May 21, 2004

ROSEMEAD, Calif., May 21, 2004 – Southern California Edison (SCE) announced today that its board of directors has elected Barbara Reeves vice president of the electric utility’s shared services organization. 

Reeves has been an associate general counsel with the utility’s law department, focusing on a variety of practice areas, including electric market structure, litigation, and regulatory matters.  Most recently, she was involved in a management cross-training assignment in SCE’s transmission and distribution department where she facilitated a number of restructuring initiatives, including construction contract management.

In her new role, Reeves will manage a multi-functional organization of more than 700 employees responsible for the company’s procurement and material management, corporate real estate oversight, transportation services, corporate security and emergency preparedness, and other cross-departmental services.

Reeves will report to Mahvash Yazdi, senior vice president for business integration and Chief Information Officer for Edison International and SCE.

“Barbara’s extensive experience as a lawyer and the knowledge she has gained during her cross-training will be invaluable in her new role,” Yazdi said.  “She is a strong leader who understands the demands of managing a large, diverse operation and has the skills and capabilities to advance this organization to an even higher level of service.”

Prior to joining SCE in 1999, Reeves practiced law at several leading law firms in Los Angeles, including Paul, Hastings; and Munger, Tolles & Olson.  She also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, antitrust division in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

Reeves earned her bachelor of arts and economics degree at New College of the University of South Florida, and received her law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School.  She lives in Pasadena with her family.

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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 12 million via 4.6 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within central, coastal and Southern California.