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Virginia Values Veterans certification highlights Virginia Natural Gas’ commitment to workforce development

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Nov. 10, 2016 – Virginia Natural Gas has earned the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) program certification, which highlights the company’s commitment to emphasize veterans in its recruitment and hiring process.

The V3 certification recognizes Virginia Natural Gas’ ongoing efforts to strengthen its workforce by creating opportunities for transitioning and retired military personnel. It also places the state’s leading natural gas distribution company among the best places to work for veterans in Virginia.

“This certification underscores our commitment to the communities where we live, work and do business, and to the men and women who have served our nation,” said Jim Kibler, president of Virginia Natural Gas. “We are proud to support workforce development initiatives for veterans and look forward to providing additional opportunities to them in the future.”

The program is designed to help businesses implement best practices in recruiting, hiring and retaining veterans. As a newly certified V3 company, Virginia Natural Gas will be positioned to attract highly skilled and motivated veterans and connect them with roles critical to meeting its business needs.

For more information about Virginia Natural Gas, visit www.virginianaturalgas.com.

About Virginia Natural Gas
Virginia Natural Gas is one of seven natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Virginia Natural Gas provides natural gas service to 290,000 customers in southeast Virginia.  Virginia Natural Gas has been recognized as one of the safest, most reliable and customer-focused natural gas service providers, and in 2016 was ranked second in customer satisfaction among mid-size utilities in the South and third nationally by J.D. Power and Associates. Also in 2016, Virginia Natural Gas was recognized as an Environmental Champion by Cogent™ Reports and as the Local Distribution Company of the Year by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy and the Virginia Oil and Gas Association. For more information, visit www.virginianaturalgas.com and connect with the company on Facebook (Facebook.com/VirginiaNaturalGasCo) and Twitter (Twitter.com/VaNaturalGas).

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 4.5 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 gas 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 www.southerncompanygas.com.

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