Cleco Corp. : Cleco announces schedule for its 2012 fourth-quarter and year-end earnings release and webcast

    Cleco Corp. : Cleco announces schedule for its 2012 fourth-quarter and
                    year-end earnings release and webcast

PINEVILLE, La., Feb. 6, 2013 - Cleco Corporation (NYSE: CNL) announced today
that it will release its 2012 fourth-quarter and year-end financial results on
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, after the market closes. Executive officers of the
company will conduct a webcast and conference call with analysts to discuss
the company's financial results on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at 8:30 a.m.
Eastern time (7:30 a.m. Central time).

Investors and other interested parties can access the live Internet audio
webcast and a copy of the fourth-quarter and year-end presentation at
www.cleco.com/investors or by dialing (800) 749-9925 if in the United States
or (630) 691-2752 if outside the United States. The conference ID is 34069800.

For those unable to listen to the live webcast, a replay will be available on
Cleco's website for 12 months. A telephone replay will be available through
March 22, 2013. The dial-in number for the telephone replay is (888) 843-7419
or (630) 652-3042 and the conference ID is 34069800.

Cleco Corporation is a regional energy company headquartered in Pineville, La.
Cleco owns a regulated electric utility company, Cleco Power LLC, which owns
nine generating units with a total nameplate capacity of 2,524 megawatts and
serves approximately 281,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail
business and 10 communities across Louisiana and Mississippi through wholesale
power contracts. Cleco also owns a wholesale energy business, Cleco Midstream
Resources LLC, which owns two natural gas-fired generating units with a total
nameplate capacity of 775 megawatts. For more information about Cleco, visit
www.cleco.com.

Analyst & Investor Contact:
Tom Miller
(318) 484-7642

Media Contact:
Robbyn Cooper
(318) 484-7136

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