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CenterPoint Energy Names David J. Lesar President and CEO

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 11:48pm

HOUSTON, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed David J. Lesar as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • HOUSTON, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed David J. Lesar as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2020.
  • He succeeds John W. Somerhalder II, who has served as interim president and chief executive officer of CenterPoint Energy since February 2020 and a director since 2016.
  • After a thorough search process that included external candidates, we are delighted to have found that leader in Dave Lesar and welcome him as our next president and CEO.
  • "CenterPoint Energy is a backbone, supporting economic vitality in the state of Texas and the other states it serves.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. to Host Webcast of Second Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 10:30pm

Time: 10:00 a.m. Central time or 11:00 a.m. Eastern time

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  • Time: 10:00 a.m. Central time or 11:00 a.m. Eastern time
    Click "Investors", and click the link "CenterPoint Energy, Inc.Second Quarter 2020Earnings Conference Call Webcast"
    Headquartered in Houston, Texas, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) is an energy delivery company with electric transmission & distribution, power generation and natural gas distribution operations that serve more than 7 million metered customers in Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas.
  • CenterPoint Energys competitive energy businesses include energy-related services, energy efficiency and sustainability solutions, and owning and operating intrastate natural gas pipeline systems that help fund utility operations.
  • With approximately 9,600 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years.
  • For more information, visit CenterPointEnergy.com .

CenterPoint Energy reports 2020 annual shareholder meeting results

Friday, April 24, 2020 - 9:40pm

HOUSTON, April 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced the results of the voting by shareholders at its 2020annual meeting held today.

Key Points: 
  • HOUSTON, April 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced the results of the voting by shareholders at its 2020annual meeting held today.
  • Headquartered in Houston, Texas, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) is an energy delivery company with regulated utility businesses in eight states and a competitive energy businesses footprint in more than 30 states.
  • CenterPoint Energy's competitive energy businesses include natural gas marketing and energy-related services; energy efficiency and sustainability solutions; and owning and operating intrastate natural gas pipeline systems.
  • With approximately 9,900 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years.

CenterPoint Energy announces measures to strengthen financial position in response to Enable distribution reduction

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 3:00am

HOUSTON, April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) today announced a series of measures to strengthen its financial position and provide multi-year flexibility as to equity issuances.

Key Points: 
  • HOUSTON, April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) today announced a series of measures to strengthen its financial position and provide multi-year flexibility as to equity issuances.
  • In a separate news release issued earlier today, Enable Midstream Partners, LP (Enable) announced a 50% distribution reduction for common units, representing limited partner interests in Enable.
  • Given CenterPoint Energy's 53.7% ownership of the outstanding common units of Enable, this decrease is expected to reduce distributions to CenterPoint Energy by approximately $155 million per year on an annualized basis.
  • CenterPoint Energy continues to be committed to providing its customers with safe and reliable service during the current COVID-19 situation.

ClearSale Named as Finalist for 2020 CNP Award

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 1:17pm

Leading global fraud protection firm ClearSale ( www.clear.sale ) announced that it has been named as a finalist for the Best Antifraud Solution category at 2020 CNP Awards.

Key Points: 
  • Leading global fraud protection firm ClearSale ( www.clear.sale ) announced that it has been named as a finalist for the Best Antifraud Solution category at 2020 CNP Awards.
  • This nomination underscores the incredible success that ClearSales comprehensive CNP fraud protection has garnered in the market.
  • With almost two decades of experience in the most dynamic e-commerce markets worldwide, ClearSale has built its reputation as industry pioneers and thought leaders in e-commerce and CNP retail.
  • If you are a verified merchant client of ClearSale, please visit the customer choice voting page here: https://hubs.ly/H0mzHpl0 to place a vote for ClearSale.

Ascendis Pharma A/S Announces Presentations on Achondroplasia and TransCon™ CNP at International Skeletal Dysplasia Society Meeting

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 9:20pm

We are committed to fully understanding the patient experience so as to inform our TransCon CNP program including aspects of achondroplasia beyond skeletal growth.

Key Points: 
  • We are committed to fully understanding the patient experience so as to inform our TransCon CNP program including aspects of achondroplasia beyond skeletal growth.
  • TransCon CNP has recently advanced into the global phase 2 ACcomplisH Trial, a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of TransCon CNP in approximately 60 subjects with achondroplasia.
  • TransCon CNP is a long-acting prodrug of C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) in development as a potential therapy for children with achondroplasia.
  • Ascendis, Ascendis Pharma, the Ascendis Pharma logo, the company logo and TransCon are trademarks owned by the Ascendis Pharma group.

ClearSale to Showcase Integrative Fraud Protection Solutions at IRCE 2019

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 12:32pm

MIAMI, June 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Leading fraud protection provider ClearSale ( http://clear.sale ) will exhibit its comprehensive solution at the upcoming IRCE @ RetailX taking place June 25-28, 2019 in Chicago.

Key Points: 
  • MIAMI, June 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Leading fraud protection provider ClearSale ( http://clear.sale ) will exhibit its comprehensive solution at the upcoming IRCE @ RetailX taking place June 25-28, 2019 in Chicago.
  • ClearSale's global initiative to stop CNP fraud and eliminate chargebacks for e-commerce merchants will be showcased in booth #1861 at the expo.
  • Renowned as one of the largest industry gatherings, IRCE is the one-stop-shop for all e-commerce businesses.
  • ClearSale is also unveiling its Order Approval Rate Calculator, to help merchants calculate their true approval rate.

Injured Utility Worker Sues CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric for Negligence

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 5:31pm

HOUSTON, May 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A Houston-area utility worker has filed a lawsuit against CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC, after he was severely injured in a fall from a company utility pole.

Key Points: 
  • HOUSTON, May 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A Houston-area utility worker has filed a lawsuit against CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC, after he was severely injured in a fall from a company utility pole.
  • Myers Co., went with his co-worker to the utility pole owned by CenterPoint Energy Houston to do maintenance work.
  • The lawsuit is Garrett Wilder vs. CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC.
  • CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC, is owned by Utility Holding, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Houston-based CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP.)

CenterPoint Energy reports 2019 annual shareholder meeting results

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 9:45pm

HOUSTON, April 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced the results of the voting by shareholders at its 2019annual meeting held today.

Key Points: 
  • HOUSTON, April 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced the results of the voting by shareholders at its 2019annual meeting held today.
  • Headquartered in Houston, Texas, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. is an energy delivery company with regulated utility businesses in eight states and a competitive energy businesses footprint in nearly 40 states.
  • CenterPoint Energy's competitive energy businesses include natural gas marketing and energy-related services; energy efficiency, sustainability and infrastructure modernization solutions; and construction and repair services for pipeline systems, primarily natural gas.
  • With approximately 14,000 employees and nearly $29 billion in assets, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years.

CenterPoint Energy appoints Xia Liu executive vice president and chief financial officer

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 9:30pm

HOUSTON, April 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) today announced the appointment of Xia Liu as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective April 22.

Key Points: 
  • HOUSTON, April 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) today announced the appointment of Xia Liu as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective April 22.
  • Liu will report to CenterPoint Energy president and chief executive officer Scott M. Prochazka and oversee the company's finance organization, including accounting, corporate strategy, financial planning, commercial risk, investor relations, treasury, tax and enterprise performance measurement.
  • Liu joins CenterPoint Energy from The Southern Company and its subsidiary companies where she held roles of increasing responsibility over the past 20 years.
  • Most recently, Liu served as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Georgia Power Company in Atlanta.