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TECO Energy unveils updated Corporate Sustainability Website

Addresses balancing performance, community, our workforce and environment

TAMPA, August 9, 2013

TECO Energy today unveiled its updated the website for its Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR), which details the performance and accomplishments in 2012 and so far in 2013 that make the company sustainable. The website shows the company’s efforts to sustain its businesses for today and tomorrow by focusing on stewardship and foresight.

“Sustainability is a journey, not an endpoint,” s aid John Ramil, president and chief executive officer of TECO Energy. “Sustainability is about meeting the needs of today without compromising the needs of future generations.”

The website outlines the company’s priorities, including:

  • Performance –TECO Energy’s efforts to create a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Community – Details of our efforts to improve customer value, to offer innovative products and services, and to develop community relationships to attract new business.
  • Workforce – How TECO Energy is attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse and talented workforce.
  • Environment – A focus on TECO Energy’s environmental stewardship through innovative public-private partnerships, such as the Southwest Polk County Tampa Electric Reclaimed Water Project and the Florida Conservation and Technology Center.

The report for 2012-13 includes the company’s three main businesses – Tampa Electric, Peoples Gas and TECO Coal – and it explains how the company balances energy, the environment and economics.

TECO Energy has published sustainability or environmental reports since 2006; this report is more robust and in-depth than in previous years. The Corporate Sustainability Report is available online at www.tecoenergy.com/csr, and a printed executive summary is available on request .

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 ). Tampa Electric serves more than 687,000 customers in West Central Florida, and Peoples Gas serves more than 345,000 customers in most of Florida’s major metropolitan areas and beyond. Its other major subsidiary, TECO Coal, owns and operates coal-production facilities in Kentucky and Virginia.

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