Laura H. Wright, Former Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO of Southwest Airlines, Joins CMS Energy and Consumers Energy

Laura H. Wright, Former Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO of Southwest
     Airlines, Joins CMS Energy and Consumers Energy Boards of Directors

PR Newswire

JACKSON, Mich., Feb. 19, 2013

JACKSON, Mich., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Laura H. Wright, former senior
vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Southwest Airlines,
has been elected, effective February 18, 2013, to CMS Energy's Board of
Directors. Wright also is joining the Board of Directors of Consumers Energy,
the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy.

Wright will serve on the Audit Committee and Finance Committee for both
Boards.

Wright retired from Southwest Airlines in 2012 after serving as senior vice
president of finance and chief financial officer since 2004. During her
25-year career with the company, she also served as vice president of finance
and treasurer and held several other financial positions.

Wright now serves as a consultant to Southwest Airlines. She also is a member
of the Board of Trustees for the Pebblebrook Hotel Trust.

Wright, a certified public accountant, is a member of the Financial Executives
Institute and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. She holds a
bachelor's degree and a master's degree in accountancy from the University of
North Texas.

CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS) is a Michigan-based company that has an electric and
natural gas utility, Consumers Energy, as its primary business and also owns
and operates independent power generation businesses.

For more information on CMS Energy, please visit our web site at:
www.cmsenergy.com

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Website: http://www.cmsenergy.com
Contact: Media Contacts: Jeff Holyfield, +1-517-788-2394; Dan Bishop,
+1-517-788-2395; Investment Analyst Contact, CMS Energy Investor Relations,
+1-517-788-2590
 
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