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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Fanning

60 2010 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Arthur Beattie

62 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Stanley Connally

47 2015 Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer and Independent director of Gulf Power

Stephen Kuczynski

54 2011 President and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Nuclear

Anthony Wilson

52 2016 President , Chief Executive Officer and Director of Mississippi Power

Kimberly Greene

50 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

James Kerr

52 2014 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

W. Paul Bowers

60 2010 Executive Vice President; President

Mark Crosswhite

54 2014 Executive Vice President; President and Chief Executive Officer of Alabama Power

Andrew Evans

50 2016 Executive Vice President

Mark Lantrip

62 2014 Executive Vice President

Christopher Womack

59 2009 Executive Vice President, President - External Affairs

Larry Thompson

71 2016 Lead Independent Director

Juanita Baranco

68 2006 Independent Director

Jon Boscia

65 2007 Independent Director

Henry Clark

67 2009 Independent Director

David Grain

54 2012 Independent Director

Veronica Hagen

71 2008 Independent Director

Warren Hood

65 2007 Independent Director

Linda Hudson

66 2014 Independent Director

Donald James

68 2012 Independent Director

John Johns

65 2015 Independent Director

Dale Klein

69 2010 Independent Director

William Smith

64 2006 Independent Director

Steven Specker

71 2010 Independent Director

E. Jenner Wood

65 2012 Independent Director

Aaron Abramovitz

2016 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Fanning

Mr. Thomas A. Fanning is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of The Southern Company. Mr. Fanning has held numerous leadership positions across the Southern Company system during his more than 30 years with the Company. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company from 2008 to 2010, leading the Company’s generation and transmission, engineering, and construction services, research and environmental affairs, system planning, and competitive generation business units. He served as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to 2008 and Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer from 2003 to 2007, where he was responsible for the Company’s accounting, finance, tax, investor relations, treasury, and risk management functions. In those roles, he also served as the chief risk officer and had responsibility for corporate strategy. Mr. Fanning is on the Board of Southern Power Company (Southern Power), a subsidiary of Southern Company. Mr. Fanning is a Director of Vulcan Materials Company, serving as a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, serving as Chairman of the Board.

Arthur Beattie

Mr. Arthur P. Beattie is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of The Southern Company, since August 2010. Previously served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of Alabama Power from February 2005 through August 2010.

Stanley Connally

Mr. Stanley W. Connally, Jr., is Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer and Independent Director of Gulf Power of Gulf Power, a subsidiary of The Southern Co. He President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Gulf Power since July 2012. Previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Production Officer of Georgia Power from August 2010 through June 2012 and Manager of Alabama Power's Plant Barry from August 2007 through July 2010.

Stephen Kuczynski

Mr. Stephen E. Kuczynski is President and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of The Southern Company., since July 2011. Before joining Southern Company, Mr. Kuczynski served at Exelon Corporation as the Senior Vice President of Engineering and Technical Services for Exelon Nuclear from February 2009 to June 2011.

Anthony Wilson

Mr. Anthony L. Wilson is President and Chief Executive Officer of Mississippi Power , a subsidiary of The Southern Company. He is President of Mississippi Power since October 2015 and Chief Executive Officer and Director since January 2016. Previously served as Executive Vice President of Mississippi Power from May 2015 to October 2015, Executive Vice President of Georgia Power from January 2012 to May 2015, and Vice President of Georgia Power from February 2007 to December 2011.

Kimberly Greene

Ms. Kimberly S. Greene is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of The Southern Company. She is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since March 2014. Previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of SCS from April 2013 to February 2014. Before rejoining Southern Company, Ms. Greene previously served at Tennessee Valley Authority in a number of positions, most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Generation Officer from 2011 through April 2013, and Group President of Strategy and External Relations from 2010 through 2011.

James Kerr

Mr. James Y. Kerr II serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel of The Southern Company., effective March 8, 2014. Before joining Southern Company, Mr. Kerr was a partner with McGuireWoods LLP and a senior advisor at McGuireWoods Consulting LLC from 2008 through February 2014.

W. Paul Bowers

Mr. W. Paul Bowers is Executive Vice President of The Southern Company . He was Executive Vice President since February 2008 and Chief Executive Officer, President, and Director of Georgia Power since January 2011 and Chief Operating Officer of Georgia Power from August 2010 to December 2010. Chairman of Georgia Power's Board of Directors since May 2014. Previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Southern Company from February 2008 to August 2010.

Mark Crosswhite

Mr. Mark A. Crosswhite is Executive Vice President of The Southern Company and President and Chief Executive Officer of Alabama Power, a subsidiary of The Southern Company. He Executive Vice President since December 2010 and President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Alabama Power since March 2014. Chairman of Alabama Power's Board of Directors since May 1, 2014. Previously he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Southern Company from July 2012 to March 2014, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Gulf Power from January 2011 through June 2012, and Executive Vice President of External Affairs of Alabama Power from February 2008 through December 2010.

Andrew Evans

Mr. Andrew W. Evans is Executive Vice President of the Company. He is President of Southern Company Gas since May 2015 and Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Southern Company Gas' Board of Directors since January 2016. Previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Southern Company Gas from May 2015 through December 2015 and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Southern Company Gas from May 2006 through May 2015.

Mark Lantrip

Mr. Mark Stephen Lantrip is Executive Vice President of The Southern Company. Previously served as Treasurer of Southern Company from October 2007 to February 2014 and Executive Vice President of SCS from November 2010 to March 2014.

Christopher Womack

Mr. Christopher C. Womack is Executive Vice President, President - External Affairs of The Southern Company., since January 1, 2009. The officers of Southern Company were elected for a term running from the first meeting of the directors following the last annual meeting (May 28, 2014) for one year or until their successors are elected and have qualified.

Larry Thompson

Mr. Larry D. Thompson is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Thompson has served on the faculty of The University of Georgia School of Law as the John A. Sibley Chair of Corporate and Business Law since 2014. —From 2012 until his retirement in 2014, Mr. Thompson served as Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for PepsiCo Inc., one of the world’s largest packaged food and beverage companies. From 2004 to 2011, he served as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of PepsiCo Inc. At PepsiCo Inc., Mr. Thompson was responsible for its worldwide legal function, its government affairs organization and its charitable foundation, where he served on the Board. His government career includes serving as Deputy Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice and leading the National Security Coordination Council. In 2002, President George W. Bush named Mr. Thompson to head the Department of Justice’s Corporate Fraud Task Force. Mr. Thompson is an Independent Trustee of various investment companies in the Franklin Templeton group of mutual funds and a Director and a member of the Compensation Committee of Graham Holdings Company (formerly The Washington Post Company). He also serves as an Advisory Director of the Georgia Justice Project. Mr. Thompson served as a Director of Southern Company from 2010 to 2012 and was a member of the Audit Committee.

Juanita Baranco

Ms. Juanita Powell Baranco is Independent Director of The Southern Company. Ms. Baranco had a successful legal career, which included serving as Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia, before she and her husband founded the first Baranco automobile dealership in Atlanta in 1978. She served as a Director of Georgia Power, the largest subsidiary of the Company, from 1997 to 2006. During her tenure on the Georgia Power Board, she was a member of the Controls and Compliance, Diversity, Executive and Nuclear Operations Overview Committees. She served on the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Board for a number of years and also on the Boards of Directors of John H. Harland Company and Cox Radio, Inc. An active leader in the Atlanta community, she serves on the Board of Trustees for Clark Atlanta University and on the Advisory Council for the Catholic Foundation of North Georgia. Ms. Baranco is also on the Board of the Commerce Club, the Woodruff Arts Center and the Buckhead Coalition. She is also past Chair of the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia and past Board Chair for the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia.

Jon Boscia

Mr. Jon Andrew Boscia is an Independent Director of The Southern Company. Mr. Boscia served as President of Sun Life Financial Inc. In this capacity, Mr. Boscia managed a portfolio of the company’s operations with ultimate responsibility for the United States, United Kingdom and Asia business groups and directed the global marketing and investment management functions. Previously, Mr. Boscia served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Lincoln Financial Group, a diversified financial services organization, until his retirement in 2007. Mr. Boscia became the Chief Executive Officer of Lincoln Financial Group in 1998. During his time at Lincoln Financial Group, the company earned a reputation for its stellar performance in making major acquisitions. Mr. Boscia is a past member of the Board of PHH Corporation, where he was Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Regulatory Oversight Committee, past member of the Board of Sun Life Financial Inc., where he was a member of the Investment Oversight Committee and the Risk Review Committee, and past member of the Board of The Hershey Company, where he chaired the Corporate Governance Committee and served on the Executive Committee. In addition, Mr. Boscia has served in leadership positions on other public company Boards as well as not-for-profit and industry Boards.

Henry Clark

Mr. Henry A. Clark III, is an Independent Director of The Southern Company. Mr. Clark was a Senior Advisor with Evercore (formerly Evercore Partners Inc.) from July 2009 until his retirement in December 2016. As a Senior Advisor, Mr. Clark was primarily focused on expanding advisory activities in North America with a particular focus on the power and utilities sectors. With more than 30 years of experience in the global financial and the utility industries, Mr. Clark brings a wealth of experience in finance and risk management to his role as a Director. Prior to joining Evercore Partners Inc., Mr. Clark was Group Chairman of Global Power and Utilities at Citigroup, Inc. from 2001 to 2009. His work experience includes numerous capital markets transactions of debt, equity, bank loans, convertible securities and securitization, as well as advice in connection with mergers and acquisitions. He also has served as policy advisor to numerous clients on capital structure, cost of capital, dividend strategies and various financing strategies. He has served as Chair of the Wall Street Advisory Group of the Edison Electric Institute.

David Grain

Mr. David J. Grain is an Independent Director of The Southern Company. Mr. Grain is the founding member and managing partner of Grain Management, LLC (Grain Management), a private equity firm focused on investments in the media and communications sectors, which he founded in 2006. With offices in Sarasota, Florida and Washington, D.C., the firm manages funds for a number of the country’s leading academic institutions, endowments and public pension funds. Grain Management also builds, owns and operates wireless infrastructure assets across North America. Mr. Grain also founded and was Chief Executive Officer of Grain Communications Group, Inc. Prior to founding Grain Management, he served as President of Global Signal, Inc., Senior Vice President of AT&T Broadband’s New England Region and Executive Director in the High Yield Finance Department at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Grain was appointed by President Obama in 2011 to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council. He previously served as Chairman of the Florida State Board of Administration Investment Advisory Council as an appointee of the former Governor Charlie Crist. He is currently a Director at Gateway Bank of Southwest Florida and a Trustee of the College of the Holy Cross and serves on the Investment Committee of the United States Tennis Association.

Veronica Hagen

Ms. Veronica M. Hagen is an Independent Director of The Southern Company. From 2007 until her retirement in 2013, Ms. Hagen served as Chief Executive Officer of Polymer Group, Inc. and served from 2007 to 2015 as a Director. Ms. Hagen also served as President of Polymer Group, Inc. from January 2011 until her retirement in 2013. Polymer Group, Inc. is a leading producer and marketer of engineered materials. Prior to joining Polymer Group, Inc., Ms. Hagen was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sappi Fine Paper, a division of Sappi Limited, the South African-based global leader in the pulp and paper industry, from November 2004 until 2007. She also served as Vice President and Chief Customer Officer at Alcoa Inc. and owned and operated Metal Sales Associates, a privately-held metal business. She serves on the Compensation Committee and the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors of American Water Works Company, Inc. Ms. Hagen also serves as the Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Board of Directors of Newmont Mining Corporation.

Warren Hood

Mr. Warren A. Hood, Jr., is an Independent Director of The Southern Company. Mr. Hood is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hood Companies, Inc. which he established in 1978. Hood Companies, Inc. consists of four separate corporations with 74 manufacturing and distribution sites throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Hood Companies, Inc.’s products are currently marketed in North America, the Caribbean and Western Europe. Mr. Hood previously served on the Board of the Company’s subsidiary, Mississippi Power, where he was also a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Hood has long been recognized for his leadership role in the State of Mississippi. He serves or has served on numerous corporate, community and philanthropic boards, including Boy Scouts of America Pine Burr Area Council, Governor Phil Bryant’s Mississippi Works Committee and The Governor’s Commission on Rebuilding, Recovery and Renewal, which was formed following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He serves on the Board of BancorpSouth, Inc., where he is a member of the Audit Committee.

Linda Hudson

Ms. Linda P. Hudson serves as an Independent Director of The Southern Company. Ms. Hudson is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Cardea Group, a business management consulting firm she founded in 2014. From October 2009 through February 2014, Ms. Hudson served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of BAE Systems, a U.S.-based global defense, aerospace and security company. BAE Systems is a wholly-owned subsidiary of London-based BAE Systems plc. Previously, Ms. Hudson served as President of BAE Systems’ Land & Armaments operating group, the world’s largest military vehicle and equipment business. Before joining BAE Systems in 2006, she served as Vice President of General Dynamics Corporation and President of General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products. Ms. Hudson is a member of Bank of America Corporation’s Board of Directors, where she serves on the Compensation and Enterprise Risk Committee and the Credit Committee. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Ingersoll Rand, Inc., where she serves on the Audit and Finance Committees. She is a Director of the University of Florida Foundation.

Donald James

Mr. Donald M. James is an Independent Director of The Southern Company. Mr. James retired from his position as Chief Executive Officer of Vulcan Materials Company in July 2014 and Executive Chairman in January 2015. He retired in December 2015 as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vulcan Materials Company. Mr. James joined Vulcan Materials Company in 1992 as Senior Vice President and General Counsel and then became President of the Southern Division and then Senior Vice President of the Construction Materials Group and then President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Vulcan Materials Company, Mr. James was a partner at the law firm of Bradley, Arant, Rose & White for 10 years. Mr. James serves on the Finance and the Human Resources Committees of Wells Fargo & Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. James is a Trustee of the UAB Health System and Children’s of Alabama, where he serves on the Executive Committee.

John Johns

Mr. John D. Johns is Independent Director of Company. Mr. Johns has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Protective Life since 2002 and President from 2002 to January 2016. He joined Protective Life in 1993 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Before his tenure at Protective Life, Mr. Johns served as general counsel of Sonat, Inc., a diversified energy company. Prior to joining Sonat, Inc., Mr. Johns was a founding partner of the law firm Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Alabama Power from 2004 to 2015. During his tenure on the Alabama Power Board, he was a member of the Executive Committee. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Regions Financial Corporation, where he serves on the Risk Committee, and Genuine Parts Company, where he serves on the Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee and the Executive Committee. Mr. Johns has served on the Executive Committee of the Financial Services Roundtable in Washington, D.C. and is the immediate past chairman of the American Council of Life Insurers. Mr. Johns has served as the Chairman of the Business Council of Alabama, the Birmingham Business Alliance, the Greater Alabama Council, Boy Scouts of America and Innovation Depot, Alabama’s leading business and technology incubator.

Dale Klein

Dr. Dale E. Klein, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of The Southern Company. Dr. Klein was Commissioner from 2009 to 2010 and Chairman from 2006 through 2009 of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He also served as Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs from 2001 through 2006. Dr. Klein has more than 35 years of experience in the nuclear energy industry. Dr. Klein began his career at the University of Texas in 1977 as a professor of mechanical engineering which included a focus on the university’s nuclear program. He spent nearly 25 years in various teaching and leadership positions including Director of the nuclear engineering teaching laboratory, Associate Dean for research and administration in the College of Engineering and Vice Chancellor for special engineering programs. He serves on the Audit and Nuclear and Operating Committees of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, an Arizona energy company, and is a member of the Board of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation’s principal subsidiary, Arizona Public Service Company.

William Smith

Mr. William G. Smith, Jr., is Independent Director of The Southern Company. Mr. Smith began his career at Capital City Bank in 1978, where he worked in a number of positions of increasing responsibility before being elected President and Chief Executive Officer of Capital City Bank Group, Inc. in January 1989. He was elected Chairman of the Board of the Capital City Bank Group, Inc. in 2003. He is also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capital City Bank. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Mr. Smith is the former Federal Advisory Council Representative for the Sixth District of the Federal Reserve System and past Chair of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare and the Tallahassee Area Chamber of Commerce.

Steven Specker

Dr. Steven R. Specker is an Independent Director of The Southern Company. Dr. Specker currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Tri Alpha Energy Inc., a position he has held since October 2016. Tri Alpha Energy is an international private fusion company focusing on clean fusion energy technology. Dr. Specker served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) from 2004 until 2010. Prior to joining EPRI, Dr. Specker founded Specker Consulting, LLC, a private consulting firm, which provided operational and strategic planning services to technology companies serving the global electric power industry. Dr. Specker also served in a number of leadership positions during his 30-year career at General Electric Company (GE), including serving as President of GE’s nuclear energy business, President of GE digital energy and Vice President of global marketing. He is also a member of the Board of Trilliant Incorporated, a leading provider of Smart Grid communication solutions, and serves as a member of the Board of Tri Alpha Energy Inc.

E. Jenner Wood

Mr. E. Jenner Wood, III serves as Independent Director of Southern Company. Mr. Wood served as Corporate Executive Vice President – Wholesale Banking of SunTrust Banks, Inc. from October 2015 until his retirement in December 2016. Prior to that, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Atlanta Division of SunTrust Bank from 2001 to 2015. He began his career with SunTrust Banks, Inc. in 1975 and has advanced through various management positions including Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Georgia/North Florida Division and Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of SunTrust’s Central Group with responsibility over Georgia and Tennessee. He served as a member of the Board of Georgia Power from 2002 until May 2012. During his tenure on the Georgia Power Board, he served as a member of the Compensation, Executive and Finance Committees. Mr. Wood is a Director of Oxford Industries, Inc., where he serves as Presiding Director and as a member of the Executive Committee, and a Director of Genuine Parts Company, where he serves on the Audit Committee and the Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee. He is active in numerous civic and community organizations, serving as the Chairman of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and as a Vice Chairman of the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation and the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation. Mr. Wood also serves as a Trustee of the Sartain Lanier Family Foundation, Camp-Younts Foundation and the Jesse Parker Williams Foundation.

Aaron Abramovitz