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CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC FILES (8-K) Disclosing Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

April 29, 2014



ITEM 5.07. SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS.

At the annual meeting of the shareholders of CenterPoint Energy, Inc. ("CenterPoint Energy") held on April 24, 2014, the matters voted upon and the number of votes cast for or against, as well as the number of abstentions and broker non-votes as to such matters, were as stated below. The proposals related to each matter are described in detail in CenterPoint Energy's definitive proxy statement for the annual meeting, which was filed with the SEC on March 14, 2014.

Election of Directors (Item 1)

The following nominees for director were elected to serve one-year terms expiring at the 2015 annual meeting of shareholders:

Broker Non- Nominee For Against Abstentions Votes Milton Carroll 299,301,326 11,961,332 10,052,463 47,043,148 Michael P. Johnson 308,262,289 2,927,947 10,124,885 47,043,148 Janiece M. Longoria 309,461,787 1,730,047 10,123,287 47,043,148 Scott J. McLean 309,472,888 1,728,646 10,113,587 47,043,148 Scott M. Prochazka 309,833,352 1,498,331 9,983,438 47,043,148 Susan O. Rheney 308,739,308 2,429,100 10,146,713 47,043,148 Phillip R. Smith 309,599,295 1,541,476 10,174,350 47,043,148 R. A. Walker 303,855,068 7,279,157 10,180,896 47,043,148 Peter S. Wareing 309,439,605 1,717,779 10,157,737 47,043,148



Ratification of Appointment of Independent Auditors (Item 2)

The appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as independent registered public accountants for CenterPoint Energy for 2014 was ratified:

For Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes 355,269,628 2,935,139 10,153,502 0



Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation (Item 3)

The advisory resolution on executive compensation was approved:

For Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes 302,446,443 7,811,395 11,057,283 47,043,148



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