Filed Pursuant to Rule 433
Registration No. 333-215833
August 7, 2017
PRICING TERM SHEET
(to Preliminary Prospectus Supplement dated August 7, 2017)
|Issuer:||CenterPoint Energy, Inc.|
|Security:||2.50% Senior Notes due 2022|
|Legal Format:||SEC Registered|
|Anticipated Ratings*:||Baa1 / BBB+ / BBB (Moodys / S&P / Fitch)|
|Trade Date:||August 7, 2017|
|Expected Settlement Date:||August 10, 2017|
|Maturity Date:||September 1, 2022|
|Interest Payment Dates:||March 1 and September 1, commencing March 1, 2018|
|Price to Public:||99.971%|
|Benchmark Treasury:||1.875% due July 31, 2022|
|Benchmark Treasury Yield:||1.806%|
|Spread to Benchmark Treasury:||+70 basis points|
|Optional Redemption:||Prior to August 1, 2022, greater of 100% or make-whole at a discount rate of Treasury plus 12.5 basis points (calculated to August 1, 2022); and on or after August 1, 2022, 100% plus, in either case, accrued and unpaid interest thereon, if any, to, but excluding, the redemption date.|
|Joint Book-Running Managers:||
Barclays Capital Inc.
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
MUFG Securities Americas Inc.
|Senior Co-Manager:||TD Securities (USA) LLC|
Evercore Group L.L.C.
Samuel A. Ramirez & Company, Inc.
*Note: A securities rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold securities and may be subject to revision or withdrawal at any time.
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