Southern Company announces quarterly dividend

                Southern Company announces quarterly dividend

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Oct. 15, 2012

ATLANTA, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Southern Company today announced a
regular quarterly dividend of 49 cents per share on the company's common
stock, payable Dec. 6, 2012, to shareholders of record Nov. 5, 2012. This
marks 260 consecutive quarters – dating back to 1948 – that Southern Company
will have paid a dividend to its shareholders.

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. 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 below the
national average. Southern Company also 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

Website: http://www.southerncompany.com
Contact: Media Contact: Southern Company Media Relations, +1-404-506-5333 or
+1-866-506-5333, www.southerncompany.com; Investor Relations Contact: Dan
Tucker, +1-404-506-5310, dstucker@southernco.com
 
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