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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 Announces Landmark Actions: Significant Equity Investment, New Board Directors and New Board Committee

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 11:35am

With the significant equity investment announced today, CenterPoint Energy has strengthened its financial position and provided additional certainty to stakeholders.

Key Points: 
  • With the significant equity investment announced today, CenterPoint Energy has strengthened its financial position and provided additional certainty to stakeholders.
  • CenterPoint Energy has also bolstered its Board composition with the appointment of two new highly qualified directors, David J. Lesar and Barry T. Smitherman, bringing the total number of directors on the Board to 10.
  • New Business Review and Evaluation Committee of the Board; Investor Day
    In addition to the new director appointments, the Board has formed a new Business Review and Evaluation Committee of the Board (the "Committee").
  • The Committee will be comprised of five members, including current Board directors Martin Nesbitt and Phillip Smith, and new Board directors David Lesar (who will chair the Committee) and Barry Smitherman.