Duke Energy and Bobcats announce partnership

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Duke Energy has announced a new partnership with the Charlotte Bobcats.

The multi-year deal places Duke Energy signage inside Time Warner Cable Arena and on the Bobcats website.

Although the advertising deal was in the works for several months, the announcement comes during the same week Duke Energy announced its merger with Progress Energy out of Raleigh. The headquarters will remain in Charlotte, making it a good week for the Queen City and now, its basketball team.

"The Bobcats are an important part of Charlotte and the Carolinas, and we look forward to working with them as we promote the importance of energy efficiency as a reliable and sustainable way to help meet the growing energy needs in the Carolinas," said Gianna Manes, Duke Energy senior vice president and chief customer officer.

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