Washington, D.C. 20549






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934



Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 23, 2018


Commission file


Registrant, State of Incorporation or Organization,
Address of Principal Executive Offices, and Telephone Number


IRS Employer
Identification No.




(a Delaware corporation)

550 South Tryon Street

Charlotte, North Carolina 28202-1803






550 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

(Address of Principal Executive Offices, including Zip code)


(704) 382-3853

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On May 22, 2018, Duke Energy Corporation (the “Corporation”) announced that Mr. Dwight Jacobs has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller, effective June 1, 2018.  Mr. William E. Currens Jr., currently Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller, has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis, also effective June 1, 2018.


Mr. Jacobs, 53, has served as Senior Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis, since February 2016 and served as Chief Risk Officer from July 2014 until February 2016.  Prior to his role as Chief Risk Officer, Mr. Jacobs served as Vice President, Rates & Regulatory Strategy from May 2010 until July 2014 and held various leadership roles in corporate planning, accounting and reporting prior to that and since joining the Corporation in 2002.  Prior to joining the Corporation, Mr. Jacobs had over 14 years of experience in public accounting with Arthur Andersen LLP where he became an audit and business advisory partner in 2000.


Mr. Jacobs will participate in the Duke Energy Corporation Executive Severance Plan as a “Tier I” participant upon his appointment to his new role.  The Executive Severance Plan is described in more detail on pages 64-65 of the Duke Energy Corporation Proxy Statement dated March 22, 2018.  In all other respects, Mr. Jacobs will continue to participate in the compensation and benefit plans in which he was participating prior to the change in responsibilities. Mr. Jacobs has not entered into, nor were any amendments made to, any material plans, contracts or arrangements in connection with his change in responsibilities.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.








/s/ Julia S. Janson



Julia S. Janson



Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary


DATE: May 23, 2018