February 17, 2005

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Feb. 17, 2005—The Board of Directors of Southern California Edison (SCE) announced today that Brian Katz has been elected vice president of nuclear oversight and regulatory affairs, a newly created position, effective immediately.  Katz will report to Harold Ray, executive vice president of generation. 

Katz will be responsible for nuclear oversight including the assessment of SCE’s safety and quality programs.  In his new role, Katz will interface with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, business planning and budgeting which includes nuclear related California Public Utilities Commission regulatory activities, co-owner relationships for both the San Onofre and Palo Verde nuclear generating stations, and management of the security organization.

Commenting on the announcement, SCE Chairman John Bryson said, “Brian brings extensive nuclear credentials to this position. His notable background in regulatory, safety and engineering make him an excellent addition to our management team.” 

Prior to this new position Katz was the manager of generation business planning and strategy and assumed that role in 1999. He was responsible for managing regulatory, business and strategic issues related to SCE’s generation business unit.  He joined SCE in 1974 and began his career as a nuclear systems engineer. 

Before joining SCE, he worked for The General Electric Company at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory in Schenectady, New York, as a reactor fluid systems engineer from 1970 to 1973.

Katz holds a mechanical engineering degree from Pratt Institute, New York.  He lives in Laguna Nigel with his wife, Nancy.  They have three children.

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An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of more than 13 million via 4.6 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within central, coastal and Southern California.