Alabama Power Dividends Declared

At a meeting held on October 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 , provides reliable, affordable electricity to more than 1.4 million customers across the state.

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CONTACT: Michael Sznajderman of Southern Company, +1-205-257-4155,