Duke Energy to Webcast Special Shareholders Meeting on March 10 - Duke Energy

News Release
March 6, 2006

Duke Energy to Webcast Special Shareholders Meeting on March 10

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Duke Energy will webcast its special shareholders meeting to vote on its proposed merger with Cinergy on Friday, March 10, 2006, at 10 a.m. ET.

The event will take place at O.J. Miller Auditorium at the company’s Energy Center headquarters located at 526 South Church Street in Charlotte, N.C. Duke Energy Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Paul Anderson will address shareholders during the meeting.

The webcast can be heard by going to Duke Energy’s investors’ section of the company’s Web site at:  http://www.duke-energy.com/investors.

Corporate Profiles
Cinergy has a balanced, integrated portfolio consisting of two core businesses:  regulated operations and commercial businesses. Cinergy’s integrated businesses make it a Midwest leader in providing both low-cost generation and reliable electric and gas service. More information about the company is available on the Internet at:  http://www.cinergy.com.

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