CMS Energy Announces Nominees For Board Of Directors

             CMS Energy Announces Nominees For Board Of Directors

PR Newswire

JACKSON, Mich., April 5, 2013

JACKSON, Mich., April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Eleven members are seeking
election to CMS Energy's Board of Directors, the company announced today in
its proxy statement.

Seeking election are David W. Joos, non-executive chairman of CMS Energy; John
G. Russell, president and chief executive officer of CMS Energy; as well as
the following independent directors: Jon E. Barfield, Stephen E. Ewing,
Richard M. Gabrys, William D. Harvey; Philip R. Lochner, Jr., Michael T.
Monahan, Kenneth L. Way, Laura H. Wright, and John B. Yasinsky.

Shareholders will vote on the candidates for the Board of Directors at CMS
Energy's annual meeting on May 17, 2013.

Shareholders will be asked to ratify the appointment of
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, as the company's independent registered public
accounting firm for 2013. In addition, shareholders will be asked to approve
the company's executive compensation program on an advisory basis.

The proxy is being delivered to shareholders free of charge and also may be
accessed on CMS Energy's website at

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:


Contact: Media Contacts: Dan Bishop, 517/788-2395 or Debra McIntyre-Dodd,
517-545-8711, or Investment Analyst Contact: CMS Energy Investor Relations,
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