AGL Resources Inc., Ten Peachtree Place, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-584-4000; website: aglresources.com.
Stock Exchange Listing
Our common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “AGL” and quoted in The Wall Street Journal as “AGL Res.”
Transfer Agent and Registrar
Wells Fargo serves as our transfer agent and registrar and can help with a variety of stock-related matters, including name and address changes; transfer of stock ownership; lost certificates; and Form 1099s.
Inquiries may be directed to: Wells Fargo Shareowner Services, P.O. Box 64874, St. Paul, MN 55164-0874; toll-free 800-468-9716; website: wellsfargo.com/shareownerservices.
A copy of this Annual Report, as well as our Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, other reports that we file with or furnish to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and our recent news releases are available free of charge at our website, aglresources.com, as soon as reasonably practicable. The information contained on our website should not be considered part of this document and is not incorporated by reference.
Our Annual Report on Form 10-K includes the certifications of our chief executive officer and chief financial officer required by Sections 302 and 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Additionally, we have filed the most recent annual CEO certification as required by Section 303A.12(a) of the New York Stock Exchange Listed Company Manual pursuant to which our CEO certified to the NYSE that he was not aware of any violation by AGL Resources of the NYSE’s corporate governance listing standards.
Our corporate governance guidelines; our code of ethics for the CEO and senior financial officers; our code of conduct and ethics; and the charters of our Board committees also are available on our website.
The above information and any exhibit to our 2009 Form 10-K also will be furnished free of charge upon written request to our Investor Relations department at: Steve Cave, Vice President, Finance, AGL Resources, Ten Peachtree Place, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-584-4000; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Institutional Investor Inquiries
Institutional investors and securities analysts should direct inquiries to: Steve Cave, Vice President, Finance, AGL Resources, Ten Peachtree Place, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-584-4000; email@example.com.
The 2010 annual meeting of shareholders will be held Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at AGL Resources’ corporate headquarters, Ten Peachtree Place, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309.
New investors may make an initial investment, and shareholders of record may acquire additional shares of our common stock, through ResourcesDIRECTTM without paying brokerage fees or service charges. Initial cash investments, quarterly cash dividends and/or optional cash purchases may be invested through the plan prospectus and enrollment materials. Contact our transfer agent at 800-468-9716 or visit our website at aglresources.com.
Stock Price and Dividend Information
At January 29, 2010, there were approximately 9,553 record holders of our common stock. Quarterly information concerning our high, low and closing prices and cash dividends that we paid in 2009 and 2008 is as follows:
We pay dividends four times a year: March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1. We have paid 249 consecutive quarterly dividends beginning in 1948. Dividends are declared at the discretion of our Board of Directors, and future dividends will depend on our future earnings, cash flow, financial requirements and other factors. In February 2010, we increased the quarterly dividend to $0.44 per common share and in February 2009 it was increased to $0.43 per common share.
Comparison of Five-Year Cumulative Total Return*
The performance graph below compares the yearly percentage change in our total return to shareholders for the last five years with the total return of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Stock Index, the cumulative total return of two different customized peer company groups, the new self-determined peer group and the old selfdetermined peer group. The new self-determined peer group includes CenterPoint Energy Inc. and NiSource Inc. and excludes National Fuel Gas Company, Questar Corp. and South Jersey Industries Inc. because our Board of Directors determined that CenterPoint Energy Inc. and NiSource Inc. better fit the profile of the companies in the peer group, which is composed of a hybrid group of utility companies, primarily natural gas distribution companies, with similar revenues, market capitalization and asset base.
The new self-determined peer group was recommended by a global management consulting firm and approved by our Board of Directors. There are 12 companies included in this new selfdetermined peer group: Atmos Energy Corp., CenterPoint Energy Inc., Integrys Energy Group Inc., New Jersey Resources Corp., Nicor Inc., NiSource Inc., Northwest Natural Gas Company, Oneok Inc., Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc., Southwest Gas Corp., UGI Corp. and WGL Holdings Inc. The old self-determined peer group includes the companies listed above in the new selfdetermined peer group with the exception of National Fuel Gas Company, Questar Corp. and and WGL Holdings Inc. The old self-determined peer group includes the companies listed above in the new selfdetermined peer group with the exception of National Fuel Gas Company, Questar Corp. and South Jersey Industries Inc. for the reasons discussed above.