News Release

TECO Energy Chairman Sherrill Hudson named to 2015 NACD Directorship 100

Leading F500 Directors and Governance Experts to be recognized in NYC on Dec 2

TAMPA, September 15, 2015

Sherrill Hudson, TECO Energy Chairman of the Board, has been named to The National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD) 2015 Directorship 100 list, a distinguished honor which annually recognizes the most influential leaders in the boardroom and corporate governance community.

“I am honored to be recognized by NACD and to be included with such an esteemed group of dedicated corporate directors and corporate governance leaders,” Hudson said. “I look forward to continuing my commitment to the highest principles of board leadership.”

Hudson was named Chairman of the TECO Energy board of directors in August 2010 after serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since July 2004. He joined the board in January 2003 and previously was chair of the Audit Committee. Hudson is a member of the Finance Committee, and as CEO was intimately involved in overseeing TECO Energy’s operations and the implementation of new corporate strategies. Under his leadership, TECO Energy achieved the 25th position out of the 338 S&P 500 companies included in Chief Executive Magazine’s “2010 Wealth-Creation Ranking.” He also serves on the boards of CBIZ, Lennar Corporation and United Insurance Holdings. Hudson previously served on the Publix Super Markets and Coconut Grove Bank boards.

“I can confidently speak for the executive leadership team as well as the TECO Energy board of directors when I say it’s been an honor and privilege to work alongside Sherrill Hudson,” said John Ramil, president and chief executive officer of TECO Energy. “His imprint on this company is indelible and something that every team member should appreciate. Under Sherrill’s leadership, we overcame significant challenges and found new ways to flourish. I’m a better leader because of Sherrill, who I’m proud to call my mentor and friend, and TECO is a stronger company.”

The full list of the 2015 NACD Directorship 100 honorees can be found here: 2015 Honorees. This year’s honorees will be recognized during a gala dinner at the ninth annual NACD Directorship 100 Gala on Dec. 2 in New York City.

TECO Energy Inc. (NYSE: TE) is an energy-related holding company with regulated electric and gas utilities in Florida and New Mexico. Tampa Electric serves more than 700,000 customers in West Central Florida; Peoples Gas System serves more than 350,000 customers across Florida; and New Mexico Gas Co. serves more than 510,000 customers across New Mexico. Other TECO Energy subsidiaries include TECO Coal, which owns and operates coal-production facilities in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia.