CNP Centerpoint Energy

Filed: 19 Feb 21, 5:19pm

Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 19, 2021

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer
of incorporation) Identification No.)
      1111 Louisiana
      (Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:(713)207-1111

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par valueCNPThe New York Stock Exchange
Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.
Depositary Shares for 1/20 of 7.00% Series B Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value
CNP/PBThe New York Stock Exchange

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Item 5.02.     Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain
Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On February 19, 2021, upon recommendation of the Governance Committee of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (the “Company”), the Board of the Company increased the size of the Board from ten to eleven directors and appointed Wendy Montoya Cloonan to fill the newly created directorship effective immediately. Ms. Cloonan will serve as a director of the Board of the Company until the expiration of her term on the date of the Company’s annual meeting of shareholders in 2021 and until her successor is elected and qualified. Ms. Cloonan is expected to stand for election as a director at the Company’s annual meeting of shareholders in 2021. Ms. Cloonan will serve on the Board’s Audit and Compensation Committees.

Ms. Cloonan, 41, is sole shareholder of The Law Office of Wendy Montoya Cloonan, PLLC, since August 2019, which specializes in the areas of public finance and public law. Before founding her own firm, Ms. Cloonan worked at the Houston Endowment, Inc., a private foundation that partners with other organizations in the non-profit, public and private sectors to improve quality of life for the residents of greater Houston, from February 2015 to July 2019 where she served as Senior Program Officer in Education, Assistant General Counsel and Director of Legal. Prior to joining Houston Endowment, Inc., Ms. Cloonan served as an attorney at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (formerly, Andrews Kurth LLP), Schwartz, Page & Harding, L.L.P. and Vinson & Elkins LLP. Ms. Cloonan has served as a commissioner of the Port of Houston Authority since 2019 and on the board of directors of the Houston Downtown Management District since 2015. She has previously served on the boards of directors of several non-profit organizations, which included leadership roles with the Hispanic Bar Association and United Way.

There are no arrangements or understandings between Ms. Cloonan and any other person pursuant to which she was selected as a director. The Company is not aware of any transaction in which Ms. Cloonan has an interest requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

Ms. Cloonan will be compensated for her service on the Board under the Company’s standard arrangement for non-employee directors described in its proxy statement for the 2020 annual meeting of shareholders.

A copy of the press release containing the announcement of Ms. Cloonan’s appointment is attached as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01.     Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.


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    Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: February 19, 2021By:/s/ Monica Karuturi
Monica Karuturi
Senior Vice President and General Counsel