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TransCanada Declares Quarterly Dividends


TransCanada Declares Quarterly Dividends

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/30/12 -- TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada or the Company) today announced that the Board of Directors (Board) of TransCanada declared a quarterly dividend of $0.44 per common share for the quarter ending December 31, 2012, on the Company's outstanding common shares. The common share dividend is payable on January 31, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2012.

The Board also declared the following regular dividends on TransCanada's preferred shares:


 
--  A quarterly dividend of $0.2875 per share for the period ending December
    31, 2012, on TransCanada's outstanding Cumulative Redeemable First
    Preferred Shares, Series 1. The dividend is payable on December 31,
    2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 30,
    2012. 
--  A quarterly dividend of $0.25 per share for the period ending December
    31, 2012, on TransCanada's outstanding Cumulative Redeemable First
    Preferred Shares, Series 3. The dividend is payable on December 31,
    2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 30,
    2012. 
--  A quarterly dividend of $0.275 per share for the period ending January
    30, 2013, on TransCanada's outstanding Cumulative Redeemable First
    Preferred Shares, Series 5. The dividend is payable on January 30, 2013,
    to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2012.

In addition, the Board declared the following regular dividends on TransCanada PipeLines Limited (TCPL) preferred shares:


 
--  A quarterly dividend of $0.70 per share for the period ending January
    30, 2013, was declared on the outstanding Cumulative Redeemable First
    Preferred Shares Series U. The dividend is payable on January 30, 2013,
    to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2012.
--  A quarterly dividend of $0.70 per share for the period ending February
    1, 2013, was declared on the outstanding Cumulative Redeemable First
    Preferred Shares Series Y. The dividend is payable on February 1, 2013,
    to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2012.

These dividends are designated by TransCanada and TCP L to be eligible dividends for purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada) and any similar provincial or territorial legislation. An enhanced dividend tax credit applies to eligible dividends paid to Canadian residents.

Common shares purchased with reinvested cash dividends under TransCanada's Dividend Reinvestment and Share Purchase Plan (DRP) will be acquired on the Toronto Stock Exchange at 100 per cent of the five-day weighted average purchase price. The DRP is available for dividends payable on TransCanada's common and preferred shares and TCPL's preferred shares.

With more than 60 years' experience, TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure, including natural gas and oil pipelines, power generation and gas storage facilities. TransCanada operates a network of natural gas pipelines that extends more than 68,500 kilometres (42,500 miles), tapping into virtually all major gas supply basins in North America. TransCanada is one of the continent's largest providers of gas storage and related services with approximately 380-billion cubic feet of storage capacity. A growing independent power producer, TransCanada owns or has interests in more than 10,900 megawatts of power generation in Canada and the United States. TransCanada is developing one of North America's largest oil delivery systems. TransCanada's common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol TRP. For more information visit: www.transcanada.com/ or check us out on Twitter @TransCanada.

Forward-Looking Information

This publication contains certain information that is forward-looking and is subject to important risks and uncertainties (such statements are usually accompanied by words such as "anticipate", "expect", "would" or other similar words). Forward-looking statements in this document are intended to provide TransCanada security holders and potential investors with information regarding TransCanada and its subsidiaries, including management's assessment of TransCanada's and its subsidiaries' future financial and operation plans and outlook. All forward-looking statements reflect TransCanada's beliefs and assumptions based on information available at the time the statements were made. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on this forward-looking information. TransCanada undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information except as required by law. For additional information on the assumptions made, and the risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ from the anticipated results, refer to TransCanada's Management's Discussion and Analysis filed February 15, 2012 under TransCanada's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and other reports filed by TransCanada with Canadian securities regulators and with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Contacts: TransCanada Media Enquiries: Shawn Howard/Grady Semmens 403.920.7859 or Toll Free: 800.608.7859

TransCanada Investor & Analyst Enquiries: David Moneta/Terry Hook/Lee Evans 403.920.7911 or Toll Free: 800.361.6522 www.transcanada.com

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