Southern Company Chief Financial Officer Gale Klappa to speak at energy industry conference Feb. 13

ATLANTA – Southern Company Chief Financial Officer Gale Klappa will speak Thursday Feb. 13 at the UBS Warburg 2003 Natural Gas and Electric Utilities Conference in New York.

Klappa will present an update of Southern Company’s business outlook. The presentation will be available live on audio webcast beginning at 11:15 a.m. EST at It will be available for replay at this site until March 12.

With 4 million customers and nearly 37,000 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 No. 1 on Fortune magazine’s 2002 “America’s Most Admired Companies” list in the Electric and Gas Utility industry. 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

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