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The latest press releases from Piedmont Natural Gas

Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation Announces Opening of 2016 Environmental Stewardship and Energy Sustainability (ES2) Grant Cycle
April 15, 2016 (Charlotte) – The Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation is currently accepting applications from eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, governmental and educational institutions for its 2016 Environmental Stewardship and Energy Sustainability (ES2) Competitive Grant Program.
Piedmont Natural Gas Ranks First in South Large Region for Customer Satisfaction
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Apr. 11, 2016) – Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) today announced it has ranked first in the South Large Region in the J.D. Power 2016 Midpoint Gas Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study.
Piedmont Natural Gas Receives Tennessee Regulatory Authority Approval for a Change in Control Upon Acquisition by Duke Energy
CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 14 - Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) today received approval from the Tennessee Regulatory Authority (TRA) for a change in control to Duke Energy once the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) approves the transaction and the acquisition is completed. The two energy companies first announced the proposed acquisition in October, 2015 and expect to close on the transaction by the end of 2016. The TRA’s action is a necessary step for the operational handoff from Piedmont to Duke Energy to occur in Tennessee once the acquisition is completed. It is the latest in a series of approvals and regulatory orders that Piedmont and Duke Energy have obtained with respect to the proposed acquisition.
Piedmont Natural Gas Increases Dividend for 38th Consecutive Year
CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 9, 2016 - The Board of Directors of Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) today approved an increase in the Company's dividend for the 38th consecutive year. At its regularly scheduled meeting, the Board declared a quarterly dividend on Common Stock of 34 cents per share, up 3% from the previous quarterly dividend of 33 cents per share. The increased dividend is payable April 15, 2016, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 25, 2016.
Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation Awards $100K Grant to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee’s Sweet Potato Rescue Initiative
Nashville, Tenn. (March 8, 2016) – The Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation today announced it has awarded the Environmental Stewardship and Energy Sustainability grant to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee for their sweet potato rescue initiative. The $100K grant will fund the distribution of 320,000 pounds of sweet potatoes to individuals and families struggling with hunger through Second Harvest’s partner agencies across Middle Tennessee.
The Harvest Center Doubles Its Potential Impact with New Charlotte Home
Charlotte, N.C., Feb. 10, 2016 – The Harvest Center of Charlotte today celebrates the opening of new headquarters that will allow the organization to double the number of people it supports through meals, outreach and transitional housing. A grand opening celebration of the new facility at 2225 Freedom Drive will begin at 11:00 a.m. The center’s successful “Move that Matters” capital campaign provided funding for the project. Piedmont Natural Gas and its Foundation provided a total of $56,000 for an expanded, commercial-grade kitchen, enabling The Harvest Center to add dinner meal service for needy families and adults. The organization currently provides more than 800 breakfast and lunch meals per week.
United Way Honors Piedmont Natural Gas With Excellence in Community Spirit Award
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 28, 2016 - Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) today announced that United Way of North Carolina has named the Company a winner of the 2015 Excellence in Community Spirit Award for its strong commitment to strengthening the communities it serves.
Piedmont Natural Gas Shareholders Approve Acquisition by Duke Energy
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 22, 2016 – Shareholders of Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) today voted to approve the company’s acquisition by Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) during a specially called meeting of shareholders at Piedmont’s corporate offices in Charlotte.
As Temperatures Dip, Piedmont Natural Gas Asks Community to ‘Share the Warmth’
CHARLOTTE, N.C., January 19, 2016 – Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) today called on its customers and the general public to help the community’s neediest residents stay warm this winter by contributing to Piedmont’s Share the Warmth program.
Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas file with North Carolina Utilities Commission for acquisition approval
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 15, 2016 – Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) and Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE:PNY) today filed their application with the North Carolina Utilities Commission seeking regulatory approval of Duke Energy’s proposed acquisition of Piedmont announced Oct. 26, 2015.
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