News Release

TECO Energy celebrates 45 years of trading on the New York Stock Exchange

John Ramil, TECO Energy’s new chief executive officer, will join other TECO Energy representatives to ring The Closing Bell™ Aug. 31

TAMPA, August 30, 2010

In recognition of its 45 years as a listed company trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), TECO Energy President and CEO John Ramil will visit the NYSE to ring The Closing Bell™ on Tuesday, Aug. 31. Joining Ramil from TECO Energy will be Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Sandy Callahan, Treasurer Kim Caruso, Director of Investor Relations Mark Kane and Manager of Investor Relations Nadia Yazback.

Ramil said, “We are pleased to be listed on the NYSE and proud of our 45 years with the most recognized trading exchange in the world. This demonstrates to our investors that TECO Energy is a high quality and a nationally recognized company that has served our team members and community for over 110 years.”

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.