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Making its energy matter: AGL Resources kicks off annual Volunteer Week celebration

(GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- More than 40 activities planned for May 16 to May 21

ATLANTA - May 12, 2016 - AGL Resources and its family of companies will continue their tradition of strengthening communities during the third annual Volunteer Week, which runs May 16 to May 21. Employees throughout the company's service territories will celebrate their year-round commitments to volunteerism in support of a core company value, Generosity of Spirit.

More than 900 employees, retirees, community partners, and their families and friends will concentrate their energy on more than 40 projects that demonstrate the ongoing role they play in shaping the community and leaving a lasting impact for current and future generations.

"We take seriously our responsibility to fuel the daily lives of more than 4.5 million customers each day," said Melanie Platt, AGL Resources executive vice president and chief people officer. "Each year during the third week of May, we are proud to put that commitment on full display. Volunteer Week celebrates our commitment to volunteerism and highlights our desire to build and sustain the vibrant communities where our customers and employees live and work."

The projects, which will be completed in 10 states across the footprint and which focus on environmental education and sustainability, community enrichment and energy efficiency, include...