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TECO Energy promotes two executives

TAMPA, May 7, 2001

TECO Energy today announced two executive promotions:
Gordon Gillette, formerly vice president-Finance and chief financial officer, has been promoted to senior vice president-Finance and chief financial officer. Gillette reports to Robert Fagan, Chairman and CEO.

Janet Sena, formerly assistant vice president-Federal Affairs, has been promoted to vice president-Federal Affairs. Sena reports to Richard Lehfeldt, senior vice president-External Affairs.

Gillette joined Tampa Electric Company in 1981 as an engineer. He has held Tampa Electric management roles in such areas as bulk power and generation planning. He also served as director-Project Services for TECO Power Services, TECO Energy’s unregulated independent power company. In that role, Gillette oversaw fuel procurement, environmental permitting and compliance, and power sales contract administration.

In 1997, Gillette was promoted to vice president-Regulatory Affairs, where he worked until his promotion to vice president-Finance and Chief Financial Officer in 1998.

In addition to overseeing the company's ongoing corporate financial activities, among other activities Gillette has also overseen TECO Energy’s successful common stock offering in March and the financing of acquisitions at the company’s fast-growing TECO Power Services subsidiary.

Sena joined TECO Energy in 2000 and has established a permanent presence for the company in Washington, D.C., monitoring business and political issues of importance to the company and interacting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill, officials in the Administration and administrators in the federal government.

Sena brought to the company more than 15 years of state and federal governmental affairs experience in the economic development, energy and environment areas.

Prior to joining TECO Energy, Sena was the director of state governmental affairs for Edison Mission Energy, one of the nation’s largest independent power companies. Prior to her work at Edison Mission Energy, Sena was a legislative consultant for the Skadden Arps law firm in Washington, D.C., as part of its government affairs office.

From 1994 to 1996, Sena served as a legislative assistant to Sen. Robert Dole, R-Kan., and advised the then-Senate Majority Leader on legislative issues in the areas of energy, environment, small business, regulatory reform, natural resources and transportation.

Photographs and biographies for these and other TECO Energy officers are available at TECO Energy’s online newsroom at www.tecoenergy.com.

TECO Energy (NYSE:TE) is a diversified energy-related holding company headquartered in Tampa. Its principal businesses are Tampa Electric, Peoples Gas System, TECO Power Services, TECO Transport, TECO Coal, TECO Coalbed Methane, TECO Propane Ventures and TECO Solutions.

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