SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): March 4, 2019
CENTERPOINT ENERGY, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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Registrants telephone number, including area code: (713) 207-1111
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On March 4, 2019, Scott M. Prochazka, President and Chief Executive Officer of CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CenterPoint Energy), adopted a pre-arranged trading plan to sell a limited amount of shares of CenterPoint Energy common stock over an extended period of time for personal financial management purposes. Mr. Prochazkas previous pre-arranged trading plan has expired.
The transactions under the plan will be disclosed publicly through Form 144 and Form 4 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The plan was adopted in accordance with guidelines specified under Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and CenterPoint Energys policies regarding stock transactions.
Rule 10b5-1 permits the adoption of a written plan for selling stock at times when insiders are not in possession of material nonpublic information, and allows them to sell stock on a regular basis and in a non-discretionary manner, regardless of any subsequent material nonpublic information they receive after adoption of the plan.
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.
|CENTERPOINT ENERGY, INC.|
|Date: March 5, 2019||By:||/s/ Dana C. OBrien|
|Dana C. OBrien|
|Senior Vice President and General Counsel|