Southern Company Financial Analysts Meeting to be Webcast May 16-17

ATLANTA – Southern Company’s 2005 Financial Analysts Meeting will be presented in a live audio Webcast on May 16-17.

On May 16, beginning at 2 p.m. EDT, Southern Company Chairman, President, and CEO David M. Ratcliffe will present an overview of the company and its business plans; Alabama Power CEO Charles D. McCrary, Georgia Power CEO Michael D. Garrett, Gulf Power CEO Susan N. Story, Mississippi Power CEO Anthony J. Topazi, and Savannah Electric CEO Anthony R. James will participate in a panel discussion about the utility subsidiaries; and Southern Company Generation President W. Paul Bowers and Executive Vice President Ronnie Bates will discuss the competitive generation business.

On May 17, beginning at 8:15 a.m. EDT, Southern Company Senior Vice President of Environmental Affairs Christopher M. Hobson and Southern Company Generation Executive Vice President Ed Day will present an overview of environmental issues and construction plans; Power Systems Development Facility Director Randall E. Rush will discuss the coal gasification project; Southern Company Vice President of Fuel Services Earl Parsons will discuss fuel procurement; and Southern Company Chief Financial Officer Tom Fanning will present a financial overview.

The Webcast will be available at It will be available for replay at this site for one year.

With more than 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 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 ranked the nation`s top energy utility in the American Customer Satisfaction Index five years in a row. 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