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William Barnet III WILLIAM BARNET III
Chairman, President and CEO, The Barnet Co. Inc. and Barnet Development Corp.;
Chair, Finance and Risk Management Committee; Member, Nuclear Oversight Committee


Director of Duke Energy and its predecessor companies since 2005. Barnet is the mayor of Spartanburg, S.C. He serves on the board of Bank of America and is a trustee of the Duke Endowment.
   
G. Alex Bernhardt Sr. G. ALEX BERNHARDT SR.
Chairman and CEO, Bernhardt Furniture Co.;
Member, Audit and Nuclear Oversight Committees


Director of Duke Energy and its predecessor companies since 1991. Besides leading the family business in Lenoir, N.C., Bernhardt serves on the board of Communities In Schools. He is past president of the American Furniture Manufacturers Association and of the International Home Furnishings Marketing Association.
   
Michael G. Browning MICHAEL G. BROWNING
President and Chairman of the Board, Browning Investments Inc.;
Member, Compensation, Corporate Governance, and Finance and Risk Management Committees


Director of Duke Energy and its predecessor companies since 1990. Browning serves on the boards of the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. He is a member of the Indiana Public Officer Compensation Committee.
   
Phillip R. Cox PHILLIP R. COX
President and CEO, Cox Financial Corp.;
Chair, Audit Committee


Director of Duke Energy and its predecessor companies since 1994. Cox is chairman of the board of Cincinnati Bell and serves on the boards of The Timken Company, Diebold Inc., the Cincinnati Business Committee, Touchstone Mutual Funds and the University of Cincinnati.
   
Daniel R. DiMicco DANIEL R. DIMICCO
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nucor Corporation;
Member, Compensation and Corporate Governance Committees


Director of Duke Energy since 2007. DiMicco began his career with Nucor Corporation in 1982 and held a number of senior positions before being named chairman in 2006. He is a former chair of the American Iron and Steel Institute.
   
Ann Maynard Gray ANN MAYNARD GRAY
Former President, Diversified Publishing Group of ABC Inc.;
Lead Director; Chair, Corporate Governance Committee; Member, Compensation and Finance and Risk Management Committees


Director of Duke Energy and its predecessor companies since 1994. Gray has held a number of senior positions with American Broadcasting Companies and serves on the boards of the Phoenix Companies and Elan Corp. plc.
   
James H. Hance Jr. JAMES H. HANCE JR.
Retired Vice Chairman, Chief Financial Officer and Board Member, Bank of America Corp.;
Chair, Compensation Committee; Member, Finance and Risk Management Committee


Director of Duke Energy and its predecessor companies since 2005. A certified public accountant, Hance spent 17 years with Price Waterhouse. He serves on the boards of Sprint Nextel Corp., Cousins Properties Inc. and Rayonier Corp.
   
James T. Rhodes JAMES T. RHODES
Retired Chairman, President and CEO, Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO);
Chair, Nuclear Oversight Committee; Member, Audit Committee


Director of Duke Energy and its predecessor companies since 2001. Rhodes is a member of the Electric Power Research Institute’s advisory council and a former board member of INPO, the Nuclear Energy Institute, Edison Electric Institute and the Southeastern Electric Exchange.
   
James E. Rogers JAMES E. ROGERS
Chairman, President and CEO, Duke Energy

Rogers became president and CEO of Duke Energy in 2006, having served as chairman and CEO of Cinergy Corp. since 1994 and PSI Energy since 1988. He is chairman of the Institute for Electric Efficiency and the Edison Foundation, and serves as co-chair of the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency and the Alliance to Save Energy. He is a director of Fifth Third Bancorp and Cigna Corp. and serves on the boards and Executive Committees of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the Edison Electric Institute. He is also a board member of the Nuclear Energy Institute, the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations and the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions.
   
Mary L. Schapiro MARY L. SCHAPIRO
Chief Executive Officer, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority;
Member, Audit and Corporate Governance Committees


Director of Duke Energy and its predecessor companies since 1999. Schapiro previously served as chairman and CEO of the National Association of Securities Dealers, as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and on the Securities and Exchange Commission. She currently serves on the board of Kraft Foods Inc.
   
Philip R. Sharp PHILIP R. SHARP
President, Resources for the Future;
Member, Audit and Nuclear Oversight Committees


Director of Duke Energy since 2007, having served on one of its predecessor companies from 1995 to 2006. A former member of the Indiana U.S. House of Representatives, Sharp served as Congressional chair of the National Commission on Energy Policy and was a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
   
Dudley S. Taft DUDLEY S. TAFT
President and CEO, Taft Broadcasting Co.;
Member, Compensation and Finance and Risk Management Committees


Director of Duke Energy and its predecessor companies since 1985. Taft serves on the boards of the Unifi Mutual Holding Co. and Fifth Third Bancorp. He is chairman of the Cincinnati Association for the Arts and a trustee of the Cincinnati Convention & Visitors Bureau.