FORM 4 [X] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * SPRINGER STEPHEN R 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol ATMOS ENERGY CORP [ ATO ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)__X__ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
5430 LBJ FREEWAY, 1800 III LINCOLN CENTRE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
12/1/2021
(Street)
DALLAS, TX 75240
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock  12/1/2021    C    1170 (1) A $91.62  2545  D   
Common Stock  12/1/2021    C    50543 (2) A $91.62  53088  D   
Common Stock  12/2/2021    C    113  A $91.62  53201  D   
Common Stock                 1000  I  By Wife's Trust 

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Phantom Deferred Compensation   (3) 12/1/2021    C        1170    (4)  (4) Common Stock  1170  $0  113  D   
Phantom Stock Units   (3) 12/1/2021    C        50543    (4)  (4) Common Stock  50543  $0  0  D   
Phantom Deferred Compensation   (3) 12/2/2021    C        113    (4)  (4) Common Stock  113  $0  0  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Includes 0.0533 shares resulting from a feature of the Company's Equity Incentive and Deferred Compensation Plan for Non-Employee Directors (the "Plan") authorizing fractional shares to be rounded to the nearest whole share upon distribution to participant.
(2)  Includes 0.5731 shares resulting from a feature of the Plan authorizing fractional shares to be rounded to the nearest whole share upon distribution to participant.
(3)  Each unit of phantom stock is equivalent to one share of the Company's common stock.
(4)  The phantom stock units were granted under the Plan and have been distributed to the reporting person upon his termination of service on the Company's Board.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
SPRINGER STEPHEN R
5430 LBJ FREEWAY
1800 III LINCOLN CENTRE
DALLAS, TX 75240
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Signatures
/s/Suzanne Johnson by POA 12/3/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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