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TransCanada Declares Quarterly Dividends

March 7, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada or the Company) announced that the Board of Directors (Board) of TransCanada declared a quarterly dividend of $0.48 per common share for the quarter ending March 31, 2014, on the Company's outstanding common shares. This is a four per cent increase over the $0.46 dividend per share paid in each of the previous four quarters. The common share dividend is payable on April 30, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 31, 2014.

The Board also declared the following regular dividends on TransCanada's preferred shares: A quarterly dividend of $0.2875 per share for the period up to but excluding March 31, 2014, on TransCanada's outstanding Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series 1. The dividend is payable on March 31, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 28, 2014. A quarterly dividend of $0.25 per share for the period up to but excluding March 31, 2014, on TransCanada's outstanding Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series 3. The dividend is payable on March 31, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 28, 2014. A quarterly dividend of $0.275 per share for the period up to but excluding April 30, 2014, on TransCanada's outstanding Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series 5. The dividend is payable on April 30, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 31, 2014. A quarterly dividend of $0.25 per share for the period up to but excluding April 30, 2014, on TransCanada's outstanding Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series 7. The dividend is payable on April 30, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 31, 2014. An initial dividend of $0.2911 per share for the period commencing January 20, 2014 up to but excluding April 30, 2014 on TransCanada's outstanding Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series 9. The dividend is payable on April 30, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 31, 2014.

These dividends are designated by TransCanada to be eligible dividends for purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada) and any similar provincial or territorial legislation. An enhanced dividend tax credit applies to eligible dividends paid to Canadian residents.

Common shares purchased with reinvested cash dividends under TransCanada's Dividend Reinvestment and Share Purchase Plan (DRP) will be acquired on the Toronto Stock Exchange at 100 per cent of the weighted average purchase price. The DRP is available for dividends payable on TransCanada's common and preferred shares.

With more than 60 years' experience, TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure including natural gas and oil pipelines, power generation and gas storage facilities. TransCanada operates a network of natural gas pipelines that extends more than 68,500 kilometres (42,500 miles), tapping into virtually all major gas supply basins in North America. TransCanada is one of the continent's largest providers of gas storage and related services with more than 400 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. A growing independent power producer, TransCanada owns or has interests in over 11,800 megawatts of power generation in Canada and the United States. TransCanada is developing one of North America's largest oil delivery systems. TransCanada's common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol TRP.

Keywords for this news article include: Energy, Oil & Gas, Utilities, Natural Gas.

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