October 9, 2008

Southern Company Third Quarter Earnings to Be Released on Oct. 23

ATLANTA, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southern Company plans to release its third quarter earnings at 7:30 a.m. EDT, Thursday, Oct. 23.

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Chairman, President and CEO David M. Ratcliffe and Chief Financial Officer Paul Bowers will discuss earnings and provide earnings guidance during a conference call for financial analysts at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 23.

Investors, media and the public may listen to a live Internet Webcast of the conference call at http://www.southerncompany.com/ by clicking on the appropriate audio link. A replay of the Webcast will be available at the same site for 12 months.

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 http://www.southerncompany.com/ .

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CONTACT: Media: Terri Cohilas, +1-404-506-5333, or +1-866-506-5333,[email protected], or Investor Relations: Glen Kundert,+1-404-506-5135, [email protected], both of Southern Company

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