Duke Energy names Heath Shuler to lead Federal Government Affairs

      Duke Energy names Heath Shuler to lead Federal Government Affairs

PR Newswire

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 26, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Duke Energy has named Heath
Shuler as senior vice president of federal affairs, effective Jan. 4, 2013.

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Shuler currently serves as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He
has represented North Carolina's 11^th District since 2007. His term expires
Jan. 3, 2013. He announced his intention to retire from Congress Feb. 2, 2012.

"We are pleased Heath will be joining our team in Washington," said Keith
Trent, Duke Energy's regulated utilities executive vice president. "Heath is
well known in Washington for working with leaders from both political parties
and for bringing people together in his district in Western North Carolina."

Shuler's focus in 2013 will be on building the federal affairs team and
working with leaders in energy associations in which Duke is involved to
support federal issues important to the company's customers and shareholders.

He will also focus on helping employees become more informed and involved with
federal issues that impact the company's customers in the Carolinas, Florida
and the Midwest.

In accordance with U.S. House of Representatives ethics rules, Shuler will not
vote on any matters affecting Duke Energy for the remainder of the 112^th

Shuler will be based in Duke Energy's Washington, D.C. office.

Before being elected to Congress in 2007, Shuler founded a real estate company
in Eastern Tennessee that grew into one of the largest in the region. Prior to
that he played quarterback for the Oakland Raiders, New Orleans Saints and
Washington Redskins.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and played college football at the
University of Tennessee, where he was a 1993 runner-up for the Heisman Trophy,
one of the most prestigious honors in collegiate sports.

Duke Energy is the largest electric power holding company in the United States
with more 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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