News Release

TECO Energy to host a webcast February 1

TAMPA, January 26, 2005

Management to discuss fourth quarter results and 2005 outlook

TECO Energy today announced that the company will host a webcast concurrent with a conference call with the financial community on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 at 9:00AM EST. 

Chairman and CEO Sherrill Hudson, President and COO John Ramil, and Executive Vice President and CFO Gordon L. Gillette will discuss the company’s fourth quarter results and its 2005 outlook. 

The company’s fourth quarter and year-to-date results, including unaudited income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flow, will be released February 1, 2005 prior to the call and before the market opens.  

Investors, shareholders, media and the public can access the webcast through a link on TECO Energy’s Web site at:

The audio portion of the webcast and the accompanying slides will be available for replay through a link on the Web site starting two hours after the conclusion of the live event; the replay will be archived on the website for 30 days.

Additional information regarding TECO Energy is available at the Investor Relations section of TECO Energy's web site at

TECO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: TE) is an integrated energy-related holding company with regulated utility businesses, complemented by a family of unregulated businesses. Its principal subsidiary, Tampa Electric Company, is a regulated utility with both electric and gas divisions (Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas System). Other subsidiaries are engaged in waterborne transportation, coal and synthetic fuel production and electric generation and distribution in Guatemala.