SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION WASHINGTON, DC 20549 ------------------ FORM 8-K CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 Date of report: August 14, 2002 (Date of earliest event reported) DUKE ENERGY CORPORATION (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter) NORTH CAROLINA 1-4928 52-0205520 (State or Other Jurisdiction (Commission File No.) (IRS Employer of Incorporation) Identification No.) 526 South Church Street Charlotte, North Carolina 28202-1904 (Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code) Registrant's telephone number, including area code: 704-594-6200 Item 9. Regulation FD Disclosure On August 14, 2002, Duke Energy Corporation's principal executive officer and principal financial officer signed certification statements in accordance with Securities and Exchange Commission Order No. 4-460. Copies of the certifications are attached as Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 to this report. SIGNATURE 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. DUKE ENERGY CORPORATION /s/ Robert T. Lucas III By:____________________________ Robert T. Lucas III Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary Date: August 14, 2002 Exhibit Index Exhibit Number Exhibit Description ------ ------------------- 99.1 Statement Under Oath of Principal Executive Officer dated August 14, 2002. 99.2 Statement Under Oath of Principal Financial Officer dated August 14, 2002.