October 11, 2005

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Oct. 11, 2005 – Edison International announced that Barbara Mathews, vice president and associate general counsel for Edison International (NYSE:EIX) and Southern California Edison, has been named both companies’ first chief governance officer as well as corporate secretary.  The new governance position will centralize key aspects of corporate oversight including responsibility for corporate and securities legal compliance. 

“During Barbara’s tenure at Edison she has repeatedly demonstrated outstanding leadership in the areas of corporate accountability and compliance,” said Edison International Chairman John Bryson.  “She will make an excellent addition to our senior management team.”

Mathews joined Edison’s law department in 1996 as an assistant general counsel.  Previously, she was a partner in the law firm of Arnold & Porter, serving in the Los Angeles, Denver and Washington, D.C. offices.  She began her legal career as a law clerk for the Helen J. Frye, U.S. District Court judge for the District of Oregon.

A member of the board of directors of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children and the Special Education District Advisory Committee for the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, Mathews received a B.A. in political science from Colorado College and a J.D. from Catholic University Law School. 

Mathews lives in Santa Monica, California, with her husband and two children.

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Based in Rosemead, Calif., Edison International (NYSE:EIX) is the parent company of Southern California Edison, Edison Mission Energy, and Edison Capital.