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Southern Nuclear Names New Vice President Fleet Operations Support

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Nuclear Chairman, President and CEO Stephen Kuczynski announced today that Bradley (Brad) J. Adams has been elected vice president of Fleet Operations Support.

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"Brad's leadership and experience in operating successful nuclear facilities as part of a large fleet will be invaluable to ensure Southern Nuclear's overall fleet success," said Kuczynski. "With significant experience developing teams to set, achieve and sustain high levels of plant performance, I look forward to his leadership to improve Southern Nuclear's fleet performance."

Adams brings more than 27 years of nuclear industry experience to his position. He comes to Southern Nuclear from Exelon's Byron Station where he served as the plant manager since 2008. Adams joined ComEd Corporation in 1991 and transitioned to Exelon where he held leadership positions at both the Byron and Quad Cities Nuclear Power Stations.

Adams earned bachelor's and master's degrees in nuclear engineering from the University of Illinois. He received his Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) certificate in 1999. Adams is a native of Paxton, Il.

About Southern Nuclear:

Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company, operates the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant near Baxley, Ga., the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala. and the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant near Waynesboro, Ga.

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 is the parent firm of electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications companies. 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 Southern Company