Southern Company fourth quarter, full-year 2001 earnings to be released Jan. 24

ATLANTA – Southern Company plans to release its fourth quarter and full-year 2001 earnings at 7:30 a.m. EST Thursday, Jan. 24.

Allen Franklin, chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Gale Klappa, chief financial officer, will conduct a conference call for financial analysts at 1 p.m. EST, Thursday, Jan. 24.

Investors, media and the public may listen to a live Internet 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 10 days.

With nearly 4 million customers and more than 34,000 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 five electric utilities, a fast-growing competitive generation company and an energy services 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 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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