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Corporate Governance

Today, good corporate governance is an important focus for all of corporate America. At CenterPoint Energy, providing the leadership, tools and oversight necessary to ensure ethical conduct and compliance with the principles of good corporate governance are at the forefront of the responsibilities of our Board of Directors and our leadership team.

Our Board of Directors is our senior decision-making group. The seven people who currently serve on our Board are responsible for overseeing the management and business decisions of the Company. The Board is responsible for selecting our executive management team, as well as for approving major corporate transactions and for reviewing and monitoring various aspects of our corporate affairs.

Our Board is chaired by Mr. Milton Carroll. Our Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Scott M. Prochazka, serves as a member of our Board, but does not serve as a member of any of its committees or receive additional compensation for his service as a director

The Board of Directors appoints committees of its members to help carry out its responsibilities. Currently, standing committees of the Board are the following:

Audit Committee
Compensation Committee
Finance Committee
Governance Committee

Our Board meets throughout the year with each of the Board committees typically meeting at least four times during the year. Directors are expected to attend annual meetings of shareholders. The Board of Directors routinely meets in executive sessions chaired by our Chairman, without members of management present, to consider matters requiring the Board's attention.

We have a code of Ethics for our Chief Financial Officer and Senior Financial Officers. Information regarding any amendments to or waivers of provisions of that code will be published on our website. We also have an Ethics and Compliance Code applicable to directors, officers and employees. Any waivers of this code with respect to executive officers or directors of the Company may be made only by the Board of Directors or one of its committees and will be disclosed to shareholders.


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Governance Documents View
Ethics and Compliance Code PDF   15.9 MB
Code of Ethics for Chief Executive Officer and Senior Financial Officers PDF   58.5 KB
Corporate Governance Guidelines PDF  126.3 KB
Audit Committee Charter PDF   37.5 KB
Compensation Committee Charter PDF   95.8 KB
Finance Committee Charter PDF   24.1 KB
Governance Committee Charter PDF   25.3 KB
Articles of Incorporation PDF  217.0 KB
Amended and Restated Bylaws PDF   84.4 KB
Section 16 Filings HTML

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