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A Compelling Proposition for Stakeholders: Governmental Relations at AGL Resources R. Lindsay Thomas Senior Vice President Governmental Relations.

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1 A Compelling Proposition for Stakeholders: Governmental Relations at AGL Resources R. Lindsay Thomas Senior Vice President Governmental Relations

2 2003 Analyst/Investor Conference2 The Drift in Southern Government GEORGIA Governor: Republican (first time since Reconstruction) Senate: Republican Majority (30-26) House: Democratic Majority (107-72) VIRGINIA Governor:Democrat Senate:Republican Majority (23-17) House:Republican Majority (64-34) TENNESSEE Governor:Democrat Senate:Republican Majority (18-15) House:Democratic Majority (54-45) Overall, the South is: Fiscally and socially conservative Hawkish when it comes to the military Pro-growth in good balance with environmental concerns Successes in our three jurisdictions are due to a tradition of intense partnerships between the public and private sectors. Our relationships are not adversarial – the south is a good place to do business. Overall, the South is: Fiscally and socially conservative Hawkish when it comes to the military Pro-growth in good balance with environmental concerns Successes in our three jurisdictions are due to a tradition of intense partnerships between the public and private sectors. Our relationships are not adversarial – the south is a good place to do business. FEDERAL U.S. HouseU.S. Senate Georgia13 (8R/5D)2 (R/D) Tennessee1 (R)2 (R) Virginia5 (4R/1D)2 (R) STATE

3 2003 Analyst/Investor Conference3 From Grass Roots… Building Relationships Employees at all levels of the company support government in action. Through employee contributions, AGL Resources provides campaign support to individuals we believe in. % Change 2002-2003 Employee Contributions Per Pay Period+ 55% # of Employees Contributing+ 34% … to D.C.

4 2003 Analyst/Investor Conference4 Working Hard Every Day AGL Resources will continue to take our responsibilities seriously, retaining and enhancing our reputation of –Trust –Credibility –Transparency We will be expected to lead in the areas of natural gas supply and demand We must continue to balance environmental needs with the thriving growth of the Southeast, providing economic development support in our service territories Our employees will continue to remain active at all levels of government, building on our existing partnerships We will continue to work with our states to market the benefits of doing business here Most importantly, we will continue to serve the needs of all our stakeholders – customers, communities, regulators, investors, and elected officials. It’s the right thing to do. Keeping Busy Day-to-Day Governmental Relations Staff attend fundraisers, events, and one-on- one meetings with local, state and federal officials on a daily basis. Annual Events/Meetings Per Staff Member TOTAL 75-100 400-500


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