Shareholders Elect CMS Energy Board Of Directors

               Shareholders Elect CMS Energy Board Of Directors

PR Newswire

JACKSON, Mich., May 17, 2013

JACKSON, Mich., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CMS Energy shareholders elected
11 members to the Board of Directors at the company's annual shareholder
meeting today.

Board members elected 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. The CMS
Energy board members also were elected to the Consumers Energy Board of

Shareholders also approved a proposal ratifying PricewaterhouseCoopers LLPas
the company's independent registered public accounting firm for 2013. In
addition, shareholders approved the company's named executive officer
compensation program on an advisory (non-binding) basis.

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: Dan Bishop, 517/788-2395, or Investment Analyst Contact, CMS Energy
Investor Relations, 517/788-2590
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