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Matagorda County Navigation District 1, TX -- Moody's downgrades CenterPoint Energy, Inc. to Baa2 with stable outlook

Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") today downgraded the long-term ratings of CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CenterPoint) including its Issuer rating to Baa2 from Baa1, senior unsecured rating to Baa2 from Baa1, subordinated debt rating to Baa3 from Baa2 and preferred stock rating to Ba1 from Baa3 while affirming its Prime-2 short term rating for commercial paper and A1 senior secured revenue bonds. The rating outlook for CenterPoint was changed to stable from negative.