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General Information

When was the Company created?

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. is a public utility holding company, created on August 31, 2002 as part of a corporate restructuring of Reliant Energy, Incorporated (Reliant Energy) that implemented certain requirements of the Texas Electric Choice Plan (Texas electric restructuring law). The company began trading as CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) on October 1, 2002.

More information about the company's history can be found in the About Us section.

Where is the Company's headquarters?

CenterPoint Energy's principal executive offices are located in Houston, TX.


Corporate Office, Street Address Mailing Address
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
1111 Louisiana PO Box 4567
Houston, TX 77002 Houston, TX 77210-4567

Stock Information

Where is CenterPoint Energy stock traded and what is the ticker symbol?
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. common stock is traded under the symbol CNP on the New York and Chicago stock exchanges. The CUSIP number is 15189T107.

Does CenterPoint Energy offer a direct stock purchase plan?
Yes. CenterPoint Energy offers a direct stock purchase plan called Investor's Choice. For more information about Investors Choice, click here.

How can I get a history of CenterPoint Energy's closing stock price?
For CenterPoint Energy's historical closing stock price, click here.

Financial Information

When does CenterPoint Energy's fiscal year end?
CenterPoint Energy's fiscal year end is December 31.

Who are CenterPoint Energy's independent auditors?
CenterPoint Energy is audited by the independent registered public accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP, Houston, Texas.

How can I find financial information about the company?
Financial information about the company is found on a number of pages on this website.

SEC Filings
Investor News
Quarterly Results

For printed copies of CenterPoint Energy's Annual Report, Form 10-K and Proxy Statement, call 1-888-468-3020 or click Request Publications.

Dividend Information

Does CenterPoint Energy pay a dividend?
Common stock dividends for CenterPoint Energy are generally paid quarterly in March, June, September and December. Dividends are subject to declaration by the Board of Directors, which establishes the amount of each quarterly common stock dividend and fixes record and payment dates. For a history of dividends paid by CenterPoint Energy, click here.

Does CenterPoint Energy offer direct deposit of dividends?
Yes, CenterPoint Energy offers direct deposit of dividends. Complete this form and send to CenterPoint Energy Investor Services, PO Box 4505, Houston, TX 77210.

Does CenterPoint Energy have a Dividend Reinvestment Program (DRIP)?
Yes. CenterPoint Energy has a Dividend Reinvestment Program called Investor's Choice. For more information about Investor's Choice, click here.

Stockholder Information

How do I transfer my stock or change my address with the transfer agent?

Please contact our transfer agent, CenterPoint Energy Investor Services, PO Box 4505, Houston, TX 77210. Shareholders in Houston can call (713) 207-3060. Shareholders outside of Houston may call toll free at 1-800-231-6406 for transfers, address changes, or any other questions regarding their CenterPoint Energy stock. Representatives are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday, except holidays.

When is the Annual Meeting of Shareholders?

The 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be on Thursday, April 23, at 9 a.m. CDT in the CenterPoint Energy Tower auditorium, 1111 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas.  Shareholders who hold shares of CenterPoint Energy as of February 23, 2015, will receive notice of the meeting and will be eligible to vote.

I have stock certificates for Houston Industries Incorporated (HOU) or Reliant Energy, Incorporated (REI) (issued before September 30, 2002). How can I exchange them for CenterPoint Energy (CNP) stock certificates?

Investors holding stock certificates for Houston Industries or Reliant Energy should contact Shareholder Services at (713) 207-3060 or outside of Houston at 1-800-231-6406.

I have stock certificates for Texas Genco Holdings, Inc. What should I do with them?

Investors holding stock certificates for Texas Genco Holdings, Inc. should contact the paying agent, the Bank of New York, toll-free at 800-524-4458.

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Contact Information
To contact Investor Services or Investor Relations, click here. For questions for other CenterPoint Energy departments, click here.

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