2018 Highlights

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  • Helped our communities attract nearly 14,000 new jobs and $5.3 billion in capital investments to our service territories.
  • Achieved adjusted diluted earnings per share of $4.72 – at the top half of our original guidance range.
  • Increased the quarterly dividend by 4.2 percent; 2019 will mark the 93rd consecutive year Duke Energy has paid a quarterly dividend.
  • The company completed its inaugural issuance of $1 billion in green bonds for the Duke Energy Carolinas utility during late 2018. This was followed up with an issuance of $600 million in green bonds for the Duke Energy Progress utility in early 2019.
  • As of year-end 2018, owned or had under contract 7,100 megawatts (MW) of wind, solar and biomass.
  • Outlined plans to deploy about 300 MW of battery storage projects in the Carolinas over the next 15 years.

Challenges & Opportunities

  • Continue to help attract jobs and capital investments in our communities through our economic development programs.
  • Work diligently to complete the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project to bring low-cost gas supply and economic development opportunities to the Mid-Atlantic.
  • Deliver value to our customers and grow our business by investing $37 billion in growth capital over the next five years.
  • Maintain our position as an industry leader in environmental, social and governance disclosure.