy facilities and sells electricity in the wholesale market; and distributes natural gas in Illinois, Georgia, Virginia, and Tennessee, as well as provides gas marketing services, wholesale gas services, and gas pipeline investments operations. It owns and/or operates 33 hydroelectric generating stations, 26 fossil fuel generating stations, 3 nuclear generating stations, 13 combined cycle/cogeneration stations, 40 solar facilities, 9 wind facilities, and 1 biomass facility; and constructs, operates, and maintains 75,200 miles of natural gas pipelines and 14 storage facilities with total capacity of 158 Bcf to provide natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The company serves approximately 9 million electric and gas utility customers. It also provides products and services in the areas of distributed generation infrastructure, energy efficiency, and utility infrastructure. In addition, the company offers 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 October 4, 2019 is 4. The pillar scores are Audit: 2; Board: 7; Shareholder Rights: 1; Compensation: 8.

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.