Stockholders meeting to be broadcast live on Webcast

Southern Company’s 2004 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will take place at 10 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 26, at The Southern Pine Conference Center at Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Ga. At the meeting, Southern Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Allen Franklin will report on Southern Company business issues and future plans. Also, shareholders will elect the company’s Board of Directors and vote on other matters.

The meeting will be available on a live audio Webcast beginning at 10 a.m. EDT at The presentation will be available for replay at this site for 45 days.

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 magazine’s “America’s Most Admired Companies” list in the Electric and Gas Utility industry. Southern Company has been ranked the nation’s 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 600,000 shareholders, making its common stock one of the most widely held in the United States. Visit the Southern Company Web site at