Duke Energy deploys 423 additional workers to Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, bringing company's total Hurricane Sandy contingent to

  Duke Energy deploys 423 additional workers to Mid-Atlantic and Northeast,
     bringing company's total Hurricane Sandy contingent to nearly 1,700

PR Newswire

CHARLOTTE, NC, Oct. 30, 2012

CHARLOTTE, NC, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Duke Energy, the nation's largest
electric utility, today deployed 423 additional employees and contractors to
help restore power to more than 8 million homes and businesses in the hard hit
Mid-Atlantic and Northeast U.S. following Hurricane Sandy.

The new workers join 1,250 Duke Energy workers dispatched Monday, bringing the
company's total storm contingent to nearly 1,700.

The utility also said it expects to deploy additional crews Wednesday.

The 423 workers deployed today are based in North Carolina. Those dispatched
Monday are based in Florida and Indiana.

"Our hearts go out to the millions of our fellow Americans affected by this
devastating storm of historic proportions," said Lloyd Yates, Duke Energy's
executive vice president for customer operations. "Duke Energy, in partnership
with many other utilities from across the U.S., will work as quickly as
possible to help safely restore power in impacted areas."

Duke Energy already has restored power to 160,000 of its own customers who
lost electricity due to the hurricane, mostly in North Carolina and Florida.

So far, Duke Energy crews have been deployed to assist the following utilities
in Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states: Dominion Power, AEP, PHI, First Energy,
PPL, National Grid, Northeast Utilities, Connecticut Power and Light, and
United Illuminating.

Duke Energy is the largest electric power holding company in the United States
withmore than $100 billion in total assets. Its regulated utility operations
serve approximately 7.1 million electric customers located in six states in
the Southeast and Midwest. 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 250 company traded
on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about
the company is available at: www.duke-energy.com.

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