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Southern Company (The) (SO)

4/13/2006 Proxy Information

During 2005, subsidiaries of the Company purchased products and services in the amount of: $886,185 from Equifax, Inc.; $827,195 from The Home Depot; and $567,458 from Vulcan Materials Company. Mr. Thomas F. Chapman, a Director of the Company, was chairman and chief executive officer of Equifax, Inc., until his retirement in December 2005; Mr. Francis S. Blake, a Director of the Company, is executive vice president of The Home Depot; and Mr. Donald M. James, a Director of the Company, is chairman and chief executive officer of Vulcan Materials Company. These amounts are less than one-tenth of one percent of the 2005 revenues of the respective companies and are significantly below the threshold for disclosure under SEC rules, which is five percent of the gross revenues of either Southern Company or the other organization.

During 2005, Messrs. William R. Allen and David M. Huddleston, sons-in-law of Mr. Michael D. Garrett, an executive officer of the Company; Mr. James R. Beasley, son of Mr. J. Barnie Beasley, an executive officer of the Company, and Ms. Donna D. Smith, sister of Mr. Andrew J. Dearman, III, an executive officer of the Company, were employed by subsidiaries of the Company. Mr. Allen was employed by Southern Company Services, Inc., as a Sourcing Agent and received compensation in 2005 of $88,613. Mr. Huddleston was employed by Alabama Power Company as an Engineering Supervisor and received compensation in 2005 of $116,928. Mr. James R. Beasley was employed by Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc. as an Engineer and received compensation in 2005 of $66,156. Ms. Smith was employed by Southern Company Services, Inc. as a Human Resources Director and received compensation in 2005 of $296,248.

4/15/2005 Proxy Information

During 2004, subsidiaries of the Company purchased products and services in the amount of: $1,125,506 from Equifax, Inc.; $796,748 from The Home Depot; and $282,825 from Vulcan Materials Company. Mr. Thomas F. Chapman, a director of the Company, is chairman and chief executive officer of Equifax, Inc.; Francis S. Blake, a director of the Company, is executive vice pr4/15/2005esident of The Home Depot; and Donald M. James, a director of the Company, is chairman and chief executive officer of Vulcan Materials Company. These amounts are less than one-tenth of one percent of the 2004 revenues of the respective companies and are significantly below the threshold for disclosure under SEC rules, which is five percent of the gross revenues of either Southern Company or the other organization.

During 2004, Mr. Jeffrey G. Franklin, son of Allen Franklin, a former director and executive officer of the Company; Ms. Iris Franklin, daughter-in-law of Allen Franklin; Mr. David M. Huddleston, son-in-law of Michael D. Garrett, an executive officer of the Company; and Mr. James R. Beasley, son of Barnie Beasley, an executive officer of the Company, were employed by subsidiaries of the Company. Mr. Jeffrey Franklin was employed by Alabama Power Company as an Assistant to Executive Vice President. His compensation in 2004 was $171,225. Ms. Franklin was employed by Alabama Power Company as a Market Specialist and received compensation in 2004 of $83,571. Mr. Huddleston was employed by Alabama Power Company as an Engineering Supervisor and received compensation in 2004 of $117,187. Mr. James Beasley was employed by Southern Nuclear Operating Company as an Engineer and received compensation in 2004 of $66,156.

4/21/2004 Proxy Information

During 2003, subsidiaries of the Company paid Vulcan Materials Company $260,573 for products and services. These amounts are less than one-tenth of one percent of the 2003 revenues of Vulcan Materials Company and less than one-one hundredth of one percent of the Company's 2003 revenues. Donald M. James, a director of the Company, is chairman and chief executive officer of Vulcan Materials Company.

During 2003, subsidiaries of the Company paid The Home Depot $491,329 for products and services. These amounts are less than one-tenth of one percent of the 2003 revenues of The Home Depot and the Company. Francis S. Blake, a nominee for election as a director of the Company, is executive vice president of The Home Depot.

During 2003, Mr. Jeffrey G. Franklin, son of Allen Franklin, a director and executive officer of the Company, and Ms. Iris Franklin, daughter-in-law of Allen Franklin, were employed by subsidiaries of the Company. Mr. Franklin was employed by Southern Company Services, Inc. as a Project Manager through March 2003 and by Alabama Power Company, thereafter, as an Assistant to Executive Vice President. His aggregate compensation in 2003 was $127,077. Ms. Franklin was employed by Alabama Power Company as a Market Specialist and received compensation in 2003 of $61,398.

4/16/2003 Proxy Information

During 2002, the Company and its subsidiaries paid Vulcan Materials Company $970,057 for products and services including $919,506 paid by Georgia Power Company. These amounts are less than one-tenth of one percent of the 2002 revenues of Vulcan Materials Company and less than one-one hundredth of one percent of the Company's 2002 revenues. Donald M. James, a director of the Company, is chairman and chief executive officer of Vulcan Materials Company.

During 2002, Mr. Jeffrey G. Franklin, son of Allen Franklin, a director and executive officer of the Company, and Ms. Iris Franklin, daughter-in-law of Allen Franklin, were employed by subsidiaries of the Company. Mr. Franklin was employed by Southern Company Services Inc. as a Project Manager and received compensation of $133,918. Ms. Franklin was employed by Alabama Power Company as a Market Specialist and received compensation of $63,592.