Media Advisory: Duke Energy Chairman of the Board and CEO to Speak at RBC Capital Markets' Energy Conference - Duke Energy

News Release
March 7, 2006

Media Advisory: Duke Energy Chairman of the Board and CEO to Speak at RBC Capital Markets' Energy Conference

CHARLOTTE, N.C.– Paul Anderson, Duke Energy’s chairman of the board and chief executive officer, will speak at the RBC Capital Markets’ Energy Infrastructure “Movers and Shakers” Conference at 2 p.m. ET, March 8, 2006, in Toronto.

A live webcast of the presentation will begin at approximately 2 p.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
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e-mail: crwheele@duke-energy.com