November 14, 2008

Julie S. Janson to Lead Duke Energy in Ohio and Kentucky

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Julie S. Janson, senior vice president of ethics and compliance, and corporate secretary at Duke Energy, has been named president of Duke Energy Ohio and Duke Energy Kentucky, effective Dec. 1.

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She succeeds Sandra Meyer, who will become senior vice president of power delivery in the company's five-state utility service area.

In her new role, Janson will be responsible for advancing the company's rate and regulatory initiatives, and managing state and local regulatory and governmental relations, economic development and community affairs. She will also focus on education and advocacy on issues important to Duke Energy.

Janson's move is part of broader leadership changes at Duke Energy.

"Having worked years with Ohio-based Cinergy, Julie is sensitive to the needs and interests of the Midwest," said James E. Rogers, Duke Energy chairman, president and CEO. "I am confident that she will do a great job leading our regulatory, legislative and community efforts in the two states."

Janson joined Duke Energy in 2006, following Duke's merger with Cinergy. Before that, she served as corporate secretary and chief compliance officer with Cinergy.

While there, she led investor relations and also served as counsel for various areas, including executive compensation, governance, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining Cinergy, Janson was corporate attorney for The Cincinnati Gas & Electric Company (CG&E), playing a role in the merger of CG&E and PSI Energy, which formed Cinergy Corp.

Janson earned her juris doctor degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. She also holds a bachelor of arts degree in American studies from Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky. She is a member of the Ohio and Kentucky bars, with legal experience that spans more than 20 years.

Duke Energy , one of the largest electric power companies in the United States, supplies and delivers electricity to approximately 4.0 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: .

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