CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC (Form: DEFA14A, Received: 04/29/2005 18:24:25)

SCHEDULE 14A INFORMATION

 

Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

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CENTERPOINT ENERGY, INC.


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This proxy covers all shares for which the undersigned has the right to give voting instructions to The Northern Trust Company, Trustee of the Texas Genco, LP, Savings Plan. This proxy, when properly executed, will be voted as directed. If no direction is given to the Trustee by 11:59 p.m. on May 30, 2005. The Northern Trust Company as Trustee will vote the shares held in the Plan in the same proportion as votes received from other participants in the Plan.

 


 

CENTERPOINT ENERGY, INC.

2005 Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Voting Directions to Trustee—Common Stock

This Proxy is solicited on behalf of the Board of Directors

 

The undersigned hereby appoints the Trustee, with full power of substitution, to vote as designated on the reverse side, all shares of common stock held by the undersigned at the annual meeting of shareholders of CenterPoint Energy, Inc. to be held on Thursday, June 2, 2005, at 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium of 1111 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas, or any adjournments thereof, and with discretionary authority to vote on all other matters that may properly come before the meeting, unless such discretionary authority is withheld.

 

If you wish to vote in accordance with the recommendations of the Board of Directors, you may just sign and date on the reverse side and mail in the postage-paid envelope provided, or direct your vote by Internet or telephone as described on the reverse side. Specific choices may be made on the reverse side. In absence of instructions to the contrary, the shares represented will be voted in accordance with the Board’s recommendation.

 

The nominee for Class II director is Donald R. Campbell. The term of Class II directors will expire in 2007. The nominees for Class III directors are O. Holcombe Crosswell, Thomas F. Madison, Janiece M. Longoria and Peter S. Wareing. The term of Class III directors will expire in 2008. Your Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR the nominees for director, FOR ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as independent auditors for 2005, and AGAINST the shareholder proposal requesting that the Board provide for the annual election of all directors and the elimination of director classes with staggered three-year terms.

 

     Comments:          
                
                
                
                

(If you noted any Comments above, please mark corresponding box on the reverse side.)

 


 

 


CENTERPOINT ENERGY, INC.
C/O INVESTOR SERVICES
P.O. BOX 4505
HOUSTON, TX 77210-4505
 

VOTE BY INTERNET— www.proxyvote.com

Use the Internet to transmit your voting instructions. Have your proxy card in hand when you access the web site and follow the instructions to obtain your records and to create an electronic voting instruction form.

 

ELECTRONIC DELIVERY OF FUTURE SHAREHOLDER COMMUNICATIONS

If you would like to reduce the costs incurred by CenterPoint Energy, Inc. in mailing proxy materials, you can consent to receiving all future proxy statements, proxy cards and annual reports electronically via e-mail or the Internet. To sign up for electronic delivery, please follow the instructions above to vote using the Internet and, when prompted, indicate that you agree to receive or access shareholder communications electronically in future years.

 

VOTE BY PHONE—1-800-690-6903

Use any touch-tone telephone to transmit your voting instructions up until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time the day before the meeting date. Have your proxy card in hand when you call and then follow the instructions.

 

VOTE BY MAIL

Mark, sign and date your proxy card and return it in the postage-paid envelope we have provided or return to CenterPoint Energy, Inc., c/o ADP, 51 Mercedes Way, Edgewood, NY 11717.

 

TO VOTE, MARK BLOCKS BELOW IN BLUE OR BLACK INK AS FOLLOWS:   x

 

CNTRP1                KEEP THIS PORTION FOR YOUR RECORDS

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DETACH AND RETURN THIS PORTION ONLY

 

THIS PROXY CARD IS VALID ONLY WHEN SIGNED AND DATED.

 


 

CENTERPOINT ENERGY, INC.                                   
Vote On Directors                                   
1.   Election of nominee for Class II director.
The nominee for director is 01) Donald R.
Campbell
   For
All
   Withhold
All
   For All
Except
   To withhold authority to vote for any individual nominee, mark “For All Except” and write the nominees’ number(s) on the line below.     
2.   Election of nominees for Class III directors.
The nominees for director are 02) O. Holcombe
Crosswell, 03) Thomas F. Madison, 04) Janiece M.
Longoria, 05) Peter S. Wareing
   ¨    ¨    ¨     
Vote On Proposals                        For    Against    Abstain
3.   Ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as independent auditors for 2005.    ¨    ¨    ¨
4.   Shareholder proposal relating to electing all directors annually and elimination of director classes with staggered terms.    ¨    ¨    ¨
5.   Withhold granting of discretionary authority to vote on all other matters that may properly come before the Annual Meeting.    ¨    ¨    ¨

 

 

Note: Please sign exactly as name appears hereon. When signing as attorney, executor, administrator, trustee or guardian, please give full title.

 

For comments, please check this box and write them on the back where indicated                         ¨

 

 

 

                       
                       

Signature [PLEASE SIGN WITHIN BOX]

  Date                  

 

 

 

 

 


 

This proxy covers all shares for which the undersigned has the right to give voting instructions to The Northern Trust Company, Trustee of the CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Savings Plan. This proxy, when properly executed, will be voted as directed. If no direction is given to the Trustee by 11:59 p.m. on May 30, 2005. The Northern Trust Company as Trustee will vote the shares held in the Plan in the same proportion as votes received from other participants in the Plan.

 


 

CENTERPOINT ENERGY, INC.

2005 Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Voting Directions to Trustee—Common Stock

This Proxy is solicited on behalf of the Board of Directors

 

The undersigned hereby appoints the Trustee, with full power of substitution, to vote as designated on the reverse side, all shares of common stock held by the undersigned at the annual meeting of shareholders of CenterPoint Energy, Inc. to be held on Thursday, June 2, 2005, at 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium of 1111 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas, or any adjournments thereof, and with discretionary authority to vote on all other matters that may properly come before the meeting, unless such discretionary authority is withheld.

 

If you wish to vote in accordance with the recommendations of the Board of Directors, you may just sign and date on the reverse side and mail in the postage-paid envelope provided, or direct your vote by Internet or telephone as described on the reverse side. Specific choices may be made on the reverse side. In absence of instructions to the contrary, the shares represented will be voted in accordance with the Board’s recommendation.

 

The nominee for Class II director is Donald R. Campbell. The term of Class II directors will expire in 2007. The nominees for Class III directors are O. Holcombe Crosswell, Thomas F. Madison, Janiece M. Longoria and Peter S. Wareing. The term of Class III directors will expire in 2008. Your Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR the nominees for director, FOR ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as independent auditors for 2005, and AGAINST the shareholder proposal requesting that the Board provide for the annual election of all directors and the elimination of director classes with staggered three-year terms.

 

     Comments:          
                
                
                
                

(If you noted any Comments above, please mark corresponding box on the reverse side.)

 


 

 


CENTERPOINT ENERGY, INC.
C/O INVESTOR SERVICES
P.O. BOX 4505
HOUSTON, TX 77210-4505
 

VOTE BY INTERNET— www.proxyvote.com

Use the Internet to transmit your voting instructions. Have your proxy card in hand when you access the web site and follow the instructions to obtain your records and to create an electronic voting instruction form.

 

ELECTRONIC DELIVERY OF FUTURE SHAREHOLDER COMMUNICATIONS

If you would like to reduce the costs incurred by CenterPoint Energy, Inc. in mailing proxy materials, you can consent to receiving all future proxy statements, proxy cards and annual reports electronically via e-mail or the Internet. To sign up for electronic delivery, please follow the instructions above to vote using the Internet and, when prompted, indicate that you agree to receive or access shareholder communications electronically in future years.

 

VOTE BY PHONE—1-800-690-6903

Use any touch-tone telephone to transmit your voting instructions up until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time the day before the meeting date. Have your proxy card in hand when you call and then follow the instructions.

 

VOTE BY MAIL

Mark, sign and date your proxy card and return it in the postage-paid envelope we have provided or return to CenterPoint Energy, Inc., c/o ADP, 51 Mercedes Way, Edgewood, NY 11717.

 

TO VOTE, MARK BLOCKS BELOW IN BLUE OR BLACK INK AS FOLLOWS:   x

 

CNTRP1                KEEP THIS PORTION FOR YOUR RECORDS

— — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —  — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —  — — —

DETACH AND RETURN THIS PORTION ONLY

 

THIS PROXY CARD IS VALID ONLY WHEN SIGNED AND DATED.

 


 

CENTERPOINT ENERGY, INC.                                   
Vote On Directors                                   
1.   Election of nominee for Class II director.
The nominee for director is 01) Donald R.
Campbell
   For
All
   Withhold
All
   For All
Except
   To withhold authority to vote for any individual nominee, mark “For All Except” and write the nominees’ number(s) on the line below.     
2.   Election of nominees for Class III directors.
The nominees for director are 02) O. Holcombe
Crosswell, 03) Thomas F. Madison, 04) Janiece M.
Longoria, 05) Peter S. Wareing
   ¨    ¨    ¨     
Vote On Proposals                        For    Against    Abstain
3.   Ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as independent auditors for 2005.    ¨    ¨    ¨
4.   Shareholder proposal relating to electing all directors annually and elimination of director classes with staggered terms.    ¨    ¨    ¨
5.   Withhold granting of discretionary authority to vote on all other matters that may properly come before the Annual Meeting.    ¨    ¨    ¨

 

 

Note: Please sign exactly as name appears hereon. When signing as attorney, executor, administrator, trustee or guardian, please give full title.

 

For comments, please check this box and write them on the back where indicated                         ¨

 

 

 

                       
                       

Signature [PLEASE SIGN WITHIN BOX]

  Date                  

 

 

 

 

 


 

This proxy covers all shares for which the undersigned has the right to give voting instructions to Vanguard Fiduciary Company, Trustee of the Reliant Energy, Inc. Savings Plan, Reliant Energy, Inc. Union Savings Plan and STP Nuclear Operating Company Savings Plan. This proxy, when properly executed, will be voted as directed. If no direction is given to the Trustee by 11:59 p.m. on May 30, 2005. Vanguard Fiduciary Company as Trustee will vote the shares held in the Plan in the same proportion as votes received from other participants in the Plan.

 


 

CENTERPOINT ENERGY, INC.

2005 Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Voting Directions to Trustee—Common Stock

This Proxy is solicited on behalf of the Board of Directors

 

The undersigned hereby appoints the Trustee, with full power of substitution, to vote as designated on the reverse side, all shares of common stock held by the undersigned at the annual meeting of shareholders of CenterPoint Energy, Inc. to be held on Thursday, June 2, 2005, at 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium of 1111 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas, or any adjournments thereof, and with discretionary authority to vote on all other matters that may properly come before the meeting, unless such discretionary authority is withheld.

 

If you wish to vote in accordance with the recommendations of the Board of Directors, you may just sign and date on the reverse side and mail in the postage-paid envelope provided, or direct your vote by Internet or telephone as described on the reverse side. Specific choices may be made on the reverse side. In absence of instructions to the contrary, the shares represented will be voted in accordance with the Board’s recommendation.

 

The nominee for Class II director is Donald R. Campbell. The term of Class II directors will expire in 2007. The nominees for Class III directors are O. Holcombe Crosswell, Thomas F. Madison, Janiece M. Longoria and Peter S. Wareing. The term of Class III directors will expire in 2008. Your Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR the nominees for director, FOR ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as independent auditors for 2005, and AGAINST the shareholder proposal requesting that the Board provide for the annual election of all directors and the elimination of director classes with staggered three-year terms.

 

     Comments:          
                
                
                
                

(If you noted any Comments above, please mark corresponding box on the reverse side.)

 


 

 


CENTERPOINT ENERGY, INC.
C/O INVESTOR SERVICES
P.O. BOX 4505
HOUSTON, TX 77210-4505
 

VOTE BY INTERNET— www.proxyvote.com

Use the Internet to transmit your voting instructions. Have your proxy card in hand when you access the web site and follow the instructions to obtain your records and to create an electronic voting instruction form.

 

ELECTRONIC DELIVERY OF FUTURE SHAREHOLDER COMMUNICATIONS

If you would like to reduce the costs incurred by CenterPoint Energy, Inc. in mailing proxy materials, you can consent to receiving all future proxy statements, proxy cards and annual reports electronically via e-mail or the Internet. To sign up for electronic delivery, please follow the instructions above to vote using the Internet and, when prompted, indicate that you agree to receive or access shareholder communications electronically in future years.

 

VOTE BY PHONE—1-800-690-6903

Use any touch-tone telephone to transmit your voting instructions up until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time the day before the meeting date. Have your proxy card in hand when you call and then follow the instructions.

 

VOTE BY MAIL

Mark, sign and date your proxy card and return it in the postage-paid envelope we have provided or return to CenterPoint Energy, Inc., c/o ADP, 51 Mercedes Way, Edgewood, NY 11717.

 

TO VOTE, MARK BLOCKS BELOW IN BLUE OR BLACK INK AS FOLLOWS:   x

 

CNTRP1                KEEP THIS PORTION FOR YOUR RECORDS

— — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —  — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —  — — —

DETACH AND RETURN THIS PORTION ONLY

 

THIS PROXY CARD IS VALID ONLY WHEN SIGNED AND DATED.

 


 

CENTERPOINT ENERGY, INC.                                   
Vote On Directors                                   
1.   Election of nominee for Class II director.
The nominee for director is 01) Donald R.
Campbell
   For
All
   Withhold
All
   For All
Except
   To withhold authority to vote for any individual nominee, mark “For All Except” and write the nominees’ number(s) on the line below.     
2.   Election of nominees for Class III directors.
The nominees for director are 02) O. Holcombe
Crosswell, 03) Thomas F. Madison, 04) Janiece M.
Longoria, 05) Peter S. Wareing
   ¨    ¨    ¨     
Vote On Proposals                        For    Against    Abstain
3.   Ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as independent auditors for 2005.    ¨    ¨    ¨
4.   Shareholder proposal relating to electing all directors annually and elimination of director classes with staggered terms.    ¨    ¨    ¨
5.   Withhold granting of discretionary authority to vote on all other matters that may properly come before the Annual Meeting.    ¨    ¨    ¨

 

 

Note: Please sign exactly as name appears hereon. When signing as attorney, executor, administrator, trustee or guardian, please give full title.

 

For comments, please check this box and write them on the back where indicated                         ¨

 

 

 

                       
                       

Signature [PLEASE SIGN WITHIN BOX]

  Date                  

 

 

 

 

 



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