SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section
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Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Amendment No. )
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The Southern Company
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THE SOUTHERN COMPANY
C/O PROXY SERVICES
P.O. BOX 9112
FARMINGDALE, NY 11735
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The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR each
|1.||Election of 15 Directors:|
|1b.||Juanita Powell Baranco|
|1c.||Jon A. Boscia|
|1d.||Henry A. Clark III|
|1e.||Anthony F. Earley, Jr.|
|1f.||Thomas A. Fanning|
|1g.||David J. Grain|
|1h.||Donald M. James|
|1i.||John D. Johns|
|1j.||Dale E. Klein|
|1k.||Ernest J. Moniz|
|1l.||William G. Smith, Jr.|
|1m.||Steven R. Specker|
|1n.||Larry D. Thompson|
|1o.||E. Jenner Wood III|
The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR Items 2, 3 and 4.
|2.||Advisory vote to approve executive compensation|
|3.||Ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for 2019|
|4.||Approval of an amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation to reduce the supermajority vote requirement to a majority vote|