Cleco Corp. : Cleco Corporation declares quarterly dividend

         Cleco Corp. : Cleco Corporation declares quarterly dividend

PINEVILLE, La., July 25, 2013 - Cleco Corporation (NYSE: CNL) today announced
that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.3625 per share
on the company's common stock for the Aug. 15, 2013 payment. 

Cleco has paid dividends to its shareholders since 1935. Below is a summary of
the dividend payment declared by the board of directors:

Class of Stock Dividend Declared Record Date  Payment Date
 Common Stock       $0.3625      Aug. 6, 2013 Aug. 15, 2013

The company has a Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP) which allows dividends on
its common stock to be reinvested in additional shares of common stock at
market price. Under the DRIP, there are no administrative fees to purchase
stock and reinvest dividends. For more information about Cleco's DRIP, visit

Cleco Corporation is a regional energy company headquartered in Pineville, La.
It owns a regulated electric utility company, Cleco Power LLC, which owns and
operates nine generating units with a total nameplate generating capacity
of2,565 megawatts. Cleco Power serves approximately 283,000customers in
Louisiana through its retail business. In addition, it serves 10 communities
across Louisiana and Mississippi through wholesale power contracts. Cleco
Corporation also owns a wholesale energy business, Cleco Midstream Resources
LLC, which has twonatural gas-firedgenerating units with a total nameplate
capacity of 775 megawatts. For more information about Cleco, visit

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

Media Contact
Robbyn Cooper
(318) 484-7136



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