Southern Company third quarter earnings release moved to Nov. 5

       Southern Company third quarter earnings release moved to Nov. 5

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Oct. 29, 2012

ATLANTA, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Southern Company has changed the timing
of its third quarter 2012 earnings announcement to 7:30 a.m. EST on Monday,
Nov. 5.

Chairman, President and CEO Thomas A. Fanning and Chief Financial Officer Art
P. Beattie will discuss earnings during a conference call for financial
analysts at 11 a.m. EST that same day.

The change was made in anticipation of possible sustained disruption from
Hurricane Sandy, which is expected to affect a large segment of the investor
and financial analyst community when it arrives in the Northeast early this

Investors, media and the public may listen to a live webcast of the conference
call at by clicking on the appropriate audio link. A
replay of the webcast will be available at the same site for 12 months.

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 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 is
leading the nation's nuclear renaissance through the construction of the first
new nuclear units to be built in a generation of Americans and is
demonstrating its commitment to energy innovation through development of a
state-of-the-art coal gasification plant. Southern Company has been recognized
by the U.S. Department of Defense and GI 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

SOURCE Southern Company

Contact: Media, Southern Company Media Relations, +1-404-506-5333,
+1-866-506-5333, or Investor Relations, Dan Tucker, +1-404-506-5310,
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