Duke Energy Opens Joint Information Center

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RALEIGH, N.C. - Duke Energy officials activated the company'’s Joint Information Center (JIC) at 4:30 a.m. today as a result of events at the Harris Nuclear Plant.

Duke Energy personnel are coordinating with federal, state, and local officials to resolve the situation and protect the public.

A media briefing is not scheduled at this time, however the media line (704-382-4313) is available for questions from the news media. Should a media briefing be necessary, briefings will be held in the Joint Information Center News Media Briefing area at the Duke Energy Customer Service Building located at 160 Rush Street, Raleigh, NC 27603.

Duke Energy Progress

Duke Energy Progress, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), provides electricity and related services to nearly 1.5 million customers in North Carolina and South Carolina. The company is headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., and serves a territory encompassing more than 34,000 square miles including the cities of Raleigh, Wilmington and Asheville in North Carolina and Florence and Sumter in South Carolina. More information is available at www.progress-energy.com.

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.