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Duke Energy Recognized as a Top Corporate Citizen March 3, 2011

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -

For the third consecutive year, Corporate Responsibility (CR) magazine named Duke Energy one of its 100 Best Corporate Citizens.

Duke Energy was named to the list after being independently assessed in seven key areas: environment, climate change, human rights, philanthropy, employee relations, financial and governance.

“Our inclusion on the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list validates the ongoing contributions of our employees who, through hard work and creativity, are making Duke Energy a more sustainable company every day,” said Roberta Bowman, Duke Energy’s senior vice president and chief sustainability officer.

CR’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List assesses companies on the Russell 1000®, a stock market index of the highest-ranking stocks in the Russell 3000® index. The magazine’s list is based solely on publicly available information. It is available, in full, at www.thecro.com.

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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