News Release

TECO Energy to host a webcast July 27

TAMPA, July 14, 2005

Management to discuss second quarter results and outlook

TECO Energy today announced that the company will host a Webcast concurrent with a conference call with the financial community on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 5:00PM 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 second quarter results and outlook. 

The company’s second quarter and year-to-date results, including unaudited income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flow, will be released July 27, 2005, prior to the call and after the market closes.  

Investors, shareholders, media and the public can access the Webcast through a link on TECO Energy’s Website at:

The audio portion of the webcast and the accompanying slides will be available for replay through a link on the Website 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.

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.