Duke Energy Federal Affairs leader Heath Shuler to leave the company

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Duke Energy today announced the company's Senior Vice President of Federal Affairs Heath Shuler has decided to leave the company to pursue other interests. His last day will be Aug. 31, 2016.

Shuler has agreed to serve as a consultant to the company for one year.

"Since joining the company in 2013, Heath has been a valuable leader in building our Federal Affairs team and working with key stakeholders on federal issues important to our customers and shareholders," said Julie Janson, Duke Energy's chief legal officer and corporate secretary. "We thank him for his contributions and wish him well in his future endeavors."

Cari Boyce, Duke Energy's vice president, policy, sustainability and stakeholder strategy, will assume leadership of the company's Federal Affairs team on an interim basis.

About Duke Energy

Duke Energy is one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States. Its regulated utility operations serve approximately 7.4 million electric customers located in six states in the Southeast and Midwest, representing a population of approximately 24 million people. Its Commercial Portfolio 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 an S&P 100 Stock Index company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available at duke-energy.com.

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