Ramil serves on the boards of directors of the Moffitt Cancer Center Institute, GuideWell Mutual Holding Corp. and its subsidiary, Florida Blue, and he is chairman of the Audit and Compliance Committee for both. He will continue to serve on those boards after his retirement. He also serves on the board of the Edison Electric Institute, an industry association, and the Tampa Bay Partnership, which he will discontinue upon his retirement. He is a member of the Florida Council of 100. Previously he served as chairman of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp.Emera announced today that Ramil will serve on the Emera Inc. board of directors upon his retirement. After the transaction closes, the subsidiaries that currently report to Ramil will report to separate boards. TECO Energy Inc. (NYSE: TE) is an energy-related holding company with regulated electric and gas utilities in Florida and New Mexico. Tampa Electric serves nearly 725,000 customers in West Central Florida; Peoples Gas System serves nearly 365,000 customers across Florida; and New Mexico Gas Co. serves more than 515,000 customers across New Mexico. Note: This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are subject to the inherent uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions. Actual results may differ materially from those forecasted. The forecasted results are based on the company's current expectations and assumptions, and the company does not undertake to update that information or any other information contained in this press release, except as may be required by law. Factors that could impact actual results include: the ability to successfully close the merger with Emera on the anticipated schedule, if at all. Additional information is contained under "Risk Factors" in TECO Energy, Inc.'s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended Dec. 31, 2015.