TransAlta Corporation

TransAlta Corporation

April 23, 2008 18:30 ET

TransAlta declares dividend

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 23, 2008) - TransAlta Corporation (TSX:TA) (NYSE:TAC) today declared a dividend of $0.27 per share on common shares payable July 1, 2008 to shareholders of record at the close of business June 1, 2008.

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TransAlta is a power generation and wholesale marketing company focused on creating long-term shareholder value. We maintain a low-risk profile by operating a highly contracted portfolio of assets in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Australia. Our focus is to efficiently operate our coal-fired, gas-fired, hydro and renewable facilities in order to provide our customers with a reliable, low-cost source of power. For nearly 100 years, we've been a responsible operator and a proud contributor to the communities where we work and live.

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