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Dec 10, 2009

CenterPoint Energy Sets 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareholders

HOUSTON, Dec 10, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- CenterPoint Energy, Inc.'s (NYSE: CNP) Board of Directors today announced that the 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2010 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 22, 2010, will receive notice of the meeting and will be eligible to vote.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a domestic energy delivery company that includes electric transmission & distribution, natural gas distribution, competitive natural gas sales and services, interstate pipelines, and field services operations. The company serves more than five million metered customers primarily in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. Assets total nearly $19 billion. With about 8,800 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 135 years. For more information, visit the Web site at

For more information contact
Leticia Lowe
Phone  713.207.7702
Marianne Paulsen
Phone  713.207.6500

SOURCE CenterPoint Energy, Inc.

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