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CenterPoint Energy Inc (CNP)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Milton Carroll

66 2013 Executive Chairman of the Board

Scott Prochazka

51 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

William Rogers

56 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Sue Ortenstone

60 2014 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President

Tracy Bridge

58 2014 Executive Vice President and President - Electric Division

Dana O'Brien

49 2014 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Michael Johnson

69 2008 Independent Director

Janiece Longoria

64 2005 Independent Director

Scott McLean

60 2013 Independent Director

Theodore Pound

62 2015 Independent Director

Susan Rheney

57 2008 Independent Director

Phillip Smith

65 2014 Independent Director

John Somerhalder

61 2016 Independent Director

Peter Wareing

65 2005 Independent Director

Carla Kneipp

2014 Vice President and Treasurer

Biographies

Name Description

Milton Carroll

Mr. Milton Carroll is a Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has served on the Board of Directors of CenterPoint Energy or its predecessors since 1992. He has served as Executive Chairman of CenterPoint Energy since June 2013 and as Chairman from September 2002 until May 2013. Mr. Carroll has served as a director of Halliburton Company since 2006 and Western Gas Holdings, LLC, the general partner of Western Gas Partners, LP, since 2008. He has served as a director of Healthcare Service Corporation since 1998 and as its chairman since 2002. He previously served as a director of LyondellBasell Industries N.V. from July 2010 to July 2016 as well as LRE GP, LLC, general partner of LRR Energy, L.P., from November 2011 to January 2014.

Scott Prochazka

Mr. Scott M. Prochazka is a President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company from August 1, 2012 to December 31, 2013. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Division President, Electric Operations of the Company from May 2011 through July 2012 in addition to a variety of key leadership positions at the Company in electric, natural gas and customer service operations. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Enable GP, LLC, the general partner of Enable Midstream Partners, LP, Gridwise Alliance, Edison Electric Institute, American Gas Association, Greater Houston Partnership, United Way of Greater Houston and Junior Achievement of South Texas.

William Rogers

Mr. William D. Rogers is a Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He previously served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Accounting from February 2015 to March 2015. Prior to joining CenterPoint Energy, Mr. Rogers was Vice President and Treasurer of American Water Works Company, Inc., the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, from October 2010 to January 2015. Mr. Rogers was also the Chief Financial Officer of NV Energy, Inc., an investor-owned utility headquartered in Las Vegas serving approximately 1.5 million electric and gas customers in Nevada and with annual revenues of approximately $3 billion, from February 2007 to February 2010. He has previously served as NV Energy’s vice president of finance, risk and tax, as well as corporate treasurer. Before joining NV Energy in June 2005, Mr. Rogers was a managing director in capital markets at Merrill Lynch and prior to that in a similar role at JPMorgan Chase in New York. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Enable GP, LLC, the general partner of Enable Midstream Partners, LP.

Sue Ortenstone

Ms. Sue B. Ortenstone is a Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of the company. Prior to joining CenterPoint Energy, Ms. Ortenstone was Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Copano Energy from July 2012 to May 2013. Before joining Copano, she spent more than 30 years at El Paso Corporation and served most recently as Senior Vice President and then Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer from November 2003 to May 2012. Ms. Ortenstone serves on the Advisory Board for Civil and Environmental Engineering, as well as the Industrial Advisory Board in the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for Northwest Assistance Ministries of Houston.

Tracy Bridge

Mr. Tracy B. Bridge is Executive Vice President and President - Electric Division of the Company. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Division President, Electric Operations from September 2012 to February 2014; as Senior Vice President and Division President, Gas Distribution Operations from May 2011 to September 2012; as Division Senior Vice President - Support Operations from February 2008 to May 2011; and as Division Vice President Regional Operations of CERC from January 2007 to February 2008. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of Rebuilding Together Houston.

Dana O'Brien

Ms. Dana C. O'Brien is a Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company. Before joining CenterPoint Energy, Ms. O’Brien was Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer and a member of the executive board at CEVA Logistics, a Dutch-based logistics company, from August 2007 to April 2014. She previously served as the general counsel at EGL, Inc. from October 2005 to July 2007 and Quanta Services, Inc. from January 2001 to October 2005. Ms. O’Brien serves as a trustee for the Association of Women Attorneys Foundation, as a member of the Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House Houston and as a member of the Board of Directors of Child Advocates, Inc.

Michael Johnson

Mr. Michael P. Johnson, Sr., is an Independent Director of Centerpoint Energy, Inc. Mr. Johnson is a private investor. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of J&A Group, LLC, a management and business consulting company, from January 2009 to December 2016. He served from 2002 until his retirement in March 2008 as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of The Williams Companies, Inc., a publicly held natural gas producer, processor and transporter. Prior to joining the Williams Companies, he served in various executive capacities with Amoco Corporation. He has served as a director of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. since 2006, and QuikTrip Corporation, a private company, since 2001 and previously served as a director of Patriot Coal Corporation from 2008 to December 2013. He also serves on the Oklahoma Advisory Board of Health Care Service Corporation and on the board of North Carolina Central University

Janiece Longoria

Ms. Janiece M. Longoria is an Independent Director of the company. Now retired after 35 years in the practice of law, including as a partner with Ogden, Gibson, Broocks, Longoria & Hall, LLP and Andrews Kurth, LLP, she has a concentration of experience in commercial and securities-related litigation and regulatory matters. She has served as a director of Superior Energy Services, Inc., a publicly traded energy services company, since October 2015 and serves on its audit and governance committees. She has been a director of the Texas Medical Center since 2011 and has served as a commissioner of the Port of Houston Authority since 2002 and as its Chairman since January 2013. She previously served as a director of Patriot Coal Corporation from January 2011 to December 2013. She served as a member of The University of Texas System Board of Regents and as a board member of The University of Texas Investment Management Company from February 2008 to February 2011. Ms. Longoria was recently reappointed by Governor Greg Abbott to serve a six-year term on The University of Texas System Board of Regents.

Scott McLean

Mr. Scott J. McLean is an Independent Director of the company. Since March 2014, Mr. McLean has been Chairman of Amegy Bank of Texas and President of Zions Bancorporation, and since June 2015, Chief Operating Officer of Zions Bancorporation. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Amegy Bank from December 2009 through February 2014. Prior to joining Amegy in 2002, he was with JPMorgan Chase for 23 years, where he served in a number of roles, including president in Dallas, chairman in El Paso and president in Houston. He currently serves on the Southern Methodist University Board of Trustees and the boards of the United Way of Greater Houston and the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System.

Theodore Pound

Mr. Theodore F. Pound, III, is an Independent Director of the company. Mr. Pound is a private investor. He served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Select Energy Services, LLC, a private company providing water solutions and well-site services to energy producers, from January 2013 to January 2016. He previously served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Allis-Chalmers Energy, Inc., a publicly traded oilfield services company, from September 2004 to March 2011, when it was acquired by Seawall Limited. Mr. Pound has practiced law in Texas for over 30 years, primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities, compliance and governance

Susan Rheney

Ms. Susan O. Rheney is an Independent Director of the company. Ms. Rheney is a private investor. She served as a director of QEP Midstream Partners GP, LLC, the general partner of QEP Midstream Partners, LP, a former publicly traded limited partnership, from June 2013 until July 2015, when QEP Midstream Partners, LP was acquired. From 2002 until March 2010, she served as a director of Genesis Energy, Inc., the general partner of Genesis Energy, LP, a publicly traded limited partnership. From 2003 to 2005, she was a director of Cenveo, Inc. and served as chairman of the board from January to August 2005. She also served until 2001 as a principal with The Sterling Group, a private financial and investment organization.

Phillip Smith

Mr. Phillip R. Smith is an Independent Director of the company. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of Torch Energy Advisors, Inc. Mr. Smith joined Torch as interim President and Chief Executive Officer in October 2012 and was named President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 2013. Prior to joining Torch, Mr. Smith was a partner with KPMG LLP from 2002 to September 2012. Mr. Smith also serves on the Board of Directors and as audit committee chair for Oilstone Energy Services, Inc., a position he has held since October 2014.

John Somerhalder

Mr. John W. Somerhalder, II, is a Independent Director of the company. Mr. Somerhalder has been Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Colonial Pipeline Company, a privately held company that operates a refined liquid petroleum products pipeline system, since February 2017. Prior to joining Colonial Pipeline Company, Mr. Somerhalder served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of AGL Resources Inc., a former publicly traded energy services holding company, which was acquired by Southern Company, whose principal business is the distribution of natural gas, from March 2006 through December 2015 and as Chairman of the Board of AGL Resources Inc. from November 2007 through December 2015. Prior to joining AGL Resources Inc., he served in a number of roles with El Paso Corporation, a publicly traded natural gas and related energy products provider, and its subsidiaries since 1977, including as Executive Vice President. He currently serves as a director of Crestwood Equity GP LLC, the general partner of Crestwood Equity Partners LP.

Peter Wareing

Mr. Peter S. Wareing is an Independent Director of the company. Mr. Wareing is a co-founder and partner of the private equity firm Wareing, Athon & Company since 1988 and is involved in a variety of businesses. He is the Chairman of the Board of Gulf Coast Pre-Stress, Ltd. in Pass Christian, Mississippi and a director for Texas Concrete Company. He also currently serves as a trustee of Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.

Carla Kneipp

Ms. Carla Kneipp is Vice President and Treasurer of CenterPoint Energy, Inc. Before joining CenterPoint Energy in 2007 as vice president of Internal Audit, Kneipp was vice president of Internal Audit and Control for BMC Software, Inc. where she managed the global internal audit functions and Sarbanes Oxley compliance program. She was also a tax and audit consultant for Coopers & Lybrand, LLP and Price Waterhouse LLP. Kneipp earned a bachelor’s degree in Managerial Studies from Rice University as well as a master’s degree in Accounting from Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business. She is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor. She is also a graduate of the University of Idaho’s Utility Executive Course and is a member of their advisory council. Kneipp serves on a number of boards including the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston, United Way Women’s Initiative Steering Committee and Dress for Success Houston Corporate Guild. She also volunteers with RAVA (Rice Alumni Volunteers for Admission).

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Milton Carroll

2,533,670

Scott Prochazka

6,738,240

William Rogers

1,993,980

Sue Ortenstone

--

Tracy Bridge

1,826,580

Dana O'Brien

--

Michael Johnson

230,000

Janiece Longoria

219,733

Scott McLean

220,125

Theodore Pound

210,000

Susan Rheney

210,000

Phillip Smith

230,000

John Somerhalder

16,415

Peter Wareing

265,619

Carla Kneipp

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As Of  30 Dec 2016