News Release

Chuck Attal promoted to senior vice president

TAMPA, February 24, 2009

Chuck Attal has been promoted to senior vice president for TECO Energy and retains the titles of general counsel and chief legal officer for the company.

He is responsible for the legal affairs of the TECO group of companies and, aside from his management duties, performs legal work in the areas of general corporate, mergers and acquisitions, project development and finance and general commercial matters.

“Chuck brings a wealth of talent, knowledge and experience to bear on issues critical to our business and the energy industry,” said Sherrill Hudson, TECO Energy chairman and chief executive officer. “This promotion acknowledges Chuck’s value to the company and as the leader of our legal team.”

Attal, who became vice president, general counsel and chief legal officer in July 2007, joined TECO Energy in September 2001 as vice president and deputy general counsel, managing the day-to-day legal operations of TECO Energy’s Legal Department.

He developed an extensive background in a wide range of legal matters related to the energy industry while working for the law firm Troutman Sanders and for Mobil Oil Corp.

Attal received his J.D. in 1985 from the University of South Carolina. He also earned a Master of Arts in Political Science from Rutgers University in 1982 and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and in Philosophy in 1981 from the University of South Carolina.

Attal is licensed to practice law in New York and in Georgia, and he is an authorized in-house counsel in Florida. He also has been admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and for the Northern District of Georgia. Attal has served on the Board of Trustees of the Lowry Park Zoological Society.

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). Other subsidiaries include TECO Coal, which owns and operates coal production facilities in Kentucky and Virginia, and TECO Guatemala, which is engaged in electric power generation and distribution and energy-related businesses in Guatemala.