Cleco Corp. Announces Webcast of 2006 Third-Quarter Results

PINEVILLE, LA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 17, 2006 -- Cleco Corp. (NYSE: CNL) will host its 2006 third-quarter earnings conference call at 11 a.m. Eastern Time (10 a.m. Central Time) on Friday, November 3, 2006. A live webcast of the call can be accessed through the company's Web site at, by selecting "For Investors," and then "Cleco Corporation Third-Quarter Earnings Conference Call."

The call will follow distribution of the company's 2006 third-quarter earnings news release after the market closes on Thursday, November 2, 2006. Cleco President and CEO Mike Madison and Senior Vice President and CFO Kathleen Nolen will host the conference call. A replay will be available on Cleco's Web site for 12 months.

Cleco Corp. is a regional energy company headquartered in Pineville, La. It operates a regulated electric utility company that serves about 267,000 customers across Louisiana. Cleco also operates a wholesale energy business with approximately 1,350 megawatts of generating capacity. For more information about Cleco, visit

Contact Information: Investor Contacts: Cleco Corporation: Keith Crump (318) 484-7719 Ryan Gunter (318) 484-7724 Shareholder Services: Rodney Hamilton (318) 484-7593 Analyst Inquiries: Dresner Corporate Services Kristine Walczak (312) 780-7205 Media Contact: Cleco Corporation Michael Burns (318) 484-7663