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TransAlta shareholders approve all resolutions at the Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/30/14 -- TransAlta (TSX: TA)(NYSE: TAC) held its Annual and Special Meeting of shareholders on April 29, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta. A total of 113,288,469 common shares, representing 41.90% of the shares outstanding were represented in person and by proxy at the meeting. Shareholders in attendance at the meeting represented 72,662 common shares.

The following resolutions were approved by shareholders:

1. Election of Directors

The eleven director nominees proposed by management were elected by a show of hands. Proxies were received as follows:

Nominee                        Votes For    Percent     Withheld    Percent
William D. Anderson          103,485,911     94.54%    5,972,620      5.46%
Timothy W. Faithfull         104,122,599     95.13%    5,335,932      4.87%
Dawn L. Farrell              104,213,421     95.21%    5,245,110      4.79%
Alan J. Fohrer               104,447,906     95.42%    5,010,625      4.58%
Gordon D. Giffin              99,930,498     91.30%    9,528,033      8.70%
C. Kent Jespersen            100,072,012     91.42%    9,386,519      8.58%
Michael M. Kanovsky          104,392,635     95.37%    5,065,896      4.63%
Karen E. Maidment            104,402,256     95.38%    5,056,275      4.62%
Yakout Mansour               104,339,381     95.32%    5,119,150      4.68%
Georgia R. Nelson            104,322,664     95.31%    5,135,867      4.69%
Martha C. Piper              103,630,928     94.68%    5,827,603      5.32%

2. Appointment of Auditors

The Appointment of Ernst & Young LLP to serve as the independent auditors for 2014 was approved by a show of hands. Proxies were received as follows:

Votes For                   Percent            Withheld             Percent
111,689,849                  98.65%           1,525,958               1.35%

3. Confirming Amendments and Restatement of By-law No. 1

The ordinary resolution confirming the amendments and restatement of By-law Number 1 of the Corporation was approved by a show of hands. Proxies were received as follows:

Votes For                   Percent       Votes Against             Percent
104,804,677                  95.75%           4,648,512               4.25%

4. Confirming Adoption of Advance Notice By-law No. 2

The vote conducted by ballot, approved an ordinary resolution confirming a new by-law of the Corporation, By-law No. 2, adopting advance notice requirements for nomination of directors by shareholders. The results of the ballot were as follows:

Votes For                   Percent       Votes Against             Percent
103,520,637                  94.52%           5,997,094               5.48%

5. Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation

The vote conducted by ballot, approved, on an advisory basis, management's approach to executive compensation. The results of the ballot were as follows:

Votes For                   Percent       Votes Against             Percent
100,369,641                  91.65%           9,147,347               8.35%

TransAlta is a power generation and wholesale marketing company focused on creating long-term shareholder value. TransAlta maintains a low-to-moderate risk profile by operating a highly contracted portfolio of assets in Canada, the United States and Australia. TransAlta's focus is to efficiently operate wind, hydro, natural gas and coal facilities in order to provide customers with a reliable, low-cost source of power. For over 100 years, TransAlta has been a responsible operator and a proud contributor to the communities in which it works and lives. TransAlta has been selected by Sustainalytics as one of Canada's Top 50 Socially Responsible Companies since 2009 and is recognized globally for its leadership on sustainability and corporate responsibility standards by FTSE4Good.

Investor inquiries:
Brent Ward
Director, Corporate Finance and Investor Relations
Phone: 1-800-387-3598 in Canada and U.S.
Email: [email protected]

Media inquiries:
Stacey Hatcher
Manager, External Communications
Cell: 587-216-2242
Toll-free media number: 1-855-255-9184
Alternate local number: 403-267-2540

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