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Elizabethtown Gas customers benefit from $17.5 million rate credit related to merger with Southern Company

UNION, N.J. – Aug. 8, 2016 – Elizabethtown Gas, a subsidiary of Southern Company Gas (formerly known as AGL Resources Inc.), will provide a significant rate credit to its more than 283,000 customers as a result of the recent merger of Southern Company Gas with Southern Company.

Beginning this month, Elizabethtown Gas will provide $17.5 million in refunds to all customers with active accounts as of June 30, 2016. The one-time credit, which equates to approximately $42 for a residential customer, will be applied to August bills and is based on an allocation of rate classes approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU).

“We are pleased to pass along these refunds to our customers,” said Brian MacLean, president of Elizabethtown Gas. “This credit reinforces our longstanding commitment to providing exceptional customer service and delivering the value our customers have come to expect from us.”

Southern Company completed its merger transaction with Elizabethtown Gas’ parent company on July 1, 2016, following unanimous regulatory approval from the NJBPU. The newly merged organization is one of America's leading electric and gas utility companies and the second-largest utility company in the U.S. in terms of customer base.
For more information related to the customer credit, visit our website at www.elizabethtowngas.com.

About Elizabethtown Gas

Elizabethtown Gas is one of seven natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Elizabethtown Gas provides natural gas delivery service to approximately 292,000 residential, business and industrial natural gas customers in New Jersey. In operation since 1855, the company serves parts of Union, Middlesex, Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon, Morris and Mercer counties. Elizabethtown Gas focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day, and was ranked highest in customer satisfaction with residential natural gas service in the east among midsize utilities, three years in a row, by J.D. Power and Associates. Elizabethtown Gas also is committed to economic growth and development in New Jersey and was recognized in 2016 with the Economic Impact Award by the Supplier Diversity Development Council. For more information, visit elizabethtowngas.com and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.

About Southern Company Gas

Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America’s premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.6 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in seven states and more than 1 million retail customers through its companies that market natural gas and related home services. Other non-utility businesses include investments in interstate pipelines, asset management for natural gas wholesale customers and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit www.southerncompanygas.com.

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