News Release
April 10, 2002

MEDIA ADVISORY: DUKE ENERGY FIRST QUARTER 2002 EARNINGS ANNOUNCEMENT SCHEDULE AND WEBCAST INFORMATION

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Energy will announce its first quarter 2002 earnings results at approximately 7 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 17.

An earnings conference call for analysts is scheduled for  10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 17. The conference call can be accessed via Duke Energy’s Web site on the investors' section  or by dialing 800/946-0783 in the  United States or 719/457-2658 outside the  United States. The confirmation code is 753813. Please call in 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. A replay of the conference call will be available for 30 days by dialing 888/203-1112 with a confirmation code of 753813. The international replay number is 719/457-0820. A replay and transcript also will be available by accessing the investors' section  of the company’s Web site.

 

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 $59 billion in 2001. 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.

Contact: Terry Francisco
Phone: 704/373-6680
24 Hour Phone: 704/382-8333
Email: thfrancisco@duke-energy.com