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TECO Energy Promotes Deirdre Brown, Phil Barringer and William Whale to Senior Positions

  TECO Energy Promotes Deirdre Brown, Phil Barringer and William Whale to
  Senior Positions

Business Wire

TAMPA, Fla. -- January 30, 2013

John Ramil, president and chief executive officer of TECO Energy, today
announced the promotions of Deirdre “Dee” Brown and Phil Barringer to senior
vice president after assuming additional responsibilities following the
retirement of Clint Childress, senior vice president of corporate services and
chief human resource officer, on Dec. 31.

Dee Brown was promoted today to senior vice president of Corporate Strategy
and Technology and chief ...

Dee Brown was promoted today to senior vice president of Corporate Strategy
and Technology and chief ethics and compliance officer (Photo: Business Wire)

Gordon Gillette, president of Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas, also named
William “Bill” Whale to the position of senior vice president.

Brown was promoted to senior vice president of Corporate Strategy and
Technology and chief ethics and compliance officer. She joined TECO Energy in
1990 as an internal auditor. Since 2009, she has served as vice president of
Business Strategy and Compliance. Brown received a Bachelor of Science in
Accounting from Florida State University, and received a Master of Business
Administration in Management from the University of South Florida.

Barringer was promoted to senior vice president of Corporate Services and
chief human resources officer. He joined Tampa Electric in 1984 as an
accountant. Most recently, he was president of TECO Guatemala and vice
president of Human Resources. Barringer received a bachelor's degree in
biology from Davidson College, a bachelor's degree in accounting from the
University of South Florida.

“Dee and Phil have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities throughout
their careers. Each has a very broad and significant span of responsibilities
at TECO Energy, and they have earned their positions through excellent
performance,” Ramil said. “They will continue to serve our company, our
customers and our team members well.”

Whale was promoted to senior vice president of Electric and Gas Delivery for
Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas. His career with the company spans 33 years. In
2009, he assumed responsibility for electric energy delivery and gas
operations. Whale received his bachelor's degree in Marine Engineering from
the United States Merchant Marine Academy, a Master of Business Administration
from the Florida Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Finance
from the University of Tampa.

“Bill is a seasoned professional,” Gillette said. “He has done a great job
leading day-to-day operations for both electric and natural gas delivery
operations, and his senior leadership will be pivotal with the challenges TECO
Energy and the industry face.”

TECO Energy Inc. (NYSE: TE) is an energy-related holding company. Its
principal subsidiary, Tampa Electric Company , is a regulated utility in
Florida with both electric and gas divisions (Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas
System ). Its other major subsidiary, TECO Coal, owns and operates coal
production facilities in Kentucky and Virginia.

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Contact:

TECO Energy Inc.
Media Contact:
Cherie Jacobs, 813-228-4945
 
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