SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D. C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) January 3, 2013
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On January 3, 2013, the Board of Directors of The Southern Company (“Southern Company”) appointed Ann P. Daiss, currently Vice President, Comptroller and Chief Accounting Officer of Georgia Power Company (“Georgia Power”), to serve as Comptroller (principal accounting officer) of Southern Company, effective March 31, 2013. In addition, Ms. Daiss also will serve as Senior Vice President and Comptroller of Southern Company Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southern Company, effective March 31, 2013.
Ms. Daiss will succeed W. Ron Hinson, who was elected Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Comptroller of Georgia Power, effective March 31, 2013.
Ms. Daiss, 45, has served as Vice President, Comptroller and Chief Accounting Officer of Georgia Power since March 2006. Effective March 31, 2013, her base salary will be $273,370 per year. The annual performance-based compensation target for Ms. Daiss will be at 50% of base salary. The annual long-term performance-based compensation target for Ms. Daiss will be 70% of base salary.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.