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CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP)

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. is a public utility holding company, created on August 31, 2002 as part of a corporate restructuring of Reliant Energy, Incorporated (Reliant Energy) that implemented certain requirements of the Texas Electric Choice Plan (Texas electric restructuring law). The company began trading as CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) on October 1, 2002.

Reliant Energy, Incorporated (REI) / Reliant Resources, Inc. (RRI)

Reliant Energy, Incorporated's (NYSE: REI) spin-off of Reliant Resources, Inc. (NYSE: RRI), which was its 83 percent owned, competitive energy services subsidiary, was completed on September 30, 2002. The company's regulated energy delivery businesses are owned by a new holding company, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. CenterPoint Energy's shares began trading under its new stock ticker symbol CNP on October 1, 2002 on the New York and Chicago Stock Exchanges.

For more information regarding the spin-off, click here.

To calculate the tax basis of the split, click here.

On May 5, 1999, the Company's shareholders approved an amendment to its Restated Articles of Incorporation to change its name to "Reliant Energy, Incorporated."

If you hold stock certificates for Reliant Energy, Incorporated (issued before September 30, 2002), please contact Investor Services.

If you hold stock certificates for Reliant Energy, Inc. (formerly Reliant Resources, Inc.), please contact their transfer agent at 1-877-774-7865.

Texas Genco Holdings, Inc. (TGN)

On January 6, 2003 CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) completed the distribution of approximately 19 percent of the 80 million outstanding shares of common stock of its wholly owned subsidiary, Texas Genco Holdings, Inc., to CenterPoint Energy shareholders.

For more information on this transaction, click here.

On December 14, 2004 CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) and Texas Genco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: TGN) announced the closing of Texas Genco Holdings' merger with a wholly owned subsidiary of CenterPoint Energy. As a result of the merger, Texas Genco Holdings' publicly held shares have been converted into the right to receive $47 per share in cash without interest and less any applicable withholding taxes. Following the close of trading, Texas Genco Holdings' shares were no longer publicly traded.

For the complete press release, click here.

Investors holding stock certificates for Texas Genco Holdings, Inc. should contact the paying agent, the Bank of New York, toll-free at 800-524-4458.

Houston Industries Incorporated (HOU)

On May 5, 1999, the Company's shareholders approved an amendment to its Restated Articles of Incorporation to change its name to "Reliant Energy, Incorporated."

Houston Industries Incorporated (Company) is a Texas corporation that was organized in October 1976 by Houston Lighting & Power Company (HL&P). On January 14, 1977, pursuant to a merger and corporate restructuring plan approved by the shareholders of HL&P, the Company became the owner of all of HL&P's outstanding common stock and all of the outstanding stock of HL&P's two former subsidiaries, Primary Fuels, Inc. and Utility Fuels, Inc. In the merger and restructuring, each share of outstanding common stock of HL&P became one share of Common Stock of the Company.

   - Form 10-K for Houston Industries Incorporated for the fiscal year ended December 31, 1976

Stock Splits
May 26, 1981 3 for 2 Form 10-K for Houston Industries Incorporated for the fiscal
year ended December 31, 1981
December 9, 1995 2 for 1 Form 10-K for Houston Industries Incorporated for the fiscal
year ended December 31, 1995

If you hold stock certificates for Houston Industries Incorporated, please contact Investor Services.

NorAm Energy Corp. (NAE)

On August 6, 1997, the Company completed its acquisition (Merger) of NorAm Energy Corp. (NorAm), a natural gas gathering, transmission, marketing and distribution company.

Under the terms of the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of August 11, 1996, as amended (Merger Agreement), among the Company, HL&P, HI Merger, Inc. and NorAm, each share of NorAm common stock outstanding immediately prior to the effective time of the Merger was converted, upon consummation of the Merger, into the right to received (i) 0.74963 shares of the Common stock, without par value, of Houston (including associated preference stock purchase rights, Houston Common Stock) or (ii) cash consideration of $16.3051, representing cash consideration of $16.00 plus simple interest of two percent per quarter from May 11, 1997 to August 5, 1997 (Cash Consideration).

   - Form 8-K for Houston Industries and Houston Lighting & Power Company, August 6, 1997

If you hold stock certificates for NorAm Energy Corp., please contact Investor Services.

Houston Lighting & Power Company

  • Houston Lighting & Power's common stock was listed on the New York Stock Exchange and began trading on August 16, 1943.
  • On January 9, 1905 Houston Lighting & Power Company was incorporated in Texas.
  • Founded in 1866, Houston Lighting & Power Company's predecessor, Houston Gas Light Company was organized to supply gas (made from oyster shells and coal) for the street lights in a fledgling coastal village in southeast Texas that had sprang from the banks of a winding bayou.

If you hold stock certificates for Houston Lighting & Power Company, please contact Investor Services.

For more information about the company’s history, click here.

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NYSE:CNP       Sep 2, 2014
$24.84     9:45 AM ET

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