Duke Energy Declares Quarterly Dividend



    CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 4 /CNW/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE:   DUK) today declared
a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.21 per share. The dividend
is payable on June 18, 2007, to shareholders of record on the close of
business May 11, 2007.
    
    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040414/DUKEENERGYLOGO)
    
    This is the 81st consecutive year that Duke Energy has paid a quarterly
cash dividend on its common stock.
    Duke Energy Canada Exchangeco Inc. today also announced a quarterly cash
dividend on its Duke Energy exchangeable shares (TSX: DX.A) of CDN $0.24 per
share. The dividend is payable on June 18, 2007, to holders of Duke Energy
exchangeable shares of record on the close of business May 11, 2007.
    Duke Energy Corp., one of the largest electric power companies in the
United States, supplies and delivers energy to approximately 3.9 million U.S.
customers. The company has nearly 37,000 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: www.duke-energy.com.

    CONTACTS:

    
    MEDIA:
    Mark Craft      704/382-7364 or 513/419-5943

    24-Hour:        704/382-8333

    ANALYSTS:
    Sean Trauschke  980/373-7905

    




For further information:

For further information: MEDIA, Mark Craft, +1-704-382-7364, 
+1-513-419-5943, or 24- Hour, +1-704-382-8333, or ANALYSTS, Sean Trauschke, 
+1-980-373-7905, all of Duke Energy Web Site: http://www.duke-energy.com/

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