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Tampa Electric restoration essentially complete

TAMPA, June 27, 2012

Tampa Electric has essentially completed restoration of customers affected by Tropical Storm Debby.

On Tuesday night, crews restored service to all customers capable of receiving power. About 350 Tampa Electric employees and contractors have worked diligently to restore service to thousands of customers affected by Tropical Storm Debby since the peak of 20,000 customers on Sunday night.

Additional outages may occur today as high winds and rain affect some areas. If you lose power, please call Tampa Electric's dedicated toll-free automated system at 1-877-588-1010.

The utility has returned to normal operations. This is the final outage update related to TS Debby.

Tampa Electric Company is the principal subsidiary of TECO Energy Inc. (NYSE: TE), an energy-related holding company with regulated utility operations in Florida, including both Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas System . Tampa Electric serves nearly 676,000 customers in West Central Florida. Other subsidiaries include TECO Coal, which owns and operates coal production facilities in Kentucky and Virginia, and TECO Guatemala, which is engaged in electric power generation and energy-related businesses in Guatemala.

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