PINEVILLE, LA--(Marketwire - October 16, 2007) - Cleco Corp. (NYSE: CNL) will host its 2007 third-quarter earnings conference call at 11 a.m. Eastern Time (10 a.m. Central Time) on Thursday, November 1, 2007. 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 2007 third-quarter earnings news release after the market closes on Wednesday, October 31, 2007. 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 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

Contact Information: Investor Contacts: Cleco Corporation: 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 Fran Phoenix (318) 484-7467