CenterPoint Energy, Inc. to Host Webcast of Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Earnings Conference Call on February 27, 2013

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. to Host Webcast of Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012
Earnings Conference Call on February 27, 2013

HOUSTON, Jan. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP)
announces the following webcast

Date:         February 27, 2013
Time:         11:30 AM ET
Listen via    http://investors.centerpointenergy.com/
Internet:
Click the
link,
"CenterPoint
Energy, Inc.
Fourth        
Quarter and
Full Year
2012 Earnings
Conference
Call Webcast"
Schedule this
webcast into
MS-Outlook
calendar      http://apps.shareholder.com/PNWOutlook/t.aspx?m=57131&k=6EDE6B68
(click open
when
prompted):
             
If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, it will be archived
at http://www.centerpointenergy.com for at least one year.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a domestic
energy delivery company that includes electric transmission & distribution,
natural gas distribution, competitive natural gas sales and services,
interstate pipelines, and field services operations. The company serves more
than five million metered customers primarily in Arkansas, Louisiana,
Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. Assets total over $22 billion.
With about 8,800 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies
have been in business for more than 135 years. For more information, visit the
Web site at www.CenterPointEnergy.com.

The CenterPoint Energy logo is available at
http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=7310

CONTACT: Brandi Summersill
         (713) 207-6500

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