Duke Energy declares quarterly dividend

                   Duke Energy declares quarterly dividend

PR Newswire

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 4, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has
declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.765 per share.
The dividend is payable on March 18, 2013, to shareholders of record at the
close of business Feb. 15, 2013.

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This is the 87^th consecutive year that Duke Energy has paid a quarterly cash
dividend on its common stock.

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.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Shiel
Phone:         704-382-2355
24-Hour:       800-559-3853
ANALYSTS:
Bob Drennan    704-382-4070

Bill Currens   704-382-1603

SOURCE Duke Energy

Website: http://www.duke-energy.com
 
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