October 15, 2008

Cleco Corp. Announces Webcast of 2008 Third-Quarter Results

Cleco Corp. (NYSE: CNL) will host its 2008 third-quarter earnings conference call at 11 a.m. Eastern Time (10 a.m. Central Time) on Thursday, Nov. 6, 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 Third-Quarter Earnings Conference Call."

The call will follow distribution of the company's 2008 third-quarter earnings news release after the market closes on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008.

Cleco President and CEO Mike Madison and Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Interim CFO Russell Davis 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 nameplate generating capacity. For more information about Cleco, visit www.cleco.com.

 Investor Contacts: Cleco Corporation Ryan Gunter (318) 484-7724  Shareholder Services: Rodney Hamilton (318) 484-7593  Media Contact: Fran Phoenix (318) 484-7467  

SOURCE: Cleco Corporation