Southern Company names Kim Greene president and CEO of Southern Company Services

Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:37pm EST

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ATLANTA,  Feb. 20, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company Chairman, President
and CEO  Thomas A. Fanning  today announced that  Kimberly S. Greene  has been
elected president and CEO of Southern Company Services, Inc. She will also have
a seat on the company's management council. Greene will succeed  Susan N. Story,
who is retiring from Southern Company to become chief financial officer of  New
Jersey-based American Water. The announced changes will take effect  April 1.



"Susan has been an extraordinary leader at Southern Company," said Fanning. "She
rose to the highest ranks of our company, due to her sharp focus on finance,
operations and customer service. We call these the 'whats.' But equally
important are the 'hows', and  Susan Story  is world class at both."

Greene is currently executive vice president and chief generation officer of
TVA. Previously, Greene served as TVA's chief financial officer, executive vice
president of Financial Services and chief risk officer. She was also group
president for Strategy and External Relations at TVA.

Prior to joining TVA in 2007, Greene was senior vice president of finance and
treasurer at Southern Company, where she began her career.

"Kim is one of us," Fanning said. "We are so fortunate to have her returning to
Southern Company. She has demonstrated excellence in nearly every facet of our
industry, and our customers and the employees who serve them will benefit from
her wide range of expertise."

In her new role, Greene will be responsible for overseeing the company's
information technology, human resources, supply chain management, marketing
services, business performance services and system aircraft functions, as well
as SouthernLINC Wireless, Southern Company's wireless telecommunications
provider, and Southern Telecom, the company's wholesale fiber optic network
provider. She will also lead efforts surrounding the company's Smart Energy
efforts, which include emerging technologies involving energy innovation, energy
efficiency and customer energy choices.

Greene earned a bachelor's degree in engineering science and mechanics from the 
University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She earned a master's degree in biomedical
engineering from the  University of Alabama at Birmingham  and a master's in
business administration from  Samford University. She also completed the
Advanced Management Program at  Harvard Business School.

Greene is on the advisory boards for the  University of Tennessee  College of
Engineering and the University's Department of Finance. She is also on the board
of the Electric Power Research Institute and will assume the chairmanship in

A native of  Knoxville, Tenn., she and her husband, Ted, have two daughters.

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 namedElectric Light
& Power magazine's Utility of the Year for 2012 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

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