CMS Energy Announces Legal Department Changes

                CMS Energy Announces Legal Department Changes

PR Newswire

JACKSON, Mich., Oct. 1, 2013

JACKSON, Mich., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --CMS Energy and its principal
subsidiary, Consumers Energy, announced the following personnel changes
effective today in its legal department:

Jim Brunner, currently senior vice president and general counsel and a 36-year
employee, will assume the role of chief legal counsel, handling special legal
projects as identified by the Chief Executive Officer. A Spring Lake, Mich.
native, Brunner is a University of Michigan graduate with degrees in
engineering and law.

Cathy Reynolds, currently vice president, deputy general counsel and corporate
secretary, is promoted to senior vice president and general counsel.
Reynolds, a 34-year employee, is responsible for the legal department and all
legal matters affecting CMS Energy and Consumers Energy. A Jackson native,
Reynolds has a bachelor of science degree from Michigan State University and
law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Both Brunner and Reynolds report
to CMS Energy and Consumers Energy's Chief Executive Officer John Russell.

Melissa Gleespen is promoted to vice president and corporate secretary,
responsible for securities law matters, corporate records, investor services
and corporate secretary functions. Gleespen joined the Company earlier this
year as supervisory assistant general counsel, and has extensive background in
corporate governance, disclosure regulations, U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission reporting and compliance. She previously was law director and
assistant secretary at Owens Corning in Toledo, Ohio. Gleespen earned a
bachelor's degree from Harvard University Extension School and earned her law
degree from Northeastern UniversitySchool of Law.

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.

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Contact: including photo requests: Dan Bishop, 517/788-2395 or Brian Wheeler,
517/788-2394; Investment Analyst Contact: CMS Energy Investor Relations,
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