July 9, 2008

ROSEMEAD, Calif., July 9, 2008 — Edison International, the parent company of utility Southern California Edison (SCE), today announced its support for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s call for higher state mathematics standards.

“As a major California employer, SCE understands and appreciates the importance of a well-trained and educated workforce,” said John E. Bryson, chairman and chief executive officer of Edison International. “Governor Schwarzenegger’s call for higher educational standards is to be commended.”

SCE believes higher level math skills are an essential component of a student’s academic advancement and can be an important contributor to an employee’s professional success. The company agrees with Schwarzenegger that this is an issue worthy of consideration and support and that the California State Board of Education is the appropriate body to determine at what testing level a student should be evaluated.


Contact: Lauren Bartlett, (626) 302-2255

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Edison International, through its subsidiaries, is a generator and distributor of electric power and an investor in infrastructure and energy assets, including renewable energy. Headquartered in Rosemead, Calif., Edison International is the parent company of Southern California Edison, the largest electric utility in California, and Edison Mission Group, a competitive power generation business and parent company to Edison Mission Energy and Edison Capital.