A number of independent organizations evaluate corporate governance. While we do not set goals for each rating, we do use them for benchmarking purposes.
|Rating Organization||Duke Energy Score||Scale|
|The Corporate Library|
|TCL Rating||B||B 1||A-F (no E)|
|Governance Risk Assessment||Low||Low 1||Low, Moderate or High|
|RiskMetrics Group - Corporate Governance Quotient (CGQ)|
|Index Ranking||13.8||91.1 2||0 – 100|
|Industry Ranking||30.7||93.6 2||0 – 100|
|Governance Metrics International|
|Overall Global||9.0||9.5 3||0 – 10|
1 As of Dec. 5, 2007. The TCL Rating and Governance Risk Assessment values are published by permission from The Corporate Library, LLC. For further explanation and information, go to www.thecorporatelibrary.com.
2 As Feb. 7, 2008. The CGQ scores are published by ISS Governance Services, For further information, go to http://www.issproxy.com/.
3 As of November 30, 2007. GovernanceMetrics International score is published by GovernanceMetrics International. For further information, go to www.gmiratings.com.