ATLANTA Southern Company plans to release its first quarter 2004 earnings at 7:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday, April 28.
CEO Allen Franklin and Tom Fanning, chief financial officer, will discuss earnings and provide guidance during a conference call for financial analysts at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 28.
Investors, media and the public may listen to a live Internet Webcast of the conference call at 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 4 million customers and nearly 39,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier super-regional energy company in the Southeast and a leading U.S. producer of electricity. Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states, a growing competitive generation company, an energy services business and a competitive retail natural gas business, 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 15 percent below the national average. Southern Company has been named three consecutive years No. 1 on Fortune magazines Americas Most Admired Companies list in the Electric and Gas Utility industry. Southern Company has been ranked the nations top energy utility in the American Customer Satisfaction Index four years in a row, and in the latest survey tied for the highest score among all service industry companies. Southern Company has more than 500,000 shareholders, making its common stock one of the most widely held in the United States. Visit the Southern Company Web site at www.southerncompany.com.