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ATMOS ENERGY ANNOUNCES RECORD DATE FOR THREE-FOR-TWO SPLIT

 DALLAS, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE: ATO) today announced that it has received all necessary regulatory approvals for the issuance of shares in connection with the company's three-for-two split of its common stock effected in the form of a stock dividend, which was announced Feb. 9, 1994. The record date for the stock split is May 4, 1994. Payment date on which the new shares and cash for fractional shares will be mailed to shareholders is May 16, 1994.
 The stock split will result in shareholders receiving one new share for every two shares currently held. Fractional shares will not be issued to shareholders of record but will be paid in cash. Participants in the Atmos Dividend Reinvestment and Stock Purchase Plan (DRSPP) will have shares resulting from the split credited to their DRSPP account, unless the participant notifies the agent for the DRSPP otherwise.
 Shares outstanding will increase from approximately 10 million to slightly more than 15 million.
 Atmos Energy Corporation provides natural gas service to more than 654,000 customers in six states through its operating companies -- Energas Company, Greeley Gas Company, Trans Louisiana Gas Company, and Western Kentucky Gas Company.
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 /CONTACT: Margaret Watson (media), 214-450-4050, or Jack Eversull (analysts), 214-788-3729, both of Atmos Energy/
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