News Release
April 23, 2002

DUKE ENERGY NAMES GILBERT SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, PLANNING, FOR ENERGY SERVICES GROUP

HOUSTON – Duke Energy has named Mary Gilbert senior vice president, planning, for the company’s Duke Energy Services (DES) group. DES is comprised of Duke Energy North America, Duke Energy Generation Services, Duke Energy Global Markets and Duke/Fluor Daniel.

Gilbert will be responsible for strategic planning for the group’s short- and long-term future, particularly financial planning and forecasting. She joined Duke Energy in 1999 and was most recently senior vice president and chief financial officer for Duke Energy North America. Prior to joining Duke Energy, she was senior vice president of finance for CHI Energy Inc. and had served in several executive positions with CRSS Inc, an architectural, engineering and construction services company.

 

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: Bryant Kinney
Phone: 704/382-2208
24 Hour Phone: 704/382-8333
Email: jbkinney@duke-energy.com