Media Advisory: Duke Energy's First Quarter Earnings Announcement Schedule and Webcast Information - Duke Energy

News Release
April 11, 2006

Media Advisory: Duke Energy's First Quarter Earnings Announcement Schedule and Webcast Information

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Energy will announce its first quarter 2006 earnings results at approximately 7 a.m. ET on Tuesday, May 2, 2006.

An earnings conference call for analysts is scheduled for 10 a.m. ET on Tuesday, May 2. 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 2982824. Please call in five to 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. A replay of the conference call will be available until midnight ET, May 11, 2006, by dialing 888/203-1112 with a confirmation code of 2982824. The international replay number is 719/457-0820, confirmation code 2982824. A replay and transcript also will be available by accessing the investors' section of the company’s Web site.

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: Peter Sheffield
Phone: 980/373-4503
24-Hour Phone: 704/382-8333
e-mail: pvsheffield@duke-energy.com