News Release
June 12, 1998

DUKE ENERGY AWARDS CYPRESS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE W.G. MAGUIRE SCHOLARSHIP

HOUSTON —Melinda Marie Hall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Hall of Houston, has received one of Duke Energy’s $10,000 W.G. Maguire Educational Scholarships. Hall recently graduated from Cypress Falls High School in Houston and plans to attend Texas Christian University this fall. Her major course of study will be English and secondary education.

Hall is the granddaughter of Bob and Toni Hall and Adolph and Lucille Guhl of Kansas City, Mo., and the niece of Jim and Maxine Hall and Tom and Donna Guhl also of Kansas City.

The scholarship program was established in 1963 by the late W.G. Maguire, one of the founders of Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company, as well as chairman and chief executive officer for more than 20 years. Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line is a predecessor company of Duke Energy.

An independent committee of judges selects the scholarship recipients based on academic excellence, character, personality evaluations by school faculty and performance on the Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Duke Energy Corporation is a global energy company with more than $20 billion in assets. Its companies provide electric services to approximately 2 million customers and operate pipelines that deliver 12 % of the natural gas used in the United States. They are leading marketers of electricity, natural gas and natural gas liquids. The companies develop, own and operate energy facilities and provide engineering, management, operating and environmental services globally.

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