PINEVILLE, LA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 27, 2006 -- Cleco Corp. (NYSE: CNL) announced it has revised the release date of its third-quarter 2006 financial results for after the close of market Nov. 9, 2006.

The company's third-quarter earnings conference call also was changed to 11 a.m. (Eastern Time) Friday, Nov. 10, 2006. A live webcast of the call can be accessed through the company's Web site at www.cleco.com by selecting "For Investors" and then "Cleco Corporation Third-Quarter Earnings Conference Call."

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 www.cleco.com.

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