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Q2 2015 Cleco Corporation Earnings Conference Call (Replay)
07/28/15 at 9:30 a.m. ET
Q2 2015 Cleco Corporation Earnings Conference Call
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 9:30 a.m. ET  
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07/27/15Cleco Corporation reports 2015 second quarter operational earnings of $0.53 per diluted share
PINEVILLE, La., July 27, 2015 - Cleco Corporation (NYSE: CNL) reported 2015 second quarter earnings of $30.2 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, down from $36.6 million, or $0.60 per diluted share recorded in the second quarter of 2014. Operational earnings, excluding special items, of $32.2 million, or $0.53 per diluted share, were down from $34.8 million, or $0.57 per diluted share recorded in the second quarter of 2014. "We continue to feel the financial impact in 2015 as a result of t... 
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07/27/15Cleco updates interactive outage map
PINEVILLE, La., July 27, 2015 – It is now easier to track power restoration efforts with Cleco’s new interactive outage map located on the company’s website. The easy-to-use map provides customers with information on restoration efforts by parish, zip code and street address. “When power outages occur, our customers need timely information so they can make informed decisions for their families and businesses,” said Anthony Bunting, vice president of transmissio... 
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07/27/15Cleco warns customers of fraudulent phone calls
Callers give fake telephone number for customer account verification PINEVILLE, La., July 21, 2015 –Fraudulent callers are once again calling Cleco customers demanding immediate payment of electric bills or face power disconnection. Cleco reminds all customers the company will not call and pressure customers for payment. Cleco also warns customers to be suspicious of telephone numbers given during these calls. These numbers are not Cleco’s customer service numbers even though recordings m... 
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07/23/15Keep your cool this summer – Save energy, save money
PINEVILLE, La., July 23, 2015 ─ Managing your electric bill during the hot summer months of July, August and September can be as simple as using heat generating appliances during the late evening hours. As temperatures heat up, customers’ energy use increases, which can lead to higher monthly electric bills. Cleco offers inexpensive ways for its customers to reduce their energy use and save money. “We are beginning to experience consistent temperatures in the upper 90s as we get deeper into th... 
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07/23/15Cleco Corporation declares quarterly dividend
PINEVILLE, La., July 23, 2015 - Cleco Corporation (NYSE: CNL) today announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.40 per share on the company's common stock for the Aug. 17, 2015 payment.  Cleco has paid dividends to its shareholders since 1935. Below is a summary of the dividend payment declared by the board of directors: Class of Stock Dividend Declared Record Date Payment Date  Common Stock $0.40 Aug. 7, 2015 Aug. 17, 2015 The company has a... 
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07/20/15Cleco gains FERC approval for transaction with investor group
PINEVILLE, La., July 20, 2015 - Cleco Corporation (NYSE: CNL) announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the proposed acquisition of Cleco Corporation by a North American Investor Group led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation together with John Hancock Financial and other infrastructure investors. The companies announced their proposed transaction on Oct. 20, 2014. "We are pleased to receive the nece... 
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07/14/15Cleco announces schedule for its 2015 second quarter earnings release and conference call
PINEVILLE, La., July 14, 2015 - Cleco Corporation (NYSE: CNL) announced today that it will release its 2015 second quarter financial results on Monday, July 27, 2015, after the market closes. Executive officers of the company will conduct a conference call and webcast to discuss the company's financial results on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time (8:30 a.m. Central time). The webcast can be accessed at www.cleco.com/investors and will be available for 12 months. Investors, analy... 
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07/01/15Cleco wraps up annual fan drive
PINEVILLE, La., July 1, 2015-The Cleco Fan Drive is helping some of its elderly customers stay comfortable and save energy this summer. For 15 years, Cleco has partnered with local councils on aging throughout its service territory to distribute box fans to those in need. This year, Cleco delivered 700 fans to 20 local agencies serving the elderly. “Whether it was through donations or assisting with fundraising events, our local communities Turner, general manager of... 
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06/04/15Cleco launches new program to recycle refrigerators and freezers
New energy-saving program pays customers to recycle outdated units PINEVILLE, La., June 4, 2015 — Cleco’s new energy-saving program pays customers $50 to have outdated, working refrigerators and freezers picked up at their homes and hauled away to be recycled. “Many households have an additional refrigerator or freezer outside of the home to store food and drinks,” said Robbyn Cooper, manager of Investor and Public Relations at Cleco. “Many of these units are... 
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05/06/15Cleco collects fans to help during the summer heat
PINEVILLE, La., May 6, 2015 – The hot summer months bring the possibility of high temperatures and increased electric bills. Cleco is kicking off its annual fan drive to help customers learn ways to better manage their bills through energy conservation and remain comfortable during the hot summer months. “Each year, our employees look forward to the fan drive and the opportunity to help those in need,” said Shirley Turner, general manager of customer service. “Many o... 
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04/28/15Cleco Corporation posts 2015 first quarter operational earnings of $0.46 per diluted share
PINEVILLE, La., April 28, 2015 - Cleco Corporation (NYSE: CNL) posted 2015 first quarter earnings of $26.9 million, or $0.44 per diluted share, up from $25.9 million, or $0.43 per diluted share recorded in the first quarter of 2014. Operational earnings, excluding special items, of $28.2 million, or $0.46 per diluted share, were up from $25.5 million, or $0.42 per diluted share recorded in the first quarter of 2014. "We started 2015 with lower rates as a result of our formula rate plan ext... 
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04/28/15Cleco nears completion of power restoration efforts after damaging storms impact system
PINEVILLE, La., April 28, 2015 – Cleco is 99 percent complete with its restoration efforts today after a band of destructive storms moved across its service territory yesterday. At the height of the storm, 28,868 of Cleco’s customers were without power. “Our crews completed repairs in areas that mirrored hurricane-level damage and worked through rough weather conditions to restore our customers’ power,” said Anthony Bunting, vice president of transmission and dis... 
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04/23/15Cleco Corporation declares quarterly dividend
PINEVILLE, La., April 23, 2015 - Cleco Corporation (NYSE: CNL) today announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.40 per share on the company's common stock for the May 15, 2015 payment.  Cleco has paid dividends to its shareholders since 1935. Below is a summary of the dividend payment declared by the board of directors: Class of Stock Dividend Declared Record Date Payment Date Common Stock $0.40 May 6, 2015 May 15, 2015 Cleco Corporation is... 
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04/15/15Cleco announces schedule for its 2015 first quarter earnings release and conference call
PINEVILLE, La., April 15, 2015 - Cleco Corporation (NYSE: CNL) announced today that it will release its 2015 first quarter financial results on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, after the market closes. Executive officers of the company will conduct a conference call and webcast to discuss the company's financial results on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time (8:30 a.m. Central time). The webcast can be accessed at www.cleco.com/investors and will be available for 12 months. Investors, ... 
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03/23/15Cleco reminds everyone to be safe this spring
PINEVILLE, La., March 23, 2015 – Spring is in the air, and this means perf ect weather for flying kites, planting trees and starting outdoor projects. Whether you are working or playing outside, Cleco reminds everyone to be aware of overhead and underground power lines this spring. “As the days become warmer and people begin spending more time outside, we want to remind customers about the dangers of exposed and buried power lines,” said Mike Joseph, Cleco’s risk manager. &l... 
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02/27/15Cleco Corporation reports full-year 2014 operational earnings of $2.74 per diluted share
Operational earnings at top of 2014 guidance range PINEVILLE, La., Feb. 27, 2015 - Cleco Corporation (NYSE: CNL) reports 2014 operational earnings of $165.9 million, or $2.74 per diluted share, up $12.4 million from the $153.5 million, or $2.53 per diluted share recorded in 2013. GAAP earnings for 2014 were $154.7 million, or $2.55 per diluted share, down $6.0 million from the $160.7 million recorded in 2013. Fourth quarter GAAP earnings were $21.3 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, down $3.8... 
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02/26/15Cleco shareholders overwhelmingly support the merger transaction with a North American-led investor group
PINEVILLE, La., Feb. 26, 2015 - Cleco Corporation (NYSE: CNL) today announced its shareholders approved the adoption of the previously announced merger agreement pursuant to which Cleco will be acquired by a North American investor group led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and by British Columbia Investment Corporation. During a special meeting of shareholders held today, investors voted on merger-related proposals, which included the merger transaction and a non-binding advisory vo... 
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02/22/15Cleco prepares for possible icy conditions
PINEVILLE, La., Feb. 22, 2015 – Weather forecasts call for the possibility of freezing rain in parts of Cleco’s service territory, and the company has taken steps to prepare by securing contract crews and readying Cleco crews to mobilize to areas impacted by the winter storm. “We are ready to respond if needed,” said Anthony Bunting, vice president of transmission and distribution operations. “If ice accumulates on trees, power outages are possible as falling ... 
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02/13/15Proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis recommends Cleco shareholders vote "FOR" the transaction with North American-led investor group
Transaction has previously received favorable recommendations from Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), Egan Jones Proxy Services and Taft-Hartley Advisory Services PINEVILLE, La., Feb. 13, 2015 – Cleco Corporation (NYSE: CNL) today announced that Glass Lewis, a leading proxy voting and corporate governance advisory firm, recommends Cleco shareholders vote “FOR” the proposed transaction with a North American investor group led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Asse... 
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02/10/15Cleco offers free online educational resource
Program meets state’s educational standards PINEVILLE, La., Feb. 10, 2015 – Cleco is offering a free online learning resource for students, teachers and parents. E-SMARTkids offers interactive educational games and teaching tools that help students learn the principles of electricity, electrical safety and energy conservation. The program also complies with Louisiana educational standards for Health Education and Science. “The website is a one-stop educational hub that is easy to use an... 
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02/10/15Cleco announces schedule for its 2014 fourth quarter and year end earnings release and conference call
PINEVILLE, La., Feb. 10, 2015 - Cleco Corporation (NYSE: CNL) announced today that it will release its 2014 fourth quarter and year end financial results on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, after the market closes. Executive officers of the company will conduct a conference call and webcast to discuss the company's financial results on Monday, March 2, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time (8:30 a.m. Central time). The webcast can be accessed at www.cleco.com/investors and will be available for 12 months. Inve... 
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02/09/15Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services recommends Cleco shareholders vote "FOR" the transaction with North American-led investor group
Transaction also receives favorable recommendations from Egan Jones Proxy Services and Taft-Hartley Advisory Services PINEVILLE, La., Feb. 9, 2015 - Cleco Corporation (NYSE: CNL) today announced that Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), a leading proxy voting and corporate governance advisory firm, recommends Cleco shareholders vote "FOR" the proposed transaction with a North American investor group led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and by British Columbia Investment... 
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01/29/15Cleco Corporation declares quarterly dividend
PINEVILLE, La., Jan. 29, 2015 - Cleco Corporation (NYSE: CNL) today announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.40 per share on the company's common stock for the Feb. 17, 2015 payment.  Cleco has paid dividends to its shareholders since 1935. Below is a summary of the dividend payment declared by the board of directors: Class of Stock Dividend Declared Record Date Payment Date Common Stock $0.40 Feb. 10, 2015 Feb. 17, 2015 Cleco Corporation... 
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01/06/15Cleco provides residents with energy-saving tips for cold weather
PINEVILLE, La., Jan. 6, 2015 – Temperatures are dropping, and Cleco is offering an online service to help customers manage their home's energy use and save money on their electric bills. Energy Depot™, a free resource, will help customers estimate energy consumption and costs and offer ways to use less energy this winter and throughout the year. "Knowing which appliances use the most energy is the first step to controlling your electric bill," said Shirley Turner, general manager of cust... 
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