September 17, 2008

Southern Company CEO David Ratcliffe to Present Sept. 23 at Merrill Lynch Power & Gas Leaders Conference

ATLANTA, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southern Company Chief Executive Officer David Ratcliffe will speak during the Merrill Lynch Power & Gas Leaders Conference at 4 World Financial Center, 250 Vesey St., in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 23.

Ratcliffe will join other utility CEOs for a panel discussion called "Power Leaders Forum" at 7:45 a.m. EDT. The presentation will be webcast at and available for replay for 14 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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