News Release
October 06, 2003

MEDIA ADVISORY: DUKE ENERGY THIRD QUARTER 2003 EARNINGS ANNOUNCEMENT SCHEDULE AND WEBCAST INFORMATION

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Energy will announce its third quarter 2003 earnings results at approximately 7 a.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003.

An earnings conference call for analysts is scheduled for 10 a.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 30. The conference call can be accessed via the investors' section of Duke Energy’s Web site or by dialing 800/500-0311 in the United States or 719/457-2698 outside the United States. The confirmation code is 142066. Please call in five to 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. A replay of the conference call will be available by dialing 888/203-1112 with a confirmation code of 142066. The international replay number is 719/457-0820, confirmation code 142066. A replay and transcript also will be available by accessing the investors' section of the company’s Web site.

Duke Energy is a diversified multinational energy company with an integrated network of energy assets and expertise. The company manages a dynamic portfolio of natural gas and electric supply, delivery and trading businesses – meeting the energy needs of customers throughout North America and in key markets around the world. Duke Energy, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is a Fortune 500 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: Randy Wheeless
Phone: 704/382-8379
24-Hour Phone: 704/382-8333
e-mail: crwheele@duke-energy.com