News Release
Aug. 25, 1999

MARTHA BROWN WYRSCH NAMED VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL, DUKE ENERGY FIELD SERVICES

DENVER – Duke Energy has named Martha Brown Wyrsch vice president and general counsel for Duke Energy Field Services. Duke Energy Field Services is one of the nation’s largest producers of natural gas liquids (NGLs), gatherers of natural gas and marketers of natural gas and NGLs.

"Martha Wyrsch’s extensive legal experience in the natural gas industry will be a tremendous asset to Duke Energy Field Services as we continue to grow our natural gas gathering and processing business," said Jim Mogg, president and chief executive officer, Duke Energy Field Services.

Wyrsch joins the company from KN Energy where she was vice president, general counsel and secretary. KN Energy is an integrated energy services company with operations that include natural gas gathering, processing, marketing, storage transportation and energy commodity sales based in Lakewood, Colo. Prior to joining KN Energy, Wyrsch was an associate with Davis, Graham & Stubbs in Denver.

Wyrsch graduated from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor's degree in English literature. She then earned her juris doctor degree from the National Law Center, George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Wyrsch and her husband, Gerry, live in Englewood, Colo. They have two children.

Wyrsch begins her new responsibilities Aug. 30.

Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) is a global energy company with more than $29 billion in assets. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., the company reaches into more than 50 countries, producing energy, transporting energy, marketing energy and providing energy services. In the United States, Duke Energy companies provide electric service to approximately two million customers in North Carolina and South Carolina; operate interstate pipelines that deliver natural gas to various regions of the country; and are leading marketers of electricity, natural gas and natural gas liquids. Additional information about the company is available on the Internet at: www.duke-energy.com

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