FORM 4 [ ] 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 * COCKLIN KIM 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)
12/7/2021
(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  12/7/2021    G(1)    48000 (1) D $0.00  223292.12  I  LP 

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

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  For estate planning purposes, Kim R. Cocklin (the "Reporting Person") gifted an aggregate 100% partnership interest in a limited partnership controlled by him and the record holder of 48,000 shares of Common Stock of the Issuer, to three trusts established by him for the benefit of each of his three adult children. Prior to making such gifts, on December 3, 2021 the Reporting Person transferred 48,000 shares of Common Stock of the Issuer directly owned by him to the limited partnership for no consideration; at such time, the Reporting Person owned 100% of the partnership interests and therefore continued to beneficially own all of the shares of the Issuer's Common Stock held of record by the limited partnership. As a result of the reported transaction, the Reporting Person no longer possesses voting or dispositive control over, or any pecuniary interest in, the shares of the Issuer's Common Stock held of record by the limited partnership.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
COCKLIN KIM R
5430 LBJ FREEWAY
1800 III LINCOLN CENTRE
DALLAS, TX 75240
X



Signatures
/S/ Suzanne Johnson by POA 12/9/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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