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					                                                   Edison International Backgrounder
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Giving Back to Communities                                                                         Corporate Giving
Served by the People of Edison                                                                     In 2008, Edison shareholders
                                                                                                   contributed $12.8 million to
The shareholders, employees                                                                        community charities chosen
and management of Edison                                                                           by employees and management.
International have a                                                                               Their generosity took the form
long-standing tradition                                                                            of environmental and educational
of corporate giving to the                                                                         grants, support of underserved
communities they serve.                                                                            populations, scholarships, program
The focus of Edison’s                                                                              sponsorships, matching and
community support programs is enhancing education                                                  in-kind gifts, and support for
opportunities among underserved groups and strengthening                                           United Way health and
community stewardship of the environment. The company’s                                            human services programs.
educational emphasis is support for math, science and
engineering programs that will help build the skilled                                              Community Support - One Person at a Time
workforce of the future that will be required to meet the                                          For centuries, Edison has been associated with dreams and
nation’s energy needs.                                                                             invention. And for more than 100 years it has been part of our
                                                                                                   name and tradition at Edison International. For example,
Edison’s involvement in community building takes two forms                                         Edison has proudly supported students and teachers’ pursuit of
– employee and corporate giving.                                                                   their dreams, providing grants, scholarships and support to
Employee Giving                                                                                    partnership programs with leading educational institutions.
Edison conducts an annual employee contributions drive                                             There was a major focus on educational and environmental
offering numerous options for how and to whom workers can                                          programs in 2008. More than 16 percent of Edison’s $12.8
pledge their support to local charities. In 2008, Edison                                           million in corporate contributions were committed to
employees gave more than $3.8 million to such organizations.                                       environmental programs, and 52 percent of these dollars
Over the past ten years, employee giving has provided $36                                          supported education programs. The company’s objective is to
million in support for these community                                                             build the future and maintain our environment for those we
causes.                                                                                            serve. All corporate contributions are funded by shareholders,
                                                                                                   not utility customers.
Edison employees also give
their time, skill and energy to                                                                              2008 Corporate Contributions by
community building. Through                                                                                          Program Area
a company program, employees                                                                                        16%
                                                                                                                                      2%
                                                                                                                                                    14%           Program Area         Amount
donated 227,000 hours to                                                                                                                                        Arts                    $267,750
organizations of their choice                                                                                                                                   Civic/Community        $1,752,539

including churches, women’s                                                                             16%
                                                                                                                                                                Education              $6,709,281

                                                                                                                                                                Environment            $2,065,371
shelters, food banks, youth                                                                                                                                     Health & Human
                                                                                                                                                                                       $2,017,749
                                                                                                                                                                Services
activities and schools. During                                                                                                                                                Total   $12,812,690

the past seven years, Edison
employees have volunteered more than 2 million hours                                                                                              52%
to community service programs.
                                                                                                           Arts   Civic/Community    Education    Environment    Health & Human Services

Examples of Community Groups Employees
Support
• United Way                                                                                       Edison Dollars at Work
• Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund                                                                    Here is a letter from Lindsey Cardoza, a scholarship winner:
• City of Hope                                                                                     “I wish to express my gratitude for having received the
• Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation                                                            Howard P. Allen Scholarship for Children of Edison
• Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)                                                      Employees. I am a freshman at Boston College in the Connell
• United Negro College Fund                                                                        School of Nursing with a GPA of 3.094. I have enjoyed science
                                                                                                   classes and labs specific to my nursing major as well as
                                                                                                   European history and writing courses.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                    0209LPB



 Edison International (NYSE:EIX), through its subsidiaries, is a generator and distributor of electric power and in investor in infrastructure and energy assets, including renewable energy.
    Headquartered in Rosemead, Calif., Edison International is the parent company of Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities in California, and Edison
                             Mission Group, a competitive power generation business and parent company to Edison Mission Energy and Edison Capital.

				
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