PINEVILLE, LA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 5, 2007 -- Cleco Corp. (NYSE: CNL) will hold its 2007 Annual Meeting of Shareholders at 10 a.m. Eastern Time (9 a.m. Central Time) on Friday, April 20, 2007. The meeting will be held at the Best Western Inn & Suites and Conference Center of Alexandria, 2720 North MacArthur Drive, The Conference Center, Alexandria, La.

Shareholders and other interested parties unable to attend the annual meeting can listen to a live audio webcast of the proceedings by visiting the company's Web site at www.cleco.com, selecting "For Investors," and then "2007 Annual Meeting of Shareholders." A replay of the webcast of the annual meeting will be available for 90 days on the company's Web site.

Cleco Corp. is a regional energy company headquartered in Pineville, La. It operates a regulated electric utility company that serves about 268,000 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: Ryan Gunter (318) 484-7724 Analyst Inquiries: Dresner Corporate Services Kristine Walczak (312) 780-7205 Media Contact: Cleco Corporation Michael Burns (318) 484-7663 Shareholder Services: Rodney Hamilton (318) 484-7593