April 27, 2006, Columbia, SC, - SCANA Corporation (NYSE: SCG) today reported consolidated earnings for the three months ended March 31, 2006 of $98 million, or $.85 per share, compared to $101 million, or $.89 per share, for the same period in 2005. Results for the current period include a net after-tax gain of $6 million, or $.05 per share, reflecting the cumulative effect of a change in accounting for equity based compensation resulting from the Company's adoption of SFAS No. 123(R) on January 1, 2006. Excluding that gain, GAAP-adjusted net earnings from operations for the first quarter of 2006 were $92 million, or $.80 per share.
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