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SOUTHERN CO : Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K)

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05/26/2016 | 10:07pm CEST

Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

The Southern Company (the "Company") held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 25, 2016. Stockholders voted as follows on the matters presented for a vote:

1. The nominees for election to the Board of Directors were elected based on

     the following votes:



       Nominees         Votes For  Votes Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes

Juanita Powell Baranco 531,930,942 7,511,927 3,002,483 235,268,473 Jon A. Boscia 535,648,607 3,793,591 3,003,154 235,268,473 Henry A. Clark III 534,846,488 4,613,231 2,985,633 235,268,473 Thomas A. Fanning 508,506,423 25,487,468 8,451,461 235,268,473 David J. Grain 534,793,224 4,605,602 3,046,526 235,268,473 Veronica M. Hagen 534,134,147 5,348,218 2,962,987 235,268,473 Warren A. Hood, Jr. 533,335,297 6,073,396 3,036,659 235,268,473 Linda P. Hudson 521,629,713 17,883,666 2,931,973 235,268,473 Donald M. James 518,945,750 20,312,967 3,186,635 235,268,473 John D. Johns 521,900,117 17,450,101 3,095,134 235,268,473 Dale E. Klein 534,963,314 4,446,142 3,035,896 235,268,473 William G. Smith, Jr. 532,893,177 6,592,829 2,959,346 235,268,473 Steven R. Specker 534,432,828 4,894,018 3,118,506 235,268,473 Larry D. Thompson 534,652,037 4,718,266 3,075,049 235,268,473 E. Jenner Wood III 534,872,816 4,492,057 3,080,479 235,268,473



2.   The proposal to approve a by-law amendment to permit proxy access was
     approved based upon the following votes:



                                              Broker
 Votes For    Votes Against   Abstentions    Non-Votes
520,667,900    17,181,771      4,595,681    235,268,473



3.   The proposal to approve an amendment to the certificate of incorporation to
     reduce the supermajority vote requirements to a majority vote, which
     pursuant to the certificate of incorporation requires the affirmative vote
     of two-thirds of the issued and outstanding shares, was not approved based
     upon the following votes:



                                              Broker
 Votes For    Votes Against   Abstentions    Non-Votes
525,712,497    12,283,015      4,449,840    235,268,473



                                       1

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4.   The proposal to approve an amendment to the certificate of incorporation to
     eliminate the "fair price" anti-takeover provision was approved based upon
     the following votes:



                                              Broker
 Votes For    Votes Against   Abstentions    Non-Votes
513,062,968    23,836,934      5,545,450    235,268,473



5.   The proposal to approve a by-law amendment to permit the board to make
     certain future amendments to the by-laws without stockholder ratification
     was approved based upon the following votes:



                                              Broker
 Votes For    Votes Against   Abstentions    Non-Votes
405,212,994    132,162,957     5,069,401    235,268,473



6.   The proposal to approve, on an advisory basis, the Company's named executive
     officers' compensation was approved based upon the following votes:



                                              Broker
 Votes For    Votes Against   Abstentions    Non-Votes
500,015,737    35,523,173      6,906,442    235,268,473




7.   The proposal to approve the material terms for qualified performance-based
     compensation under the omnibus plan was approved based upon the following
     votes:



                                              Broker
 Votes For    Votes Against   Abstentions    Non-Votes
509,450,647    26,139,846      6,854,859    235,268,473



8.   The proposal to ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the
     Company's independent registered public accounting firm for 2016 was
     approved based upon the following votes:



                                             Broker
 Votes For    Votes Against   Abstentions   Non-Votes
763,605,958     9,669,397      4,438,470        0



9.   The stockholder proposal on a report on strategy for international energy
     agency 2°C scenario was not approved based upon the following votes:



                                              Broker
 Votes For    Votes Against   Abstentions    Non-Votes
176,207,023    335,098,875    31,139,454    235,268,473



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10.  The stockholder proposal on a report quantifying potential financial losses
     to the company associated with stranding of coal assets was not approved
     based upon the following votes:



                                              Broker
 Votes For    Votes Against   Abstentions    Non-Votes
152,832,433    361,770,478    27,842,441    235,268,473


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.




(d) Exhibits
3.1  Certificate of Amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation of the Company

effective May 26, 2016.

3.2 By-Laws of the Company, as amended effective May 25, 2016.

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