TC PipeLines, LP

TC PipeLines, LP

January 17, 2008 16:32 ET

TC Pipelines, LP Increases Fourth Quarter Cash Distribution and Schedules Earnings Teleconference and Webcast

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 17, 2008) - TC PipeLines, LP (NASDAQ:TCLP) (the Partnership) today announced the board of directors of TC PipeLines GP, Inc., its general partner, has declared the Partnership's fourth quarter 2007 cash distribution in the amount of US$0.665 per unit, increasing the current annualized distribution from $2.64 per unit to $2.66 per unit. This distribution is payable on February 14, 2008 to unitholders of record as of January 31, 2008.

The cash distribution is the 35th consecutive quarterly distribution paid by the Partnership and represents an 11 per cent increase over the distribution declared for the fourth quarter 2006.

The Partnership will release its fourth quarter 2007 financial results after markets close on Thursday, February 21, 2008. Analysts, members of the public, the media and other interested parties are invited to participate in a teleconference and audio webcast on Friday, February 22, 2008 at 12 p.m. (Eastern). Mark Zimmerman, president of the general partner, will discuss the fourth quarter 2007 financial results and general developments and issues concerning the Partnership. To participate, please call (866) 542-4262. A replay of the conference call will also be available two hours after the conclusion of the call and until midnight, Friday, February 29, 2008, by dialing (800) 408-3053, then entering pass code 3248040#.

A live webcast of the conference call will also be available through the Partnership's website at An audio replay of the call will be maintained on the website.

TC PipeLines, LP is a publicly traded limited partnership. TC PipeLines, LP has interests in more than 3,600 miles of federally regulated U.S. interstate natural gas pipelines including Great Lakes Gas Transmission Limited Partnership (46.45 per cent ownership), Northern Border Pipeline Company (50 per cent ownership) and Tuscarora Gas Transmission Company (100 per cent ownership). Great Lakes is a 2,115-mile pipeline serving markets in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and eastern Canada. The 1,249-mile Northern Border Pipeline transports natural gas from the Montana-Saskatchewan border to markets in the midwestern United States. Tuscarora owns a 240-mile pipeline system that transports natural gas from Oregon where it interconnects to TransCanada's Gas Transmission Northwest System. TC PipeLines, LP is managed by its general partner, TC PipeLines GP, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of TransCanada Corporation. TC PipeLines GP, Inc., also holds common units of the Partnership. Common units of TC PipeLines, LP are quoted on the NASDAQ Stock Market and trade under the symbol "TCLP." For more information about TC PipeLines, LP, visit the Partnership's website at

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