Reppucci Joins SouthernLINC Wireless as Chief Financial Officer

ATLANTA, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Carmine A. Reppucci has been named chief financial officer, vice president and treasurer for SouthernLINC Wireless and Southern Telecom, wholly owned subsidiaries of Southern Company. Reppucci will be responsible for the company's accounting policies and practices, internal controls, and monitoring and management of the financial performance of SouthernLINC Wireless. In addition, he will lead the company's corporate operations organization, which includes information systems, real estate facilities and customer accounting.

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Reppucci began his career with Southern Company in 1998 when he joined SouthernLINC Wireless as comptroller and director of financial operations. He then moved into the position of director of change management, and project director-Oracle financials for Southern Company's Enterprise Solutions Project.

Reppucci earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Rider University and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Emory University. He also served in the United States Marine Corps and was deployed overseas during Operation Desert Storm.

About SouthernLINC Wireless

SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company (NYSE: SO), is an Atlanta-based regional wireless carrier with network coverage in the major metro and rural areas of Alabama, Georgia, southeast Mississippi and northwest Florida. SouthernLINC Wireless combines multiple communication options, including Push To Talk two-way radio (PTT), cellular service, wireless Internet access, wireless data, and text and picture messaging, into one hand-held device. In addition to regional network coverage, the company offers nationwide access through roaming agreements for cellular, PTT, data, and text and picture messaging services in more than 540 cities throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 1-800-818-LINC (5462) or visit www.southernlinc.com.

About Southern Telecom

Southern Telecom is a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company that provides long-haul and metropolitan dark fiber connecting Atlanta with other smaller cities throughout the Southeast. The company also provides network elements such as rights of way, dark fiber, conduit, co-location and other related maintenance services. Southern Telecom is certified in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia and also at the federal level. For more information about Southern Telecom, please call (404) 506-5120 or visit www.southern-telecom.com.    

About Southern Company

With 4.4 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast. A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, 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 below the national average. Southern Company was named the World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility by Fortune magazine in 2011, and is consistently listed among the top U.S. electric service providers in customer satisfaction by the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com.

SOURCE SouthernLINC Wireless

For further information: Lynda Swaney, SouthernLINC Wireless, +1-678-443-1648, lswaney@southernco.com

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