News Release
Feb. 01, 2001

DUKE ENERGY: THREE PROMOTED IN GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Energy General Counsel Richard Blackburn today announced three appointments in the company’s governmental affairs department.

Each of these moves reflects the rapid growth in the breadth of these assignments. Hatley will continue to have overall responsibility for the company’s interactions with federal and state legislative bodies.

A native of Charlotte, Hatley earned his undergraduate degree in engineering from William S. Lee College of Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Hatley joined the company in 1971 as an engineer at Duke Power’s Oconee Nuclear Station near Seneca, S.C. During his career, he was named to positions of increasing responsibility and in 1983 was named vice president of public affairs. He was named vice president of governmental affairs in 1997.

Marshall, a native of Bozeman, Montana, and a graduate of the University of Colorado, has worked in government and public affairs for the past 20 years. She was previously legislative director for Ohio Congressman Michael Oxley, and before that worked for Colorado Congressman Dan Schaefer.

Before joining Duke Energy in 1999, she was the Washington representative for Southern California Edison.

Harwood is a native of Albemarle, N.C., and earned an undergraduate degree from Barton (N.C.) College and a graduate degree from East Carolina University.

He joined Duke Energy is 1974 as a biologist in the company’s environmental section. He joined the company’s governmental affairs department in 1990 as director of legislative and environmental affairs. He also served two years in Washington, D.C., as director of federal governmental affairs.

Duke Energy, a diversified multinational energy company, creates value for customers and shareholders through an integrated network of energy assets and expertise. Duke Energy manages a dynamic portfolio of natural gas and electric supply, delivery and trading businesses -- generating revenues of more than $49 billion in 2000. Duke Energy, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is a Fortune 100 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available on the Internet at: www.duke-energy.com.

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