Duke Energy names Catherine Stempien vice president of corporate development

 Duke Energy names Catherine Stempien vice president of corporate development

PR Newswire

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 23, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy(NYSE: DUK)today
named Catherine S. Stempien vice president, corporate development, replacing
Richard Bates, who is leaving Duke Energy to pursue other interests.

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In this role, Stempien will report directly to Steve K. Young, executive vice
president and chief financial officer.

"Catherine will help us execute corporate development initiatives and to
integrate these efforts into Duke Energy's strategic planning process," said

Stempien, 44, has served as vice president, legal, for Duke Energy's
Commercial Businesses organization since December 2012. She has held
leadership positions in the legal department in numerous areas including state
and federal regulation, litigation, environmental, nuclear and commercial
transactions.Stempien lead the legal transactions team in the spinoff of
Spectra Energy Corp in 2007 and the $2.1 billion Crescent Resources joint
venture transaction with Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund in 2006.

Stempien joined the company in 2003 as an associate general counsel for
Cinergy Corp. in Cincinnati. Previously, she was a senior attorney for AT&T
Corp. in Basking Ridge, N.J., and AT&T Broadband in Englewood, Colo.

Stempien earned a Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from Boston University
School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in government from Dartmouth
College. She also completed a joint Dartmouth/London School of Economics
program in comparative political studies and recently participated in the
Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

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.

Contact: Jennifer Zajac
Office: 980.373.9242 | 24-Hour: 800.559.3853

SOURCE Duke Energy

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