August 28, 2008

Southern Company CFO Paul Bowers to Present Sept. 2 at Lehman Brothers CEO Energy/Power Conference

ATLANTA, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southern Company Chief Financial Officer Paul Bowers will make a presentation during the Lehman Brothers CEO Energy/Power Conference at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 4:20 p.m. EDT.

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Bowers will present an overview of Southern Company's business strategy and financial performance. The presentation will be webcast at and available for replay for 90 days.

With nearly 4.4 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company is the premier energy company serving the Southeast, one of America's fastest-growing regions. A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are significantly below the national average. Southern Company has been listed the top ranking U.S. electric service provider in customer satisfaction for nine consecutive years by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Visit our Web site at .

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