UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 14A

Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Amendment No. )

Filed by the Registrant Filed by a Party other than the Registrant      

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX:
  Preliminary Proxy Statement
Confidential, For Use of the Commission Only (as permitted by Rule 14a-6(e)(2))
Definitive Proxy Statement
  Definitive Additional Materials
Soliciting Material Under Rule 14a-12

The Southern Company

(Name of Registrant as Specified In Its Charter)
(Name of Person(s) Filing Proxy Statement, if Other Than the Registrant)

PAYMENT OF FILING FEE (CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX):
  No fee required.
Fee computed on table below per Exchange Act Rules 14a-6(i)(1) and 0-11.
1) Title of each class of securities to which transaction applies:
2) Aggregate number of securities to which transaction applies:
3) Per unit price or other underlying value of transaction computed pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 0-11 (set forth the amount on which the filing fee is calculated and state how it was determined):
4) Proposed maximum aggregate value of transaction:
5) Total fee paid:
Fee paid previously with preliminary materials:
Check box if any part of the fee is offset as provided by Exchange Act Rule 0-11(a)(2) and identify the filing for which the offsetting fee was paid previously. Identify the previous filing by registration statement number, or the form or schedule and the date of its filing.
1) Amount previously paid:
2) Form, Schedule or Registration Statement No.:
3) Filing Party:
4) Date Filed:



              
C/O PROXY SERVICES
P.O. BOX 9112
FARMINGDALE, NY 11735

Your Vote Counts!

THE SOUTHERN COMPANY

2021 Annual Meeting
Vote by May 25, 2021
11:59 PM ET

 
 
 
 
 








 
D43667-P53658
 
 

 

 

You invested in THE SOUTHERN COMPANY and it's time to vote!
You have the right to vote on proposals being presented at the Annual Meeting. This is an important notice regarding the availability of proxy material for the stockholder meeting to be held on May 26, 2021.

Get informed before you vote
View the proxy statement and the annual report online OR you can receive a free paper or email copy of the material(s) by requesting a copy prior to May 12, 2021. If you would like to request a copy of the material(s) for this and/or future stockholder meetings, you may (1) visit www.ProxyVote.com, (2) call 1-800-579-1639 or (3) send an email to sendmaterial@proxyvote.com. If sending an email, please include your control number (indicated below) in the subject line. Unless requested, you will not otherwise receive a paper or email copy.

               

For complete information and to vote, visit www.ProxyVote.com

Control #   

               

                    
Smartphone users
Point your camera here and
vote without entering a
control number

                                                  

          

          

Vote Virtually at the Meeting*
May 26, 2021
10:00 a.m., ET

 

Virtually at:
www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/SO2021

 

   
* Please check the meeting materials for any special requirements for meeting attendance.



Vote at www.ProxyVote.com

THIS IS NOT A VOTABLE BALLOT

This is an overview of the proposals being presented at the upcoming stockholder meeting. Please follow the instructions on the reverse side to vote these important matters.


Board
Voting Items Recommends
       
1. Elect 13 Directors:
 
1a. Janaki Akella For    
1b. Juanita Powell Baranco For
1c. Henry A. Clark III For
1d. Anthony F. Earley, Jr. For
1e. Thomas A. Fanning For
1f. David J. Grain For
1g. Colette D. Honorable For
1h. Donald M. James For
1i. John D. Johns For
1j. Dale E. Klein For
1k. Ernest J. Moniz For
1l. William G. Smith, Jr. For
1m. E. Jenner Wood III For
2. Advisory vote to approve executive compensation For
3. Approve the 2021 Equity and Incentive Compensation Plan For
4. Ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for 2021 For
5. Approve an amendment to the Restated Certificate of Incorporation to reduce the supermajority vote requirement to a majority vote requirement For
       
       
       
       
       
       
 
Prefer to receive an email instead? While voting on www.ProxyVote.com, be sure to click “Sign up for E-delivery”.

D43668-P53658