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Hampton, GA – June 7, 2024 – Southern States LLC, a leading provider of Electric Utility Products and Services, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Paserba as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2024. Raj Anand takes on the role of Executive Chairman. With over 35 years of experience in the electrical industry with a focus on transmission and distribution products, John Paserba brings a wealth of expertise and a proven track record of leadership to Southern States LLC. He has a distinguished career, having held several senior executive roles where he has driven significant growth, innovation, and operational excellence.

Prior to joining Southern States, Mr. Paserba served as the Vice President of Mitsubishi Electrical Power Products Inc. (MEPPI), Power Systems Group, which includes, products such as High Voltage Gas Breakers, Substations, Transformers, Medium Voltage Vacuum Circuit Breakers and Power Electronics based FACTS devices.

“Southern States has been a long-time partner and collaborator with MEPPI as our two companies share a deep commitment to both our Customers and our Industry. I am confident that John will continue to build on these shared values and our shared dedication to delivering quality products, solutions, and services in support of our customers and their energy transition” said Tricia Breeger, President and CEO of MEPPI.

“John’s technical competence, extensive experience and consensus building leadership style make him the ideal candidate to lead Southern States into its next phase of growth,” said Raj Anand, Executive Chairman of Southern States LLC. “We are confident that under his stewardship, the company will continue to advance its mission of delivering innovative and reliable products and solutions to our customers and deliver on our commitment to enhance the reliability and resilience of the U.S. Electrical Grid.”

Mr. Paserba expressed his enthusiasm about joining Southern States, stating, “I am honored to take on this role at such a pivotal time for the company. Southern States a 108-year-old iconic company in our industry has a rich history of innovation and excellence, and I look forward to working with the talented team here to build on that legacy and drive further success to serve our customers.”

About Southern States LLC: Southern States LLC, headquartered in Hampton, GA in metro Atlanta, is a premier provider of high-voltage electrical power products and services. With a commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction, Southern States delivers advanced solutions that enhance the efficiency, reliability, and resilience of power systems globally.

For more information, please contact: Kedon Williams, Vice President, HR & Community Relations, Southern States LLC Phone: 770-946-4562, Email: kwilliams@southernstatesllc.com