PINEVILLE, LA--(Marketwire - April 17, 2008) - Cleco Corp. (NYSE: CNL) will host its 2008 first-quarter earnings conference call at 11 a.m. Eastern Time (10 a.m. Central Time) on Wednesday, May 7, 2008. 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 First-Quarter Earnings Conference Call."

The call will follow distribution of the company's 2008 first-quarter earnings news release after the market closes on Tuesday, May 6, 2008.

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. To access the replay, go to www.cleco.com, select "For Investors," "Investor Publications/Presentations," and "Webcasts/Presentations."

Cleco Corp. is a regional energy company headquartered in Pineville, La. It operates a regulated electric utility company that serves about 273,000 customers across Louisiana. Cleco also operates a wholesale energy business with approximately 1,350 megawatts of name plate capacity. For more information about Cleco, visit www.cleco.com.

Contact Information: Investor Contacts: Cleco Corporation Ryan Gunter (318) 484-7724 Shareholder Services: Rodney Hamilton (318) 484-7593 Analyst Inquiries: Kristine Walczak (312) 780-7205 Media Contact: Fran Phoenix (318) 484-7467