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Johnny Dean Page named assistant to the president of Tampa Electric

TAMPA, September 7, 1999

Johnny Dean Page has been promoted to assistant to the president of Tampa Electric Company, effective Sept. 1. In this new role, Page will have primary responsibility for leading and coordinating the company's efforts to cultivate and manage effective business and civic relationships with local business and community leaders.

He will report to Tampa Electric President John Ramil.

Page joined Tampa Electric Company in 1957, and has held many leadership positions, most recently as director of its central business region.

He is a member of the Tampa Sports Authority, and served as its 1996-1997 chairman. He is also director of the Florida Strawberry Festival Association, and is a member of the Executive committee of the Southeastern Electric Exchange. His civic and community involvement includes the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, the Tampa Committee of 100, the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Economic Development Council.

He served in the Florida National Guard from 1953-1986 and retired as a Personnel Sgt. Major of the 53rd Infantry Brigade in Tampa.

The company also announced new responsibilities in two other areas:

Jack Amor, who is director of Tampa Electric's western business region, has expanded responsibilities to include economic and community development activities and district office operations for Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, including customer service offices in Plant City, Brandon, Oldsmar, Tampa and Ruskin.

Gene West, who is director of the company's eastern business region, has also expanded his responsibilities to include economic and community development activities and district office operations for Pasco and Polk counties, including district offices in Auburndale, Winter Haven, Dade City and Mulberry.

Tampa Electric is the principal subsidiary of TECO Energy, Inc. TECO Energy is a diversified, energy-related utility holding company also based in Tampa. In addition to Tampa Electric, its principal businesses include Peoples Gas, TECO Coal, TECO Transport, TECO Coalbed Methane, TECO Power Services, Bosek Gibson and Associates.

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TECO Energy, Tampa Electric, Peoples Gas
TECO Energy, Inc.
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Tampa, Florida 33602
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