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From Serving Meals to Weatherizing Homes, Duke Energy Employees Gear Up for the Company’s Annual Global Service Event March 29, 2007

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Duke Energy employees and retirees for the next two months will be involved in community activities that range from serving meals to the less fortunate to cleaning up parks and greenways, and weatherizing homes for greater energy efficiency.

It’s all part of the corporation’s 10th annual Global Service Event (GSE), which runs from April 1 to June 1 this year.

Hundreds of volunteer projects will take place within the five-state Duke Energy service territory, which includes the Carolinas, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.

While many Duke Energy employees and retirees are involved in their communities on a year-round basis, GSE gives them an opportunity to join with their fellow employees and neighbors in a companywide volunteer effort.

“We have expanded GSE from one month to two this year to allow enough time to complete all of the wonderful projects proposed by our employees and retirees,” said Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer James E. Rogers. “Our employees and retirees are the company’s greatest ambassadors, and this program provides an ideal way for them to give back to the communities we serve.”

Rogers will also be out, rolling up his sleeves for GSE projects. “I’m a hands-on kind of guy,” he said. “And many hands make the work light.”

GSE complements Duke Energy’s year-round commitment to volunteerism and the communities it serves. Throughout the year, employees can request volunteer grant funding for nonprofits through The Duke Energy Foundation for their sweat-equity projects and also for their leadership involvement with nonprofit organizations.

During the June 2006 GSE, employees and retirees participated in more than 400 volunteer projects in almost 140 communities in the U.S. and Latin America, which reached more than 290 nonprofit organizations.

Duke Energy Corp., one of the largest electric power companies in the United States, supplies and delivers energy to approximately 3.9 million U.S. customers. The company has nearly 37,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Midwest and the Carolinas, and natural gas distribution services in Ohio and Kentucky. In addition, Duke Energy has more than 4,000 megawatts of electric generation in Latin America, and is a joint-venture partner in a U.S. real estate company.

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:

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