PINEVILLE, LA--(Marketwire - April 8, 2008) - Cleco Corp. (NYSE: CNL) will hold its 2008 Annual Meeting of Shareholders at 10 a.m. Eastern Time (9 a.m. Central Time) on Friday, April 25, 2008. The meeting will be held at the Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, 2727 Monroe Highway, Pineville Convention Center, Pineville, La.

Shareholders and other interested parties unable to attend the annual meeting can listen to a live audio webcast of the proceedings by visiting the company's Web site at www.cleco.com, selecting "For Investors," and then "2008 Annual Meeting of Shareholders."

A replay of the webcast of the annual meeting will be available for 90 days on the company's Web site. 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