Edison International Backgrounder Contact: Corporate Communications: 626-302-2255, www.edisonnews.com 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.