Filed Pursuant to Rule 433

Registration No. 333-215833

August 7, 2017


(to Preliminary Prospectus Supplement dated August 7, 2017)


Issuer:    CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
Security:    2.50% Senior Notes due 2022
Legal Format:    SEC Registered
Anticipated Ratings*:    Baa1 / BBB+ / BBB (Moody’s / S&P / Fitch)
Size:    $500,000,000
Trade Date:    August 7, 2017
Expected Settlement Date:    August 10, 2017
Maturity Date:    September 1, 2022
Interest Payment Dates:    March 1 and September 1, commencing March 1, 2018
Coupon:    2.50%
Price to Public:    99.971%
Benchmark Treasury:    1.875% due July 31, 2022
Benchmark Treasury Yield:    1.806%
Spread to Benchmark Treasury:    +70 basis points
Re-offer Yield:    2.506%
Optional Redemption:    Prior to August 1, 2022, greater of 100% or make-whole at a discount rate of Treasury plus 12.5 basis points (calculated to August 1, 2022); and on or after August 1, 2022, 100% plus, in either case, accrued and unpaid interest thereon, if any, to, but excluding, the redemption date.
CUSIP:    15189T AR8
Joint Book-Running Managers:   

Barclays Capital Inc.

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

MUFG Securities Americas Inc.

Senior Co-Manager:    TD Securities (USA) LLC

Evercore Group L.L.C.

Samuel A. Ramirez & Company, Inc.

*Note: A securities rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold securities and may be subject to revision or withdrawal at any time.

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