Bobcats Powered By Duke Energy

Bobcats Powered By Duke Energy
Team Signs Partnership with One of Nation’s Largest Electric Power Companies

January 15, 2011

Bobcats Sports & Entertainment (BSE) President and Chief Operating Officer Fred Whitfield announced today the organization has entered into a new multi-year marketing partnership with Duke Energy.

"Duke Energy is one of the pillars of this community, focused like we are on making this a better place to live, work and play," said Whitfield. “This partnership is the culmination of months of productive, insightful and wide-ranging discussions and a great representation of the things that matter most to both of our organizations.”

The partnership provides Duke Energy with in-arena and courtside rotational signage, a customized concourse window box, scoreboard video vignettes, digital presence at bobcats.com, and a drive-to-website promotion and contest encouraging fans to take personal energy audits of their homes and businesses at Duke-Energy.com.

“We are pleased to partner with the Charlotte Bobcats at such an important time in their history. The team is coming off a record year, attendance is up, and throughout the region there is an overall good feeling about the team’s success,” said Gianna Manes, Duke Energy senior vice president and chief customer officer. “The Bobcats are an important part of Charlotte and the Carolinas, and we look forward to working with them as we promote the importance of energy efficiency as a reliable and sustainable way to help meet the growing energy needs in the Carolinas.”

Duke Energy is one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States. Its regulated utility operations serve approximately 4 million customers located in five states in the Southeast and Midwest, representing a population of approximately 11 million people. Its commercial power and international business segments own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a growing portfolio of renewable energy assets in the United States. 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. To learn more and contribute to the discussion about the energy issues of today and the possibilities of tomorrow see www.sheddingalight.org.

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