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We're CenterPoint Energy, a company with proud traditions of quality and commitment--traditions we've developed during more than 130 years of delivering energy. These are traditions we'll continue to honor into the future.

almost 5 million customers

CenterPoint Energy is the third-largest publicly traded natural gas delivery company in the U.S. with nearly three million customers in six states. We're the country's third largest combined electricity and natural gas delivery company with almost five million metered customers. Our assets total $17 billion, and our annual revenues are $9.7 billion. CenterPoint Energy provides electricity transmission and distribution service for the Houston metropolitan area. We employ about 9,000 people.

I'd like to welcome you to CenterPoint Energy. We're a company with proud traditions and a long history of service. CenterPoint Energy is comprised of a utility that delivers electricity to the Houston metropolitan area, local natural gas distribution businesses in six states, competitive natural gas sales in the eastern half of the United States and an interstate pipeline and field services operation. We're an established company with substantial assets that are managed by experienced people. Our vision is to be recognized as America's leading energy delivery company ... and more. At CenterPoint Energy, we believe that business results are achieved through the skills, talents and abilities of our diverse work force.

a long history of quality service

Our long tradition of dedication and hard work add up to a company of people who are always there for our customers and neighbors, for our employees and their families, and for our shareholders. Sincerely, David M. McClanahan, President & CEO

the center of our customers' lives

The energy we deliver is at the center of our customers' lives: from 24-hour a day television broadcasts ... to gourmet gas kitchens ... to comfortable gas heating ... to hand-held computers and cellular phone connections. CenterPoint Energy is a company of people who are always there.

Natural Gas Distribution

CenterPoint Energy's natural gas distribution businesses have been serving customers for more than 130 years. With more than 100,000 miles of main and distribution lines, each year we deliver 375 billion cubic feet of natural gas to three million residential, commercial and industrial customers in six states. This makes CenterPoint Energy the third largest publicly traded natural gas distribution company in the country.

913 billion cubic feet of gas

Competitive Natural Gas Sales and Services

CenterPoint Energy Services, the company's non-regulated gas marketing group, sells natural gas to about 6,600 commercial, industrial and wholesale customers on the Gulf Coast, and in the Northeast and Midwest regions of the country. With annual sales of over 530 billion cubic feet of natural gas, the business supplies competitively priced gas and helps its customers manage gas price volatility.

people count on us every day

CenterPoint Energy is a strong, well-managed company with historic roots in the communities and neighborhoods we serve. From Gulf Coast tropical storms and hurricanes to the blizzards and sub-zero wind chill factors of the Great Lakes region ­ we know how to handle any situation.

Electric Transmission and Distribution

CenterPoint Energy's electric transmission and distribution unit serves nearly 2 million customers in a 5,000 square-mile area that includes Houston, the nation's fourth largest city. With over 3,600 miles of transmission lines and 43,000 miles of overhead and underground distribution lines, retail electric providers pay us to deliver their electricity.

we serve a 5,000 square-mile area

we solve problems every day

CenterPoint Energy is nationally recognized as an award-winning service provider to millions of Americans. We specialize in operating large, complex energy delivery systems. From our beginnings in the 1800s, through the Space Age, and into our current computerized and interconnected society, the people of CenterPoint Energy have always been there.

Pipelines and Field Services

CenterPoint Energy operates two interstate natural gas pipelines as well as a gas gathering operation and pipelines services division. Our two pipeline companies, CenterPoint Energy Gas Transmission Company and CenterPoint Energy Mississippi River Transmission Corporation, together form one of the largest natural gas pipelines in the mid-continent United States.

more than 8,200 miles of pipe

With more than 8,200 miles of pipe, we move approximately one trillion cubic feet of gas per year, which is 5 percent of the country's total natural gas volume. We serve customers in Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. Our gathering company, CenterPoint Energy Field Services, Inc., operates about 4,000 miles of gathering pipeline and moves approximately 1 billion cubic feet of gas per day from wellhead to market.

Community Relations

CenterPoint Energy employees are untiring volunteers in the communities where we live. We lend support to educational, civic, social and environmental initiatives that enhance the quality of life for our customers and we work with groups from many backgrounds, tailoring our relationship and assistance to meet their needs. Through our volunteer programs, we contribute approximately 100,000 volunteer hours each year. Using the Points of Light Foundation's $16.54 rate for volunteer hours, that means our employees donate $1.6 million in time to their communities.

giving back is our way of saying thank you

Be a part of CenterPoint Energy.

Our Benefits

CenterPoint Energy provides an array of medical, dental, vision and disability insurance choices, along with flex dollars to offset the cost of the benefits you and your family value the most. In addition, we offer the option to buy one week or sell up to two weeks of vacation each year during our annual benefit enrollment period.

Medical, Dental and Vision No matter what your healthcare needs, our medical plan options include prescription drug coverage and have a range of annual deductibles, out-of pocket maximums and levels of coinsurance. We also provide four dental plan options, which provide for 100% coverage of preventive care, and our vision plan allows you to receive a comprehensive vision exam and either contact lenses or a pair of prescription lenses and frames each calendar year.

Savings & Retirement The CenterPoint Energy Savings Plan helps our employees save through company matching, pre-tax benefits and immediate vesting. We match our employees' contributions 75 cents for every dollar contributed, up to six percent of eligible pay. Employees may save up to a total of 16 percent of eligible pay, using pre-tax or after-tax dollars. In addition, employees are automatically enrolled in the CenterPoint Energy Retirement Plan, a cash balance pension plan that provides an annual contribution credit equal to four percent of your eligible pay.

Life, Disability & Accident CenterPoint Energy pays the cost for basic life insurance and eligible employees are automatically enrolled on their first day of work. Long term disability, personal accident, business travelers and long term care insurance options are also available, along with supplemental group life insurance for employees, their spouses and children. These benefits offer income protection for you and your family.

Additional details about CenterPoint Energy benefits can be found at www.CenterPointEnergy.com/careers.

Our Vision for Diversity

At CenterPoint Energy, we are committed to creating a high performance culture characterized by an open and inclusive work environment. We respect individuals not only for their contributions toward company objectives, but also for their diverse skills and abilities. Our core values ­ integrity, accountability, initiative and respect ­ guide our dedication to maintaining an atmosphere in which mutual respect is the standard and where different backgrounds and viewpoints are considered competitive advantages.

We foster an environment where all employees have opportunities for personal and professional development and we appreciate each employee for his or her differences. We recognize the fact that our differences make us a stronger company and help us to achieve our vision of becoming America's leading energy delivery company... and more.

Employee Development

"Not only do we want all our employees to be able to achieve their full potential, we want to develop potential that even they might not know they have." ­ David M. McClanahan, President and CEO

At CenterPoint Energy, employee growth and development is one of our top strategic initiatives. By building the capability of our workforce, our employees will have what it takes to help the company grow.

We encourage continuous and open communication between employees and supervisors through the Performance Management process, a series of regular discussions between employees and supervisors that address development planning, employee performance, goals and professional growth plans.

CNP University is a resource where employees can find the materials they need to reach their development goals. Whether it's through instructor-led training, eLearning courses, broadcast events or our comprehensive library of books, videos and audio recordings, development information is always accessible.

One Company Serving Many Communities

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Always There.

Our promise. We make sure that our customers always have the energy they need for convenience, comfort and peace of mind.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. Corporate Offices 1111 Louisiana Houston, Texas 77002 P.O. Box 4567 Houston, Texas 77210-4567 Tel: 713.207.1111 www.CenterPointEnergy.com

CNP 718-HR (6-2006) 2.5K

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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