Duke Energy increases quarterly dividend payment for seventh consecutive year

July 2, 2014

Duke Energy declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.795 per share, an increase of $0.015 per share or about 2 percent.

This increase is the same as in 2013, the first full year of Duke Energy's merger with Progress Energy.

The dividend is payable on Sept. 16, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business Aug. 15, 2014.

"Growth in the dividend payment is an important part of our investor value proposition," said Lynn Good, president and CEO. "The growth of our business as well as the strength of our balance sheet supports our ability to continue increasing returns to our shareholders."

The company expects to achieve its targeted dividend payout ratio of between 65 and 70 percent of its adjusted diluted earnings per share in 2014.

Duke Energy has paid a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock for 88 consecutive years. Also, the company has increased the dividend payment annually since the spinoff of Spectra Energy to shareholders in 2007.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK.

For more information:

Duke Energy

526 S Church St
Charlotte, North Carolina
United States, 28202-1904
Tel: 704-594-6200

Bill Currens
Duke Energy, Investor Contact
Tel: 704.382.1603

Tom Shiel, Media Contact
Duke Energy
Tel: 704.382.2355 | 24-Hour: 800.559.3853

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