News Release
March 26, 1998

DUKE ENERGY CORPORATION NAMES ROBERT B. EVANS PRESIDENT OF NORTHEAST GAS PIPELINES

Robert B. Evans has been named president for Texas Eastern Transmission Corp. and Algonquin Gas Transmission Co. the two Northeast natural gas pipelines of Duke Energy Corp.

Evans, 49, replaces Fred Fowler as president of the Northeast pipelines. Evans, formerly senior vice president of marketing and regulatory affairs for Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation and Algonquin Gas Transmission Company, will continue to report to Fred Fowler, group president of Duke Energy’s transmission group.

Evans joined Texas Eastern in 1967 in Shreveport, La., as an analyst in the company’s measurement department. He worked in various positions of increasing responsibility in the gas supply department through the I 980s, including service as supply supervisor and general manager.

Evans was elected vice president of supply acquisition in 1989 and became general manager of supply contracts for the company’s four interstate gas pipeline subsidiaries later that year. He was named vice president of gas supply for Texas Eastern in 1991. Evans became vice president of field operations for the company’s Centana Energy Corporation in 1993 and was named vice president of marketing for Texas Eastern in 1994. Evans received his bachelor of science degree in accounting from the University of Houston.

Continuing to report to Evans will be Tom O’Connor, vice president of East Coast marketing; Gregg McBride, general manager of western region marketing; Greg Rizzo, vice president of regulatory affairs and system planning; and Bin Halverson, director of marketing operations.

In addition, Dorothy Ables, vice president of group business operations for energy transmission, will report to Evans for planning, financial and information technology issues for the Northeast pipelines. Ables will continue to report to Fowler on energy transmission coordination.

Doug Church, senior vice president of transmission, engineering and environmental, also will report to Fowler.

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) is a global energy company with more than $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 http://www.duke-energy.com.

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