CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC (Form: DEFA14A, Received: 03/16/2017 06:36:41)





Washington, D.C. 20549




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Meeting Information


Meeting Type:             Annual Meeting

For holders as of:        March 1, 2017

Date:   April 27, 2017   Time:   9:00 AM Central Time

Location:   Auditorium

  1111 Louisiana Street

  Houston, Texas 77002


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Voting Items  

The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following:


1. Election of Directors



  1a. Milton Carroll


  1b. Michael P. Johnson


  1c. Janiece M. Longoria


  1d. Scott J. McLean


  1e. Theodore F. Pound


  1f. Scott M. Prochazka


  1g. Susan O. Rheney


  1h. Phillip R. Smith


  1i. John W. Somerhalder II


  1j. Peter S. Wareing



The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following proposals:


2. Ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as independent auditors for 2017.


3. Approve the advisory resolution on executive compensation.

The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR

“1 Year” on the following proposal:


4. Advisory vote on the frequency of future advisory shareholder votes on executive compensation.