Cleco Corporation Declares Regular Common and Preferred Dividends

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Cleco Corp.

2008-07-25 09:22:00

Cleco Corporation Declares Regular Common and Preferred Dividends

PINEVILLE, LA–(EMWNews – July 25, 2008) – The Board of Directors of Cleco Corporation

(NYSE: CNL) today declared regular quarterly dividends on the Company’s

common stock and preferred stock. Following is a summary of dividend

payments, as declared:


                        Dividend         Record               Payment

Class of Stock          Declared          Date                  Date



Common Stock             $0.225       August 4, 2008       August 15, 2008



4.5% Preferred Stock     $1.125       August 15, 2008     September 1, 2008

The Company has a dividend reinvestment plan which allows dividends on its

common and preferred stock to be reinvested in additional shares of common

stock at market price. Brokerage commissions and administrative fees are

incurred on dividend purchases.

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.

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

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