CenterPoint Energy, Inc. to Host Webcast of Second Quarter 2013 Earnings Conference Call on August 1, 2013

HOUSTON, July 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) announces the following webcast-- --

Date: August 1, 2013

Time: 11:30 AM ET

Listen via Internet: http://investors.centerpointenergy.com/

Click the link "CenterPoint Energy, Inc. Second Quarter 2013 Earnings Conference Call Webcast"

Schedule this webcast into MS-Outlook calendar (click open when prompted): http://apps.shareholder.com/PNWOutlook/t.aspx?m=59934&k=525777F0

If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, it will be archived at http://www.centerpointenergy.com/ for at least one year.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a domestic energy delivery company that includes electric transmission & distribution, natural gas distribution and competitive natural gas sales and services operations. The company serves more than five million metered customers primarily in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. The company also owns a 58.3 percent limited partner interest in a midstream partnership it jointly controls with OGE Energy Corp. with operations in major natural gas and liquids-rich producing areas of Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. With more than 8,700 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 135 years. For more information, visit the Web site at www.CenterPointEnergy.com.

CONTACT: Brandi Summersill (713) 207-6500

Source:CenterPoint Energy, Inc.