News Release
June 26, 1998

DUKE ENERGY AWARDS HUMBLE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE W.G. MAGUIRE SCHOLARSHIP

HOUSTON —Mia Michelle Yee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jun Yee, has received one of Duke Energy’s $10,000 W.G. Maguire Educational Scholarships. Yee recently graduated from Humble High School and plans to attend the University of Texas this fall. Her major course of study will be business administration or environmental engineering.

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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