CMS Energy Announces Nominees For Board of Directors

             CMS Energy Announces Nominees For Board of Directors

PR Newswire

JACKSON, Mich., April 4, 2014

JACKSON, Mich., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Eleven members are seeking
election to CMS Energy Corporation's Board of Directors, the company announced
today in its proxy statement.

Seeking election are: John G. Russell, president and chief executive officer
of CMS Energy, as well as the following independent directors: David W. Joos,
non-executive chairman; Jon E. Barfield; Kurt L. Darrow; Stephen E. Ewing;
Richard M. Gabrys; William D. Harvey; Philip R. Lochner Jr.; 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 16, 2014. Elected directors will serve on the
boards for both CMS Energy and its principle subsidiary, Consumers Energy

Shareholders will be asked to ratify the appointment of
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, as the company's independent registered public
accounting firm for 2014. Shareholders will also be asked to approve the
Company's executive compensation program on an advisory basis, a performance
incentive stock plan, and performance measures in the executive compensation

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 website at:


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