Form 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 25, 2019




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Texas   1-31447   74-0694415

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

1111 Louisiana

Houston, Texas

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (713) 207-1111



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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 25, 2019, 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 Securities and Exchange Commission on March 14, 2019.

Election of Directors (Item 1)

The following nominees for director were elected to serve one-year terms expiring at the 2020 annual meeting of shareholders, with the vote totals as set forth in the table below:



   For      Against      Abstentions      Broker Non-Votes  

Leslie D. Biddle

     373,547,719        1,783,586        1,320,215        51,924,804  

Milton Carroll

     358,695,665        17,154,507        801,348        51,924,804  

Scott J. McLean

     373,308,385        2,176,293        1,166,842        51,924,804  

Martin H. Nesbitt

     365,680,136        9,575,952        1,395,432        51,924,804  

Theodore F. Pound

     368,050,767        7,217,188        1,383,565        51,924,804  

Scott M. Prochazka

     373,827,386        1,950,450        873,684        51,924,804  

Susan O. Rheney

     373,226,863        2,127,306        1,297,351        51,924,804  

Phillip R. Smith

     369,422,429        6,051,846        1,177,245        51,924,804  

John W. Somerhalder II

     369,321,685        5,944,751        1,385,084        51,924,804  

Peter S. Wareing

     364,429,481        10,861,236        1,360,803        51,924,804  

Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm (Item 2)

The appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for CenterPoint Energy for 2019 was ratified, with the vote totals as set forth in the table below:



   Against    Abstentions    Broker Non-Votes


   30,891,894    1,579,439    0

Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation (Item 3)

The advisory resolution on executive compensation was approved, with the vote totals as set forth in the table below:



   Against    Abstentions    Broker Non-Votes


   24,320,049    2,851,219    51,924,804


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: April 26, 2019     By:  

/s/ Jason M. Ryan

      Jason M. Ryan
      Senior Vice President and General Counsel