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Nicor Gas Ranks Among Nation’s Most Trusted Utilities

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – July 13, 2017 – Nicor Gas, which provides safe and reliable natural gas service to its 2.2 million customers throughout more than 650 communities in Illinois, has earned the distinction of being one of the most trusted brands in the utility industry, according to a Cogent Reports study by Market Strategies International.

“Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our employees and our customers,” said Melvin D. Williams, president of Nicor Gas. “This honor reaffirms our commitment to deliver clean, safe, reliable, affordable energy to our customers, our neighbors, and our communities today and into the future.”

The recognition is based on interviews of more than 50,000 residential customers from 130 natural gas and electric companies. The annual Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement: Residential study  rated Nicor Gas’ overall brand performance in a variety of areas, including utility customer engagement, brand trust, product demand and service satisfaction.

Nicor Gas joins 44 utility companies that received the Most Trusted Brand designation. In the natural gas category, Nicor Gas received a score of 702 out of 1,000 points.

About Nicor Gas

Nicor Gas is one of seven natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Nicor Gas serves more than 2.2 million customers in a service territory that encompasses most of the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago. For more information, visit www.nicorgas.com.

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 nonutility 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 Southern Company Gas at southerncompanygas.com.

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