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." Prior to February 2009, our common stock was traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "ATG."
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
Inquiries may be directed to: Wells Fargo Shareowner Services, P.O. Box 64874, St. Paul, MN 55164-0874; toll-free 800-468-9716; website: www.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 does not constitute incorporation 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 2008
Form 10-K also will be furnished free of charge upon written request to our Investor Relations department at: Steve Cave, Managing Director, Investor Relations, AGL Resources, Ten Peachtree Place, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-584-3801; email@example.com.
Institutional Investor Inquiries
Institutional investors and securities analysts should direct inquiries to: Steve Cave, Managing Director, Investor Relations, AGL Resources, Ten Peachtree Place, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-584-3801; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2009 annual meeting of shareholders will be held Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 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 ResourcesDIRECT™ 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 30, 2009, there were approximately 9,800 record holders of our common stock. Quarterly information concerning our high, low and closing prices and cash dividends that we paid in 2008 and 2007 is as follows:
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|March 31, 2008
|June 30, 2008
|September 30, 2008
|December 31, 2008
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|March 31, 2007
|June 30, 2007
|September 30, 2007
|December 31, 2007
We pay dividends four times a year: March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1. We have paid 245 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 2009, we increased the quarterly dividend to $0.43 per common share and in February 2008 it was increased to $0.42 per common share.
Comparison of 5 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 and Poor's 500 Stock Index, Standard and Poor's Utilities Stock Index and a self-determined peer group. The self-determined peer group contains a hybrid group of utility companies, primarily natural gas distribution companies, with similar revenues, market capitalization and asset base that were recommended by a global management consulting firm and approved by our Board of Directors. This new self-determined peer group will replace the S&P Utilities Index in prospective graphs. There are 13 companies included in this peer group: Atmos Energy Corp., Integrys Energy Group Inc., National Fuel Gas Company, New Jersey Resources Corp., Nicor Inc., Northwest Natural Gas Company, Oneok Inc., Piedmont National Gas Company Inc., Questar Corp., South Jersey Industries Inc., Southwest Gas Corp., UGI Corp. and WGL Holdings Inc.