News Release

TECO Energy to host a Webcast May 18

TAMPA, May 6, 2010

TECO Energy, Inc. (NYSE:TE) today announced that the company will webcast its live presentation to the financial community at the American Gas Association Financial Forum on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 11:15 AM Eastern time.

The Webcast can be accessed 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 shortly after the conclusion of the live event; the replay will be archived on the Web site for 30 days.

Additional information regarding TECO Energy is available through the Investors section of TECO Energy's Web site at: .

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.