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Canada : TransAlta to Issue $150 Million of Preferred Shares

August 7, 2014



TransAlta Corporation announced today that it has agreed to issue to a syndicate of underwriters led by RBC Capital Markets, CIBC and Scotiabank for distribution to the public 6,000,000 Cumulative Redeemable Rate Reset First Preferred Shares, Series G (the "Series G Shares"). The Series G Shares will be issued at a price of $25.00 per Series G Share, for aggregate gross proceeds of $150 million. Holders of the Series G Shares will be entitled to receive a cumulative quarterly fixed dividend yielding 5.30% annually for the initial period ending September 30, 2019. Thereafter, the dividend rate will be reset every five years at a rate equal to the 5-year Government of Canada bond yield plus 3.80%.

Holders of Series G Shares will have the right, at their option, to convert their shares into Cumulative Redeemable Floating Rate Reset First Preferred Shares, Series H (the "Series H Shares"), subject to certain conditions, on September 30, 2019 and on September 30 every five years thereafter. Holders of the Series H Shares will be entitled to receive cumulative quarterly floating dividends at a rate equal to the three-month Government of Canada Treasury Bill yield plus 3.80%.

TransAlta Corporation has granted the underwriters an option, exercisable in whole or in part prior to closing, to purchase up to an additional 2,000,000 Series G Shares at the same offering price. The Series G Shares will be offered by way of prospectus supplement under the short form base shelf prospectus of TransAlta Corporation dated December 9, 2013. The prospectus supplement will be filed with securities regulatory authorities in all provinces of Canada.

The net proceeds of the offering will be used for general corporate purposes in support of our business, to reduce short term indebtedness and to fund capital investments of the Corporation and its affiliates. The offering is expected to close on or about August 15, 2014. The preferred shares have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the US Securities Act ). They are being sold only outside the United States to non-U.S. Persons (as those terms are defined under Regulation S under the US Securities Act) and may not be reoffered, resold, pledged or otherwise transferred in the United States or to U.S. Persons except in compliance with the US Securities Act or in transactions exempt therefrom or not subject thereto.


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