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Bill Fontenot elected AEIC 2nd Vice President

PINEVILLE, La. – Nov. 13, 2019 – William “Bill” Fontenot, president and chief executive officer of Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC (“Cleco”), was elected 2nd vice president of the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies (AEIC) during the organization’s 2019 annual meeting.

“AEIC is more than 100 years old and provides a wealth of industry information, including best practices, to energy companies throughout the United States,” said Bill Fontenot, president and CEO of Cleco.  “It’s an honor to be selected to serve alongside utility leaders, as well as represent Cleco.  I look forward to working with all the member companies to find solutions to common challenges in our industry.”

Founded by Thomas Edison and his associates in 1885, AEIC is one of the oldest organizations in the electric energy industry.  AEIC encourages research and the exchange of technical information and best practices through a committee structure, staffed with experts from management of member companies and focuses on finding solutions to problems of mutual concern to electric utilities worldwide.

Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC is a regional energy holding company that conducts its business operations through its subsidiaries, Cleco Power LLC and Cleco Cajun LLC. Cleco Power is a regulated electric public utility company that owns nine generating assets with a total nameplate capacity of 3,310 MWs and serves approximately 290,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business and supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi.  Cleco Cajun is an unregulated utility company that owns eight generating assets with a total nameplate capacity of 3,555 MWs, with contracts serving nine Louisiana cooperatives, five wholesale municipal customers and one electric utility.  For more information about Cleco, visit us at www.cleco.com


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