Duke Energy Assists Veterans with Every Rays Win

For every regular season win in 2016 by the Tampa Bay Rays, Duke Energy will contribute $1,000 to Tampa Bay-area agencies working to support veterans in our community.

As part of the program, veteran organizations can apply to Duke Energy to receive a portion of those funds. Details on how to apply will be announced later in the season.

"Duke Energy's commitment to the veterans of Tampa Bay is well-aligned with our mission to energize our community through the magic of Rays baseball and honor active duty military, veterans and first responders who make sacrifices to keep us safe," Rays President Brian Auld said. "We are proud to be a part of the Victories for Veterans program and look forward to a successful campaign."

"This program is just one component of Duke Energy's commitment to helping and honoring veterans," said Alex Glenn, Duke Energy State President - Florida. "We employ more than 1,000 veterans at Duke Energy and we are proud to support veterans groups and men and women who have served our country through foundation grants, employee volunteer events and actively hiring veterans."

Duke Energy Florida owns coal-fired and natural gas generation providing about 9,100 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 1.7 million customers in a 13,000-square-mile service area.

With its Florida regional headquarters located in St. Petersburg, Fla., Duke Energy is one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States. Its regulated utility operations serve approximately 7.4 million electric customers located in six states in the Southeast and Midwest, representing a population of approximately 24 million people. Its Commercial Portfolio 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 an S&P 100 Stock Index company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available at duke-energy.com.

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