Duke Energy to Webcast Annual Meeting on Oct. 24 - Duke Energy

News Release
Oct. 17, 2006

Duke Energy to Webcast Annual Meeting on Oct. 24

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Duke Energy will webcast its annual shareholders meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, at 10 a.m. ET.

The event will take place in O.J. Miller Auditorium at the company’s Energy Center headquarters located at 526 South Church St., Charlotte, N.C.  Paul M. Anderson, chairman of the board, and James E Rogers, president and chief executive officer, will both address shareholders during the meeting.

The audio 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/.

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.

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