Teco Energy CEO to Present at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Power & Gas Leaders Conference Sept. 24

Teco Energy CEO to Present at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Power & Gas Leaders Conference Sept. 24

The company will participate in other investor meetings Sept. 25, and the week of Sept. 30

TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TECO Energy Inc. (NYS: TE) Chief Executive Officer John B. Ramil will participate in a panel discussion at the 2013 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Power & Gas Leaders Conference in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 at 10:15 a.m. Eastern time.

An audio webcast of the live presentation will be accessible through a link on TECO Energy's home page at www.tecoenergy.com. The webcast will be available for replay within 24 hours of the live event and will be available for 30 days following the presentation for those unable to listen live.

TECO Energy also will meet with investors at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Power & Gas Leaders Conference on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Wolfe Research Investor Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 25, and in Europe the week of Sept. 30, 2013. The slides that will be used in investor discussions will be available on the Investors page of TECO Energy's website on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

In conjunction with these meetings with investors, TECO Energy is reaffirming its 2013 earnings per share forecast range of $0.90 to $1.00, as updated on Aug.12, 2013. This forecast is for earnings per share from continuing operations, excluding any charges and gains.

TECO Energy, Inc. (NYS: 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). TECO Energy's other major subsidiary, TECO Coal, owns and operates coal-production facilities in Kentucky and Virginia.

Note: This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are subject to the inherent uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions. Actual results may differ materially from those forecasted. The forecasted results are based on the company's current expectations and assumptions, and the company does not undertake to update that information or any other information contained in this press release, except as may be required by law. Factors that could impact actual results include:regulatory actions by federal, state or local authorities; unexpected capital needs or unanticipated reductions in cash flow that affect liquidity; the ability to access the capital and credit markets when required; general economic conditions affecting energy sales at the utility companies; economic conditions, both national and international, affecting the Florida and New Mexico economies and demand for TECO Coal's production; costs for alternate fuels used for power generation affecting demand for TECO Coal's thermal coal production; operating costs and environmental or safety regulations affecting production levels and margins at TECO Coal; weather variations and customer energy usage patterns affecting sales and operating costs at the utilities and the effect of weather conditions on energy consumption; and the effect of extreme weather conditions or hurricanes; general operating conditions; input commodity prices affecting cost at all of the operating companies; natural gas demand at the utilities; and the ability of TECO Energy's subsidiaries to operate equipment without undue accidents, breakdowns or failures. Additional information is contained under "Risk Factors" in TECO Energy, Inc.'s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended Dec. 31, 2012, and as updated in subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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