Atmos Energy Corporation Appoints John C. Ale to Board of Directors

Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE: ATO) today announced that John C. Ale has been elected to its Board of Directors. His election, effective June 1, 2022, will increase the size of the board to 11 directors.

Ale was previously Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Southwestern Energy Company, an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development, production and marketing of natural gas, natural gas liquids and petroleum.

Ale has over 30 years of energy industry experience, including Vice President and General Counsel of Occidental Petroleum Corporation from April 2012 to November 2013, and served as an external industry advisor in as a partner of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP since 2002. Previously, Ale was a partner of Vinson & Elkins LLP.

“John is a great addition to our board. He has extensive experience in the energy sector as well as in-depth knowledge of environmental, social and governance issues related to the industry. As General Counsel, he participated in the development of Southwestern Energy Company’s cybersecurity policy and was regularly involved in management, audit committee and board discussions on security issues. cyber. John will be a great addition to our board,” said Kim R. Cocklin, Chairman of the Board of Atmos Energy.

About Atmos Energy

Atmos Energy Corporation, an S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas, is the nation’s largest natural gas distributor. We safely deliver reliable, affordable, efficient and plentiful natural gas to more than 3 million distribution customers in more than 1,400 communities across eight primarily Southern states. As part of our vision to be the safest natural gas service provider, we are modernizing our operations and infrastructure while continuing to invest in safety, innovation, environmental sustainability and our communities. Atmos Energy manages proprietary pipelines and storage assets, including one of the largest intrastate gas pipeline systems in Texas. Find us online at, Facebook, Twitter, instagram and Youtube.

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