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CMS Energy's Utility Unit, Consumers Energy, Declares Quarterly Dividends On Preferred Stock

Friday, November 16, 2012

CMS Energy's Utility Unit, Consumers Energy, Declares Quarterly Dividends On Preferred Stock14:00 EST Friday, November 16, 2012JACKSON, Mich., Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy, has declared regular quarterly dividends on both series of the utility's preferred stock.  The following dividends are payable Jan. 1, 2013 to shareholders of record Dec. 10, 2012:  $1.04 per share on the $4.16 stock (NYSE: CMS_pa), and $1.125 per share on the $4.50 stock (NYSE: CMS_pb).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.For more information on CMS Energy, please visit our web site at:  www.cmsenergy.com SOURCE CMS EnergyFor further information: Media Contacts: Jeff Holyfield, +1-517-788-2394 or Dan Bishop, +1-517-788-2395; Investment Analyst Contact: CMS Energy Investor Relations, +1-517-788-2590