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Each year, Duke Energy is the proud recipient of numerous awards and honors. These accolades are recognition not only of the company’s achievements, but also of our employees’ hard work, innovative thinking and commitment to customer success in everything they do.

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2013

Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America
For the eighth consecutive year, Duke Energy was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America. In the electric utilities industry, 17 utilities from North America were evaluated for consideration. Four were selected. In selecting the top performers in each business sector, DJSI reviews companies on several general and industry-specific topics related to economic, environmental and social dimensions. Among them: corporate governance, environmental policy, climate strategy, human capital development and labor practices.

100 Best Corporate Citizens
Duke Energy’s dedication to balancing the diverse interest of customers, communities, employees and shareholders was recognized for the fifth consecutive year by Corporate Responsibility (CR) magazine through placement on their 100 Best Corporate Citizens list. Duke Energy was ranked 26th on the 2013 list after being independently assessed in seven key areas: environment, climate change, human rights, philanthropy, employee relations, financial and governance.

Top Utilities for Economic Development
Site Selection magazine once again named Duke Energy to its annual list of top 10 utilities in economic development. The Site Selection honor recognized Duke Energy's successful collaboration with state and local partners for delivering more than $3.6 billion in capital investments for new and expanding businesses and the addition of more than 13,000 new jobs for the company's six-state service territory during 2012.

2012

Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America
For the seventh year in a row, Duke Energy was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America. In the electricity sector, 33 utilities from North America were evaluated for consideration. Nine were selected. Duke Energy was considered in combination with Progress Energy – the two companies merged in July 2012. Take a closer look at Duke Energy’s sustainability goals and progress

100 Best Corporate Citizens
For the fourth consecutive year, Corporate Responsibility (CR) magazine named Duke Energy one of its 100 Best Corporate Citizens. Duke Energy was ranked 35th on the 2012 list after being independently assessed in seven key areas: environment, climate change, human rights, philanthropy, employee relations, financial and governance.

2011

Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
Duke Energy’s leadership in sustainable business practices was recognized for a second year in a row through placement on the prestigious 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World). The company was also named to the DJSI for North American companies in the electric utility sector for the sixth consecutive year. Duke Energy publishes an annual Sustainability Report that summarizes its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint, develop next-generation energy technologies and operate as a sustainable business.

100 Best Corporate Citizens
For the third consecutive year, Corporate Responsibility (CR) magazine named Duke Energy one of its 100 Best Corporate Citizens. Duke Energy was named to the list after being independently assessed in seven key areas: environment, climate change, human rights, philanthropy, employee relations, financial and governance.

Company of the Year
Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) selected Duke Energy as Company of the Year in 2011 for its work on smart grid and other advanced technologies. YPE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a forum for networking and career development for professionals in the global energy industry.

IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Award
IHS selected Duke Energy as the "Best of the Best" among the 2011 IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Award winners. The designation was based on Duke Energy's use of an enterprise-wide information system to address a host of environmental, health, safety and sustainability challenges. IHS is a leading global information company.
 

2010

Dow Jones Sustainability World Index 
Duke Energy’s environmental, social and economic performance earned it a place on the 2010 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World). We were also named to the DJSI for North American companies in the electric utility sector for the fifth year in a row. Duke Energy publishes an annual Sustainability Report that summarizes its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint, develop next-generation energy technologies and operate as a sustainable business.

Top Utilities for Economic Development
Site Selection magazine named Duke Energy to its annual list of top 10 utilities in economic development, based on 2009 performance. Criteria included capital investment, job creation, capital investment per capita and jobs per 10,000 in population. Duke Energy’s efforts helped communities bring more than $2 billion in capital investments and 9,785 jobs into the company’s five-state service area last year. This is the 12th consecutive year we have received this award.

World’s Most Ethical Companies
For the fourth consecutive year, Duke Energy was named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute. Only 100 companies were selected to receive this honor. Ethisphere is an international think tank focused on advancing best practices in business ethics, social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability.

Top Performing Fossil Stations
Electric Light & Power magazine recognized three Duke Energy fossil stations among the nation’s Top 20 performers in its 2008 operating performance survey of the nation's electric generating stations. In the Carolinas, Belews Creek and Marshall steam stations were recognized for their outstanding heat rate. Belews Creek was ranked No. 1 and Marshall No. 8. Heat rate is a measure of how efficiently a fossil station burns coal to generate electricity. In the Midwest, Gibson Steam Station ranked third in the survey category for total megawatt-hours (MWh) generated by producing 21,887,608 MWh.

100 Best Corporate Citizens
Duke Energy was named one of Corporate Responsibility (CR) magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens for the second consecutive year in 2010. Duke Energy earned a spot on the list based on CR’s independent assessment of its performance in seven key areas: environment, climate change, human rights, philanthropy, employee relations, financial and governance. 


2009

Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America
For the fourth consecutive year, Duke Energy was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North American companies in the electric utility sector. In selecting top performers, DJSI reviews companies on several topics related to economic, environmental and social dimensions. Duke Energy publishes an annual Sustainability Report that summarizes its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, develop new technologies for a low-carbon future and operate as a sustainable business.

Top Utilities for Economic Development
For the 11th consecutive year, Site Selection magazine named Duke Energy to its annual list of top utilities for economic development in 2008. The magazine considered four categories in evaluating utility companies for the list—capital investment, job creation, capital investment per capita and jobs per 10,000 in population. Duke Energy’s efforts helped to bring 12,000 new jobs and $3 billion in capital investment into the company's five-state service area last year.

World’s Most Ethical Companies
For the third year in a row, Duke Energy was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute. Ethisphere is an international think-tank focused on advancing best practices in business ethics, social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability. Duke Energy was one of only four U.S. energy/utility companies that made the list.

EEI Emergency Recovery Award
The Edison Electric Institute recognized Duke Energy for its outstanding recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in September 2008—the most damaging storm in the company’s Midwest history—affecting over 1 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

100 Best Corporate Citizens
CRO (Corporate Responsibility Officer) magazine named Duke Energy one of the “100 Best Corporate Citizens” for 2009. CRO is a national trade publication that focuses on corporate ethics and social responsibility issues. Duke earned a spot based on assessments in seven key areas:  environment, climate change, human rights, philanthropy, employee relations, financial and governance.

2008

Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America
For the third year in a row, Duke Energy was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America. The designation was based on a thorough assessment of the company’s economic, environmental and social performance, with a strong focus on long-term shareholder value.

100 Best Companies to Work for in Brazil
The Great Place to Work® Institute, in partnership with Época magazine, named Duke Energy Brasil one of the “100 Best Companies to Work for in Brazil 2008” – the fourth time the company has made the list.

Top 10 Utilities for Economic Development
Site Selection magazine named Duke Energy to its annual list of top 10 utilities in economic development in 2007. This is the 10th consecutive year the company has been recognized for efforts to encourage and attract business expansion in our service area.

Green Energy Ohio Business of the Year
Green Energy Ohio (GEO) recognized Duke Energy as “Ohio Business of the Year” in 2007 for the company’s efforts in supporting renewable energy projects and energy efficiency programs. GEO is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting economically and environmentally sustainable energy policies and practices in Ohio. GEO presented the award to Duke Energy in June 2008.

World’s Most Ethical Companies
For the second year in a row, Duke Energy was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute. Ethisphere is a think-tank focused on research and promotion of profitable best practices in global governance, business ethics, compliance and corporate responsibility. Duke Energy was one of only three U.S. energy/utility companies named to the list.

EEI Advocacy Excellence Award for Energy Efficiency
Duke Energy received the prestigious Advocacy Excellence Award from the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) in recognition of the company’s comprehensive advocacy program to promote energy efficiency with customers and employees, and at the federal, state and local levels. EEI is the association of U.S. shareholder-owned electric companies with membership representing 70 percent of the electric power industry. The Advocacy Excellence Award program recognizes member companies that actively pursue public policy advocacy efforts.

2007

Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America
For the second straight year, Duke Energy was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America. The designation was based on a thorough assessment of the company’s economic, environmental and social performance, with a strong focus on long-term shareholder value.

Top 10 Utilities For Economic Development
Duke Energy was named by Site Selection magazine as one of the "Top 10 Utility Companies of the Year" for 2006 – the ninth straight time the company has made the list. The magazine based its selection on total capital investment, investment per capita, total jobs created and jobs created per capita. Since the merger of Duke and Cinergy in April 2006, the company has generated $5.1 billion in projects that created more than 17,000 jobs.

World’s Most Ethical Companies
Ethisphere Magazine recognized Duke Energy as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for its strong and sustained leadership in ethics and compliance, advancement of industry dialogue on social and ethical issues, and positive activity in the communities in which it operates. Duke Energy was one of only three energy companies named to the 2007 list of fewer than 100 companies worldwide. Ethisphere Magazine is a national publication dedicated to the vital correlation between ethics and increased profits.

2006

Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America
Duke Energy was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America (DJSI North America), which tracks leading companies for their sustainable approach to business. Duke Energy was the only “multi-utility” named to the 2006 list of 112 companies, selected from the 600 largest North American corporations. The index is reviewed annually by Dow Jones and the Zurich-based Sustainable Asset Management Group. It is used by more than 50 asset managers around the world as an objective benchmark for building financial portfolios based on financial, environmental and social performance.

Platts Industry Leadership Award
Duke Energy received this award at the 2006 Platts Global Energy Awards for its leadership in helping to shape public policy on climate change and energy efficiency, as well as for its successful merger with Cinergy. In addition to industry-leading activities, judging criteria for the Industry Leadership Award also included innovative skill, customer care, environmental care, safety and commercial success.

Top Utilities for Economic Development
Site Selection magazine named Duke Energy’s Carolinas and Midwest operations among the top U.S. utilities for economic development in 2005. They were among 11 utilities recognized, based on criteria including job creation, capital investment and the development of programs and services that attract economic activity. The company’s efforts helped generate more than 13,000 new jobs and more than $2 billion in capital investment in Indiana, Greater Cincinnati and the Carolinas.

INROADS Corporate Plus Award
For the second year, Duke Energy won this award from INROADS Southeast Region for providing quality internship opportunities, contributing finances and resources, and placement of graduates. INROADS is an international organization focused on leadership development of ethnically diverse students.

United Way Summit Award
Duke Energy received the United Way of America's Summit Award for outstanding commitment to employee volunteer efforts that improve local communities. In 2005, employees and retirees completed more than 500 volunteer service projects in the U.S., Canada and Peru, in addition to year-round community service efforts. United Way officials cited the company's website that tracks volunteer projects as well as the company's Excellence in Education and Communities Program, which allows time off for full-time employees to volunteer at local schools and nonprofit organizations.

Best M&A Investor Relations
IR magazine honored Duke Energy and Cinergy for excellence in merger and acquisition investor relations, as the two companies completed their merger. More than 2,400 portfolio managers, analysts and retail investors selected the top-performing companies in terms of shareholder communications in 20 categories. The annual awards are presented in association with The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s.

GPA Safety Improvement Award
The Gas Processors Association recognized Duke Energy Field Services with its President’s Company Award for Safety Improvement. Criteria included a 25 percent or greater reduction in the total number of safety incidents over a three-year period, and zero reportable OSHA incidents within the award year. DEFS was one of six companies receiving the award out of 54 applications.

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2005

Natural Gas STAR Continuing Excellence Award
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
This award recognized Duke Energy Gas Transmission’s (DEGT) ongoing efforts to reduce methane released into the atmosphere during natural gas transportation operations. From 1993 to 2004, DEGT quantified methane emission reduction of almost 7 billion cubic feet.

Interactive Investor Relations Award
Web Marketing Association
The Investors section of http://www.duke-energy.com/ was recognized as the top investor relations (IR) website in the energy industry. Websites are judged by individual and institutional investors, financial advisors, the financial press, interactive developers and IR professionals for their effectiveness in helping to build and maintain shareholder value.

The Newcomen Award
The Newcomen Society of the United States
This award honored Duke Energy for its “outstanding reputation in offering highly competitive electric rates, efficient and reliable operations, value-added products and services, strong sense of stewardship and uncompromising integrity.” The Newcomen Society was created in 1923 to recognize outstanding business accomplishment. Duke Energy is the only three-time recipient of the award.

Charlotte Ethics in Business Award
Charlotte Chapter of Financial Service Professionals
Duke Energy received this award, which recognizes businesses that have exemplified and promoted ethical business conduct for the benefit of the workplace, the marketplace, the environment and the community.

Safety Achievement Award
American Gas Association
This is the fifth time that Duke Energy Gas Transmission has earned AGA’s top safety award, for outstanding achievement in promoting employee safety along natural gas pipelines. DEGT’s U.S. operations achieved the lowest disability injury and illness rate among large transmission companies in 2004.

Corporate Stewardship Award
South Carolina Department of Archives and History
The Corporate Stewardship award recognized Palmetto Bluff, a Crescent Resources residential community in Bluffton, S.C., for exceptional accomplishments in archaeology and historic preservation. A full-time archaeologist, an archaeology lab and an on-site archeological team not only ensure compliance with regulatory standards, but also serve as an educational resource for the community. School students, Scouting members and Palmetto Bluff residents and visitors are participating in excavations, in partnership with the local and state chapters of the Archeological Society.

Environmental Achievement Award
City of Calgary, Calgary Board of Education
Duke Energy partnered with the Calgary (Alberta) Board of Education and the City of Calgary Parks in development of the Urban Ecology Program. In 2004, more than 400 students participated in this unique program, which combines indoor classroom work and outdoor study. During the program, students discover the complex ecological relationship between urban environments and undisturbed wilderness areas.

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2004

Coastal America Partnership Award
Coastal America
Duke Energy Gas Transmission, a leading member of the Texas Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership, was recognized for its work to restore marshlands and build a trail system around the historic San Jacinto battleground near Houston. The project is part of a larger effort to restore the entire battleground and its environs to their historic condition, and provide better interpretation of the site’s cultural and natural values to the public. The award is presented each year by Coastal America, a partnership of the Executive Office of the President, 12 federal departments, and state, local and private organizations.

Diversity Best Practices Honoree Award
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Duke Energy’s Supplier Diversity Program was recognized for its 2004 initiatives, including a Duke Power-sponsored electric utility supplier diversity event, supplier diversity training for procurement professionals and other company stakeholders, establishing pay incentives to increase the amount of business the company does with diverse suppliers, and implementing a supplier registration tool on http://www.duke-energy.com/. The Chamber also commended Duke Energy’s Diversity Council for its collaborative approach and for developing inclusion measures and initiatives.

Customer Service Project of the Year
Electric Light & Power and Chartwell Inc.
Duke Energy received this award for enhancements the company made to its automated phone answering system, including a Spanish language option. Electric Light & Power magazine is business magazine for the electric utility industry. Chartwell Inc. is an independent information services company providing best practices research and industry analysis to the utility and energy delivery industry. The annual award recognizes energy companies for excellence in customer service and marketing.

Ethics in Action Award
British Columbia Regional Committee
Duke Energy Gas Transmission West received the Community Care Award for putting its values into action. The award recognized the company’s Global Service Event, community fundraising campaigns, volunteer and leadership grants, support of nonprofit organizations and sponsorship of the Northern Opportunities initiative in northeast British Columbia.

Westacott Painting Award
National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA)
Duke Energy was honored for its longstanding support of the Corporate Angel Network—a cooperative charitable program that provides unused seats on corporate aircraft to cancer patients who need special transportation for treatment. The NBAA also recognized Duke Energy with several Flying Safety Awards, including an award for 52 years of accident-free flying.

Top Company of the Year
Colorado Biz magazine
Duke Energy Field Services received the 2004 Top Company of the Year award, which recognizes financial and operational performance and community involvement. DEFS was selected in the energy/natural resources category for advancements in operational efficiency.

Best Workplaces for Commuters
Environmental Protection Agency
Duke Energy was one of 69 Fortune 500 companies recognized for environmental commitment to reducing air pollution and easing traffic congestion. The award recognizes employers who have met the EPA’s National Standards of Excellence for commuter benefits to employees, such as subsidized transit passes and vanpool programs.

Eloy Chaves Medal
Association of Brazilian Concessionaires of Electrical Energy
Duke Energy International Brazil received the 2003 Eloy Chaves Medal for safety, and was the first company to receive the award for three consecutive years. The award takes into account total incident case rate, lost workday case rate, total severity rate and fatalities.

Safety Awards for Pipeline Operations
Canadian Energy Pipeline Association
Compared with its industry peers, Duke Energy Gas Transmission West had the lowest recordable vehicle incident frequency rate and the lowest recordable injury frequency rate in 2003.

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2003

Most Admired Energy Company for 2002
Fortune magazine
Duke Energy was named the Most Admired Energy Company by Fortune magazine for 2002, the fifth consecutive year that the company has been so recognized in its category.

2003 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
Selected for inclusion in the 2003 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index along with approximately 300 companies from 23 countries—roughly the top 10 percent of the world’s largest companies—that led their industries in terms of sustainability in 2002.

Top 25 Businesses in Houston for Supplier Diversity
Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance
Duke Energy was honored as one of Houston’s Top 25 businesses for its supplier diversity program, in particular its efforts to conduct business with women-owned firms.

Outstanding Stewardship of America’s Rivers
National Hydropower Association
The National Hydropower Association recognized Duke Energy for its work to protect fish trout streams and tributaries along the Jocassee Gorges area in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Better Investing Top 100
Better Investing magazine
Better Investing listed Duke Energy among its Top 100 companies, based on the magazine’s annual survey of investment clubs. The National Association of Investors Corp. reports monthly to its members on the performance of the Top 100 Index.

2002 Safety Performance Award
Southeastern Electric Exchange (SEE)
Duke Power received the 2002 Safety Performance Award from the Southeastern Electric Exchange (SEE) a nonprofit association of 30 electric and energy companies in the Southeast U.S. The award is based on a “recordable case rate” for injury and illness performance. Duke Power was one of only three companies to receive the award.

Philos Award
American Red Cross Greater Carolinas Chapter
The American Red Cross Greater Carolinas Chapter honored Duke Energy with the Philos Award, recognizing it as the top philanthropic organization of the year. The company was honored for its support of Red Cross programs, and for motivating other companies to be financial contributors.

Oil and Gas Deal of the Year
Project Finance International magazine
Duke Energy’s business unit finance group garnered Oil and Gas Deal of the Year honors from London-based Project Finance International magazine for its A$900 million debt offering in Australia in February 2002.

InformationWeek 500
InformationWeek magazine
Duke Energy was named to the InformationWeek 500, an annual list of U.S. companies with the best technology and business practices. Duke Energy ranked 41st and was the top-rated electric and gas utility.

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2002

EPA Natural Gas Star Transmission Partner of the Year
Environmental Protection Agency
Duke Energy Gas Transmission was recognized for operational excellence by the EPA’s Natural Gas Star program.

2002 Corporate Leadership Award for Diversity
Business Women’s Network and Diversity Best Practices
Awarded the 2002 Corporate Leadership Award for Diversity by Business Women’s Network and Diversity Best Practices for exemplary commitment to women and minorities.

Top 100 Information Technology Companies in 2002
CIO Magazine
Named to CIO magazine’s list of top 100 information technology companies in 2002 — an annual recognition of organizations around the world that excel in positive business performance through integrated processes and technologies.

Global Most Admired Companies
Fortune magazine
Ranked No. 33 on Fortune’s list of Global Most Admired companies for 2001.

America’s Top Companies
Fortune magazine
Ranked No. 14 on Fortune’s list of America’s top companies for 2001.

Business Week 50
Ranked No. 30 on the 2001 Business Week 50—an annual collection of the best performing companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500.

Most Admired Energy Company for 2001
Fortune magazine
Named the Most Admired Energy Company by Fortune magazine for 2001 for management quality, product/service quality, investment value, financial soundness, social responsibility and use of assets. For the three previous years, Duke Energy was named the Most Admired Gas and Electric Utility by Fortune magazine.

2002 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
Selected for inclusion in the 2002 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.

2002 EPA Natural Gas Star Transmission Partner of the Year
Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA award recognized Duke Energy Gas Transmission for its methane reduction program.

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2001

Energy Company of the Year
2001 Financial Times Global Energy Awards
Named Energy Company of the Year at the 2001 Financial Times Global Energy Awards ceremonies for its diversified operations and its successful overall growth.

Best Company in North America in the Energy Services and Electricity Sector for 2001
Global Finance magazine
Named Best Company in North America in the energy services and electricity sector by Global Finance magazine in 2001.

Top 100 E-businesses
InternetWeek 100
Ranked among the top 100 e-businesses, according to the second annual InternetWeek 100 survey. The magazine’s June 11 issues lists the top performers as a result of an extensive two-month study of the performance and practices of Internet-enabled businesses in 10 major industries.

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2000

National Conservation Achievement Award
National Wildlife Federation
The only two-time winner of this prestigious award, Duke Energy led in the Corporate Leadership category for its Jocassee Gorges Project, its Wildlife and Industry Together program and Cresent Resources’ conservation easement program.

America’s Top Companies
Fortune magazine
Ranked No. 17 on Fortune’s list of America’s top companies in 2000, Duke Energy’s revenues reached $49.318 billion in 2000, up 127 percent from 1999.

Business Week 50
Ranked No. 19 on the 2000 Business Week 50—an annual collection of the best performing companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500.

List of Leaders in 2000 Sales
Business Week
Ranked No. 18 on Business Week’s list of Leaders in 2000 Sales, up from 66th place a year ago, after showing a 127 percent increase in sales. Ranking is based on operating margins, price/earnings ratios, earnings per share, fourth quarter and full-year profits and sales and return on common equity.

Most Admired Gas and Electric Utility in 2000
Fortune magazine
Named the Most Admired Gas and Electric Utility by Fortune magazine in 2000 for management quality, product quality, innovativeness, investment value, financial soundness, talent, social responsibility and use of assets.

World’s Most Respected Utility in 2000
Financial Times of London
Named the World’s Most Respected Utility by the Financial Times of London in 2000 based on a worldwide annual survey of chief executive officers.

Ranked No. 2 on the Global Most Admired Energy Transmission Provider
Fortune magazine
Ranked No. 2 on the Global Most Admired Energy Transmission Provider list by Fortune magazine in 2000 for management quality, product quality, innovativeness, investment value, financial soundness, talent, social responsibility and use of assets.

Ranked No. 2 in 2000 in terms of Return on Equity (ROE)
Dow Jones Utility Average companies.

Platinum 400 company in 2000
Forbes magazine
Named a Platinum 400 company by Forbes magazine in 2000 for both long- and short-term growth and profitability.

Blue Diamond Award
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Received the Blue Diamond Award from the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce in 2000 for the best use of technology for creating a system to automate data gathering and communication about electric usage costs and availability.

Fast Track 500 company
eWEEK magazine
Named a Fast Track 500 company by eWEEK magazine in 2000 for being one of the fastest growing leaders in creating tremendous employment opportunities for top IT professionals.

Silver Saddle Award
Houston American Cancer Society
Received the Silver Saddle Award from the Houston American Cancer Society in 2001 for contributions by Duke Energy and its employees in that region.

Excalibur Award
Houston American Cancer Society
Received the Excalibur Award from the Houston American Cancer Society in 2000 for contributions by Duke Energy and its employees in that region.

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1999

Most Admired Gas and Electric Utility
Fortune magazine
Named the Most Admired Gas and Electric Utility by Fortune magazine in 1999 for management quality, product quality, innovativeness, investment value, financial soundness, talent, social responsibility and use of assets.

World’s Most Respected Utility
Financial Times of London
Named the World’s Most Respected Utility by the Financial Times of London in 1999 based on a worldwide annual survey of chief executive officers.

Corporate Leadership Award
Energy Daily
Received the Corporate Leadership Award from Energy Daily in 1999 for the company’s overall excellence.

Utility of the Year
Electric Light & Power magazine
Named the Utility of the Year by Electric Light & Power magazine in 1999.

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1998

Most Admired Gas and Electric Utility
Fortune magazine
Named the Most Admired Gas and Electric Utility by Fortune magazine in 1998 for management quality, product quality, innovativeness, investment value, financial soundness, talent, social responsibility and use of assets.

World’s Most Respected Utility
Financial Times of London
Named the World’s Most Respected Utility by the Financial Times of London in 1998 based on a worldwide annual survey of chief executive officers.