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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) May 3, 2021

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:

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

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

Registrant Title of each class Trading
Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange
on which registered
The Southern Company Common Stock, par value $5 per share SO New York Stock Exchange
The Southern Company Series 2016A 5.25% Junior Subordinated Notes due 2076 SOJB New York Stock Exchange
The Southern Company Series 2017B 5.25% Junior Subordinated Notes due 2077 SOJC New York Stock Exchange
The Southern Company 2019 Series A Corporate Units SOLN New York Stock Exchange
The Southern Company Series 2020A 4.95% Junior Subordinated Notes due 2080 SOJD New York Stock Exchange
The Southern Company
Series 2020C 4.20% Junior Subordinated Notes due 2060
SOJE New 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 8.01.
Other Events.
On May 3, 2021, The Southern Company (the “Company”) entered into an Underwriting Agreement covering the issue and sale of $1,000,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its Series 2021A 3.75% Fixed-to-Fixed Reset Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due September 15, 2051 (the “Series 2021A Junior Subordinated Notes”). The Series 2021A Junior Subordinated Notes were registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, pursuant to the shelf registration statement (Registration No. 333-253286) of the Company.
Item 9.01.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
1.3
4.4
4.9 Form of the Series 2021A Junior Subordinated Note (included in Exhibit 4.4 above).
5.1
8.1
23.1 Consent of Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1 above).
23.2 Consent of Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP (included in Exhibit 8.1 above).
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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: May 6, 2021 THE SOUTHERN COMPANY



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


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