Steve Lindsey has been named the senior vice president of Southern operations and president of Atlanta Gas Light, Florida City Gas and Chattanooga Gas. He replaces former Atlanta Gas Light President Suzanne Sitherwood, who left the company in June to become president of the Laclede Group, a St. Louis-based utility.
Somerhalder told the AJC there will be "reductions necessary in some positions" at the top levels of the company. Meanwhile, he said, AGL has added jobs in Georgia during the past year and has made "job commitments" in Illinois.
Executives expect the combined AGL to be a Fortune 500 company.
Nicor shareholders received $21.20 in cash and .83 shares of AGL Resources common stock for a total of $54.43. The amount is based on the closing price of AGL's common stock on Dec. 8.
The combined company will use Nicor's ticker symbol -- GAS -- starting Dec. 16. Its stock will be added to the S&P 500 Index at the close of trading Dec. 12.