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Duke Energy Names Ginny Mackin Chief Communications Officer July 30, 2010

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -

Duke Energy has named Ginny Mackin senior vice president and chief communications officer.

She will be responsible for directing Duke Energy’s communications strategy and services, including support for the business units, brand management, executive communications, media relations, social media and the web presence.

“Ginny is a seasoned communications leader,” said Roberta Bowman, senior vice president and chief sustainability officer. “She has more than 20 years of experience as a communications and business leader at Wells Fargo, Wachovia and Bank of America. She knows Duke Energy as a customer and a leader in the Carolinas, and is eager to put her experience to work to take our communications to the next level.”

Mackin previously served as an executive vice president and director at Wells Fargo, where she led the bank’s eastern community bank communications after its merger with Wachovia in 2009. Prior to her role with Well Fargo, she led Wachovia’s communications as executive vice president and director of corporate communications from 2001 to 2009. She worked in positions of increasing responsibility from 1988 to 2001 at Bank of America.

Mackin graduated from Boston College where she received her BA in Speech Communications and Philosophy.

She will assume her responsibilities at Duke Energy on Aug. 18, succeeding Cathy Roche, who retired July 1.

Duke Energy is one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States. Its regulated utility operations serve approximately 4 million customers located in five states in the Southeast and Midwest, representing a population of approximately 11 million people. Its commercial power and international business segments own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a growing portfolio of renewable energy assets in the United States.

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: www.duke-energy.com.  To learn more and contribute to the discussion about the energy issues of today and the possibilities of tomorrow see www.sheddingalight.org.


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