TransAlta Corporation

TransAlta Corporation

October 18, 2005 10:00 ET

TransAlta's third quarter conference call- October 20, 2005

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 18, 2005) - TransAlta Corporation (TSX:TA) (NYSE:TAC) will release its third quarter 2005 results on October 20, 2005 at 7 a.m. Mountain Time (9 a.m. ET). A conference call and Web cast to discuss the results will be held for analysts and members of the media the same day beginning at 9 a.m. Mountain (11 a.m. ET).

The call will begin with a short address by Steve Snyder, President and CEO and Ian Bourne, Executive Vice-President and CFO, followed by a question and answer period for investment analysts. A question and answer period for the media will immediately follow.

Please contact the conference operator five minutes prior to the call, noting "TransAlta Corporation" as the company and moderator "Daniel Pigeon".

Dial-in numbers:
For local Toronto participants - (416) 883-0139
Toll-free North American participants - 1-888-458-1598
Participant pass code: 26326#

Questions can also be asked via Web cast, at If you are unable to participate in the call, the instant replay is accessible at 1-877-653-0545 with TransAlta pass code 292937#. An archived recording of the call and a transcript will be posted on TransAlta's site approximately one day after the conference call.

Note: If using a hands-free phone, lift the handset and press one to ask a question.

TransAlta is a power generation and wholesale marketing company focused on creating long-term shareholder value. We maintain a low-risk profile for investors by operating a highly contracted portfolio of assets in Canada, the U.S., 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 more than 90 years, we've been a responsible operator and a proud contributor to the communities where we work and live.

Contact Information

  • TransAlta Corporation - Media inquiries
    Sneh Seetal
    Sr. Advisor, Media Relations
    Phone: (403) 267-7330
    Pager: (403) 213-7041
    TransAlta Corporation - Investor inquiries
    Daniel J. Pigeon
    Director, Investor Relations
    Phone: (403) 267-2520 or 1-800-387-3598 in Canada and U.S.
    (403) 267-2590 (FAX)