News Release

David Schwartz named corporate secretary at TECO Energy

TAMPA, April 15, 1998

TECO Energy, Inc. today announced that David E. Schwartz has been named corporate secretary for TECO Energy. He assumes those duties from Roger Kessel, senior vice president and general counsel.

Schwartz joined TECO Energy in 1992 as corporate counsel and was named assistant secretary in 1994. He will continue his current responsibilities, while adding the duties of corporate secretary.

Schwartz received a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Texas in 1982, and obtained his law degree in 1985, also from the University of Texas. He then practiced law with the firm of Baker & Botts in Houston, where he specialized in corporate and securities matters.