January 8, 2007

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Jan. 8, 2007—The Edison International (EIX) and Southern California Edison (SCE) board of directors has elected Jeff Barnett as the vice president of taxes for both companies, effective immediately.  Barnett replaces Anthony Smith, who retired in December after 35 years of service with EIX and its utility, SCE.

Barnett previously served as vice president of the tax group for Edison Mission Group, Edison’s unregulated group of business units.  Before joining EMG in June 2006, Barnett was the director of tax for Arizona Public Service (APS) and Pinnacle West Capital Corp. in Phoenix.  At APS, he led an effort that turned a compliance-oriented organization into a tax-planning and consulting function focused on strategic business needs.

Barnett, who is active with several tax organizations, served as chairman of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) taxation committee and is currently serving on EEI’s tax analysis and research committee.  Barnett has also served as a regional vice president of the Tax Executives Institute and is currently a member of its federal tax committee. 

Barnett earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Illinois State University, a master’s degree in business taxation from the University of Illinois, and a master’s degree in business finance from Bradley University.

Barnett and his wife, Jan, have three children and currently reside in Scottsdale, Arizona.  They will be moving to Southern California early next year.

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Rosemead, Calif.-based Edison International (NYSE:EIX,) is an electric power generator and distributor, and an investor in infrastructure and renewable energy projects with assets totaling more than $35 billion.  The company is comprised of a regulated utility, Southern California Edison (SCE) and an unregulated group of business units, Edison Mission Group (EMG).  The California Public Utilities Commission does not regulate the terms of EMG’s products and services.