Report concerns to the Audit Committee

Procedure for Reporting Concerns to the Audit Committee

The Audit Committee has established a procedure to receive, retain, investigate and act on complaints and concerns of employees, shareholders and others regarding material accounting, internal accounting controls and auditing matters, including complaints regarding attempted or actual circumvention of internal accounting controls or complaints regarding the company's accounting policies ("Accounting Complaints"). This procedure also covers complaints regarding material ethical or criminal misconduct on the part of the chairman, the chief executive officer, any officer reporting directly to the chief executive officer, the controller or the chief audit officer and complaints regarding matters that could lead to significant reputational damage to Duke Energy ("Senior Leadership Complaints").

Accounting Complaints and Senior Leadership Complaints may be made using any of the following methods:

  • By sending a letter addressed to the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, DEC 41T, 550 South Tryon St., Charlotte NC 28202-1802.
  • By calling the EthicsLine, 1.866.838.4427 (administered by a third-party vendor).
  • By submitting an on-line report via https://ethicsline.duke-energy.com.
  • By sending a letter addressed to the Chair, Duke Energy Board of Directors Audit Committee, DEC 45A, 550 South Tryon St. Charlotte, NC 28202-1802

For all other questions, contact Customer Service.

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