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ALLTEL CEO NOMINATED TO DUKE POWER CO. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Power Co. (NYSE: DUK) today announced that Little Rock, Ark., businessman Joe T. Ford will be nominated for election to the utility's board of directors at the annual shareholders' meeting April 29.
 Ford, 55, is chairman, president and chief executive officer of ALLTEL Corp. (NYSE: AT) -- a leading telecommunications and information services company based in Little Rock.
 Ford began his career in telecommunications at Allied Telephone Co. and served in a number of executive positions before becoming Allied president in 1977. When Allied merged with Mid-Continent Telephone Corp. in 1983 to form ALLTEL Corp., Ford was named president.
 Ford, who holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Arkansas, has also been active in government and civic affairs. From 1967 to 1982, he was a member of the Arkansas Senate.
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CO: Duke Power Co.; ALLTEL Telephone Co. ST: North Carolina, Arkansas IN: UTI SU: PER

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