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ANNUAL MEETING

The 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held on Thursday, April 28, at 9 a.m. CDT in the CenterPoint Energy Tower auditorium, 1111 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas. Shareholders who hold shares of CenterPoint Energy at the close of business on March 3, 2016, will receive notice of the meeting and will be eligible to vote.

CORPORATE OFFICE STREET ADDRESS

CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
1111 Louisiana Street
Houston, Texas 77002

MAILING ADDRESS

P.O. Box 4567
Houston, Texas 77210-4567
Telephone: (713) 207-1111
CenterPointEnergy.com

AUDITORS

Independent Registered
Public Accounting Firm
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Houston, Texas

INVESTOR SERVICES

If you have questions about your CenterPoint Energy investor account, please contact us:

Office: (713) 207-3060
Toll Free: (800) 231-6406

Investor services, online tools and a list of publications may be found on the company’s website at CenterPointEnergy.com/investors.

Investor Services representatives are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday, to help you with questions about CenterPoint Energy common stock or enrollment in the CenterPoint Energy Investor’s Choice Plan.

The Investor’s Choice Plan provides easy, inexpensive investment options, including direct purchase and sale of CenterPoint Energy common stock; dividend reinvestment; statement-based accounting and monthly or quarterly automatic investing by electronic transfer. You can become a registered CenterPoint Energy shareholder by making an initial investment of at least $250 through Investor’s Choice.

INFORMATION REQUESTS

Download or call (888) 468-3020 toll free for additional copies of our:
2015 Annual Report
Form 10-K 2016 Proxy Statement

DIVIDEND PAYMENTS

Common stock dividends are generally paid quarterly in March, June, September, and December. Dividends are subject to declaration by the Board of Directors, who establish the amount of each quarterly common stock dividend and fix the record and payment dates.

INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS

Security analysts and other investment professionals should contact David Mordy, Investor Relations Director, at (713) 207-6500.

STOCK LISTING

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. common stock is traded under the symbol CNP on the New York and Chicago stock exchanges.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT

Certain disclosures in this annual report may be considered “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The “cautionary statement” on page ii of CenterPoint Energy’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, and the disclosure referenced therein should be read in conjunction with the forward-looking statements.

RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME AND DILUTED EPS TO THE BASIS USED IN PROVIDING 2015 ANNUAL EARNINGS GUIDANCE

Reconciliation of net income and diluted EPS to the basis used in providing 2015 Annual Earnings Guidance