Alabama Power dividends declared

BIRMINGHAM - Oct. 29, 2007 - At a meeting held on Oct. 26, 2007, the board of directors of Alabama Power Company declared a partial quarterly dividend on an outstanding issue of the company’s preference stock as follows:

Preference Stock ($25 Capital Value)

6.50% - $.338542 per share

These dividends are for the quarter ending December 31, 2007, payable January 1, 2008, to shareholders of record on December 17, 2007.

Alabama Power, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO), provides reliable, affordable electricity to more than 1.4 million customers across the state.


Media Contact: Keisa Sharpe, Alabama Power Corporate Communications, 205.257.4155,