JACKSON — CMS Energy shareholders elected 11 members to the board of directors at the company’s annual shareholder meeting Friday.

Board members elected are:  David W. Joos, non-executive chairman of CMS Energy; John G. Russell, president and CEO of CMS Energy; as well as the following independent directors: Jon E. Barfield, Stephen E. Ewing, Richard M. Gabrys, William D. Harvey, Philip R. Lochner, Jr., Michael T. Monahan, Kenneth L. Way, Laura H. Wright, and John B. Yasinsky.

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The CMS Energy board members also were elected to the Consumers Energy board of directors.

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Shareholders also approved a proposal ratifying PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2013. In addition, shareholders approved the company’s named executive officer compensation program on an advisory (non-binding) basis.

CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS) is a Michigan-based company that has an electric and natural gas utility, Consumers Energy, as its primary business and also owns and operates independent power generation businesses.

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