Executive Management Changes Announced at Southern Company

Fri Jan 4, 2013 10:30am EST

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ATLANTA,  Jan. 4, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company Chief Financial Officer
 Art P. Beattie  today announced several changes within the company's financial
management team, effective  March 31.

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Ann P. Daiss  will become chief accounting officer and comptroller of Southern
Company, as well as senior vice president and comptroller of Southern Company
Services. Daiss is currently vice president, comptroller and chief accounting
officer for Georgia Power.

Daiss will replace  W. Ron Hinson, who will become executive vice president,
chief financial officer, treasurer and comptroller of Georgia Power, the largest
subsidiary of Southern Company, serving 2.4 million customers in all but four of
 Georgia's 159 counties. Hinson will assume the role vacated by  Ronnie R.
Labrato, who has announced plans to retire.

"Southern Company's long-term success is a direct result of our commitment to
identifying and developing leaders," said Beattie. "Ann and Ron have
consistently demonstrated effective leadership, and I am confident they will
continue to excel in their new roles."

Daiss, 45, joined Southern Company Services in 1998 as director of accounting.
In her current role, which she assumed in 2006, Daiss is directly responsible
for all internal and external accounting and reporting, as well as Georgia
Power's rate case regulatory strategy. Her previous job duties included
responsibility for the consolidated financial reporting and Securities and
Exchange Commission reporting for Southern Company and its registrant utility
subsidiaries. Prior to joining Southern Company, Daiss was a senior audit
manager for Arthur Andersen's  Atlanta  office, where she served clients in the
utility, airline and investment management industries.

Hinson, 56, joined Georgia Power in 1979 as an accounting associate. During his
27 years with Georgia Power, Hinson held numerous positions in the corporate
accounting organization, including serving as vice president and comptroller,
and was an active participant in state regulatory activities. He was elected to
his current position with Southern Company in 2006.

With 4.4 million customers and more than 43,000 megawatts of generating
capacity,  Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy
company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer
of clean, safe, reliable and affordable 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 energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and
retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company and
its subsidiaries are leading the nation's nuclear renaissance through the
construction of the first new nuclear units to be built in a generation of
Americans and are demonstrating their commitment to energy innovation through
the development of a state-of-the-art coal gasification plant. Southern Company
has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and  G.I. Jobs  magazine
as a top military employer and listed by DiversityInc as a top company for
Blacks. The company received the 2012 Edison Award from the Edison Electric
Institute for its leadership in new nuclear development, was named Platts' 2011
Power Company of the Year and is continually ranked among the top utilities in
Fortune's annual  World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility  rankings. Visit
our website at  www.southerncompany.com.

SOURCE  Southern Company

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