Shareholders Elect CMS Energy Board Of Directors

               Shareholders Elect CMS Energy Board Of Directors

PR Newswire

JACKSON, Mich., May 16, 2014

JACKSON, Mich., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --CMS Energy Corporation
shareholders elected 11 members to the Board of Directors at the company's
annual shareholder meeting today.

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

Shareholders also approved a proposal ratifying PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP,
as the company's independent registered public accounting firm for 2014. In
addition, shareholders approved the company's executive compensation program
on an advisory basis, a performance incentive stock plan, and performance
measures in the executive compensation program.

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 Brian Wheeler,
517/788-2394; Investment Analyst Contact: CMS Energy Investor Relations,
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