Southern Company 8-K 2009
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D. C. 20549
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As previously reported, on October 12, 2009, The Southern Company (the Company) received notice from the New York Stock Exchange (the NYSE) that it was deficient in meeting the requirements of Section 303A.07(a) of the NYSE Listed Company Manual, which requires the audit committee of any NYSE-listed company to have a minimum of three members. As a result of the resignation of a director on October 7, 2009, the Company temporarily had only two Audit Committee members.
On October 19, 2009, the Board of Directors of the Company appointed Mr. Jon A. Boscia, a current member of the Board of Directors, as a member of the Companys Audit Committee. The Company has notified the NYSE that it is no longer deficient in meeting the requirements of Section 303A.07(a). As a result of these actions, the Company is in compliance with the listing standards of the NYSE and expects no further action by the NYSE regarding this matter.
On October 19, 2009, the Board of Directors of the Company elected a new member, Mr. Henry A. Clark III, effective October 19, 2009. Mr. Clark is a senior advisor with Lexicon Partners. Mr. Clark also was named as a member of the Companys Finance Committee and Compensation and Management Succession Committee.
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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.