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SO Southern

Filed: 21 Sep 20, 9:42am
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D. C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
September 15, 2020
 

 
Commission
File Number
 
Registrant,
State of Incorporation,
Address and Telephone Number
 
I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.
 
 1-3526 The Southern Company 58-0690070 
(A Delaware Corporation)
30 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard, N.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
(404) 506-5000

The name and address of the registrant have not changed since the last report.

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

RegistrantTitle of each class
Trading
Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange
on which registered
The Southern CompanyCommon Stock, par value $5 per shareSONew York Stock Exchange
The Southern CompanySeries 2015A 6.25% Junior Subordinated Notes due 2075SOJANew York Stock Exchange
The Southern CompanySeries 2016A 5.25% Junior Subordinated Notes due 2076SOJBNew York Stock Exchange
The Southern CompanySeries 2017B 5.25% Junior Subordinated Notes due 2077SOJCNew York Stock Exchange
The Southern Company2019 Series A Corporate UnitsSOLNNew York Stock Exchange
The Southern CompanySeries 2020A 4.95% Junior Subordinated Notes due 2080SOJDNew York Stock Exchange
The Southern CompanySeries 2020C 4.20% Junior Subordinated NotesSOJENew York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company  
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  





Item 5.02.Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On September 15, 2020, the Board of Directors of The Southern Company (the “Company”) elected a new director, Colette D. Honorable, effective October 1, 2020. Ms. Honorable was named a member of the Business Security and Resiliency Committee and the Finance Committee, effective October 1, 2020.
Ms. Honorable has served as a partner with the law firm Reed Smith LLP since June 2017. From January 2015 until June 2017, Ms. Honorable served as a Commissioner with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and, from October 2007 to January 2015, Ms. Honorable served as a Commissioner with the Arkansas Public Service Commission. Ms. Honorable served as the Arkansas Public Service Commission’s Interim Chair in 2008 and as its Chair from January 2011 to January 2015.
No arrangement or understanding exists between Ms. Honorable and any other persons pursuant to which she was selected as a director. Ms. Honorable will participate in the Company’s standard non-employee director cash and equity compensation program as more fully described in the Company’s Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 13, 2020.


SIGNATURE
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: September 21, 2020 
THE SOUTHERN COMPANY




 By/s/Melissa K. Caen
  
Melissa K. Caen
Assistant Secretary

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