October 2, 2008

Jennifer L. Weber to Lead Human Resources at Duke Energy

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Duke Energy today announced it has named Jennifer L. Weber as Chief Human Resources Officer.

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Weber, 41, joins Duke Energy from Scripps Networks Interactive in Cincinnati, Ohio. The company was recently spun off from The E.W. Scripps Company. Over the past three years, Jennifer served Scripps, and then Scripps Networks Interactive, as senior vice president of Human Resources.

At Duke Energy, she will oversee all HR activities for the company and its 18,000 employees. Weber will report to Group Executive and Chief Legal Officer Marc E. Manly. Her first day at the company will be Nov. 1, 2008.

"We are very excited about having Jennifer join Duke Energy," said Manly. "The future workforce issues facing the utility industry are challenging and she will provide the proper direction to meet those challenges."

Weber received a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor's degree in communications from Miami (Ohio) University.

She worked at the consulting firm Towers Perrin for 11 years -- as a partner and as managing principal of the firm's Cincinnati office. In that role, she participated in the design and implementation of total rewards strategies and programs for many large clients. She joined Scripps in 2005.

Duke Energy, one of the largest electric power companies in the United States, supplies and delivers electricity to approximately 4 million U.S. customers in its regulated jurisdictions. The company has approximately 35,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Midwest and the Carolinas, and natural gas distribution services in Ohio and Kentucky. In addition, Duke Energy has more than 4,000 megawatts of electric generation in Latin America, and is a joint-venture partner in a U.S. real estate company.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available on the Internet at: http://www.duke-energy.com/ .

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