Statement by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle on Southern Company and AGL Resources Announcement

August 24, 2015

Lt. Governor Casey Cagle today released the following statement on the Southern Company and AGL Resources announcement.

“This announcement is a good deal for the Southern Company, AGL Resources, and the State of Georgia. The increasing role played by our nation’s natural gas resources in the generation of electric energy has created an opportunity for both companies to work together to drive lower costs and increased efficiency. Most importantly, the fact that two great Georgia companies are joining forces means that thousands of jobs will remain in Georgia today, and a significant number of new jobs will grow in the future. Having both companies remain in our state is great news, and I congratulate the leadership teams and employees of both organizations.”