News Release
March 05, 1998


Duke Energy International, L.L.C., (DEI), a subsidiary of Duke Energy Corporation, today announced a $50,000 donation designated for relief supplies to flood victims in Ecuador.

"We are making this donation to help the people of Ecuador who have been impacted by the flooding and devastation caused by El Nino," said Bruce Williamson, president of Duke Energy International.

Duke Energy International develops, owns and operates energy projects worldwide. Its capabilities include natural gas exploration, production, processing, transportation and supply, and generation, delivery and marketing of electric power and thermal energy.

DEI is a subsidiary of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK), a global energy company based in Charlotte, N.C., with $20 billion in assets. Duke Energy companies provide electric service to approximately 2 million customers; operate pipelines that deliver 12 percent of the natural gas consumed in the United States; and are leading marketers of electricity, natural gas and natural gas liquids. Globally the companies develop, own and operate energy facilities and provide engineering, management, operating and environmental services. Contact Duke Energy on the World Wide Web at

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