Media Advisory: Presentation by Duke Energy CFO at SouthEast Invest Conference to be Webcast April 6 - Duke Energy

News Release
April 4, 2006

Media Advisory: Presentation by Duke Energy CFO at SouthEast Invest Conference to be Webcast April 6

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – David Hauser, group executive and chief financial officer of Duke Energy, will speak at the SouthEast Invest Conference on April 6 in Durham.

A live webcast of the presentation will begin at approximately 8 a.m. ET. It will be available via the investors' section of Duke Energy’s Web site at:  http://www.duke-energy.com/investors/.

Duke Energy is a diversified energy company with a portfolio of natural gas and electric businesses, both regulated and unregulated, and an affiliated real estate company. Duke Energy supplies, delivers and processes energy for customers in the Americas. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy 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: http://www.duke-energy.com.

Contact: Randy Wheeless
Phone: 704/382-8379
24-Hour Phone: 704/382-8333
e-mail: crwheele@duke-energy.com