Duke Energy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2 state agencies sign natural resources agreement related to Dan River incident

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Duke Energy today announced it has signed an agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality regarding any natural resources impacts caused by the coal ash release into the Dan River that occurred at the company's retired Dan River coal-fired power plant in Eden, N.C., on Feb. 2, 2014.

Duke Energy issued the following company statement regarding the agreement:

"This agreement represents a significant milestone in Duke Energy'’s ongoing efforts to restore and monitor the Dan River and surrounding environment. Duke Energy is fully committed to the river’'s long-term health and well-being. River water quality has returned to normal and drinking water has remained safe."

Link to fact sheet issued by the three government agencies above: www.duke-energy.com/pdfs/NRDARFactsheet-June2014.pdf

Link to Duke Energy'’s U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing: http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/30371/000110465914044777/a14-14803_18k.htm

Link to agreement: www.duke-energy.com/pdfs/DanRiver_FundingandParticipationAgreement-June2014.pdf

About Duke Energy

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.