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Teco Energy CEO to Present at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Power & Gas Leaders Conference Sept. 24

  Teco Energy CEO to Present at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Power & Gas
  Leaders Conference Sept. 24

The company will participate in other investor meetings Sept. 25, and the week
                                 of Sept. 30

Business Wire

TAMPA, Fla. -- September 19, 2013

TECO Energy Inc. (NYSE:TE) Chief Executive Officer John B. Ramil will
participate in a panel discussion at the 2013 Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Power & Gas Leaders Conference in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 at 10:15
a.m. Eastern time.

An audio webcast of the live presentation will be accessible through a link on
TECO Energy’s home page at www.tecoenergy.com. The webcast will be available
for replay within 24 hours of the live event and will be available for 30 days
following the presentation for those unable to listen live.

TECO Energy also will meet with investors at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Power & Gas Leaders Conference on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Wolfe Research
Investor Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 25, and in Europe the week of Sept.
30, 2013. The slides that will be used in investor discussions will be
available on the Investors page of TECO Energy’s website on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

In conjunction with these meetings with investors, TECO Energy is reaffirming
its 2013 earnings per share forecast range of $0.90 to $1.00, as updated on
Aug.12, 2013. This forecast is for earnings per share from continuing
operations, excluding any charges and gains.

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). TECO Energy’s other major subsidiary, TECO Coal, owns and operates
coal-production facilities in Kentucky and Virginia.

Note: This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are
subject to the inherent uncertainties in predicting future results and
conditions. Actual results may differ materially from those forecasted. The
forecasted results are based on the company's current expectations and
assumptions, and the company does not undertake to update that information or
any other information contained in this press release, except as may be
required by law. Factors that could impact actual results include: regulatory
actions by federal, state or local authorities; unexpected capital needs or
unanticipated reductions in cash flow that affect liquidity; the ability to
access the capital and credit markets when required; general economic
conditions affecting energy sales at the utility companies; economic
conditions, both national and international, affecting the Florida and New
Mexico economies and demand for TECO Coal’s production; costs for alternate
fuels used for power generation affecting demand for TECO Coal’s thermal coal
production; operating costs and environmental or safety regulations affecting
production levels and margins at TECO Coal; weather variations and customer
energy usage patterns affecting sales and operating costs at the utilities and
the effect of weather conditions on energy consumption; and the effect of
extreme weather conditions or hurricanes; general operating conditions; input
commodity prices affecting cost at all of the operating companies; natural gas
demand at the utilities; and the ability of TECO Energy's subsidiaries to
operate equipment without undue accidents, breakdowns or failures. Additional
information is contained under "Risk Factors" in TECO Energy, Inc.'s Annual
Report on Form 10-K for the period ended Dec. 31, 2012, and as updated in
subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact:

TECO Energy Inc.
News Media:
Cherie Jacobs, 813-228-4945
or
Investor Relations:
Mark Kane, 813-228-1772
www.tecoenergy.com