Atlantic Power Corporation Announces November 2012 Common Share Dividend

Atlantic Power Corporation Announces November 2012 Common Share Dividend 
BOSTON, Nov. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Atlantic Power Corporation (TSX: ATP) (NYSE: AT) 
(the "Company") today announced its distribution for the month of November 
2012.  A dividend of Cdn$0.09583 per common share will be payable on December 
31, 2012 to holders of record at the close of business on November 30, 2012. 
Dividend Reinvestment Plan 
On August 8, 2012, Atlantic Power announced the details of the Company's 
Dividend Reinvestment Plan ("DRIP" or the "Plan"). The DRIP allows eligible 
holders of Common Shares to reinvest their cash dividends (if, as and when 
declared by the Company's board of directors and paid) to acquire additional 
Common Shares of Atlantic Power at a 3% discount to market price, as defined 
in the Plan. 
All holders of Common Shares who are Canadian or U.S. residents are eligible 
to participate in the Plan.  Shareholders who wish to participate in the DRIP 
should contact their brokerage firm to enroll in the Plan. 
A complete copy of the DRIP and enrollment information is available in the 
"Investors" section of the Company's website 
Shareholders are urged to carefully read the complete Plan before making any 
decisions regarding their participation in the DRIP. 
Participation in the DRIP does not relieve shareholders of any liability for 
taxes that may be payable in respect of dividends that are reinvested in new 
Common Shares pursuant to the DRIP. Eligible shareholders interested in 
participating in the DRIP should consult their own tax advisors concerning the 
tax implications and consequences of their participation in the DRIP in their 
particular circumstances. 
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of 
an offer to buy securities in any jurisdiction. 
Tax Information for Shareholders 
Atlantic Power Corporation designates its dividend to be an "eligible 
dividend" pursuant to subsection 89(14) of the Income Tax Act (Canada) and its 
equivalent in any provinces of Canada. 
U.S. individual or other non-corporate taxpayers should be eligible for the 
reduced rate of tax currently applicable to "qualified dividends" provided 
that the investor meets the holding period and any other requirements. 
The Company's common share dividend is subject to a 25% withholding tax rate 
for holders that are not residents of Canada, which may be reduced pursuant to 
an applicable tax treaty.  The withholding tax rate is 15% for U.S.-resident 
holders that qualify for the benefits of the Canada – U.S. Income Tax 
Non-Canadian holders may be required by their brokers to complete a Form NR301 
(or an equivalent form) in order to demonstrate their entitlement to a 
treaty-reduced rate of withholding tax after December 31, 2012.  U.S. and 
other non-Canadian holders should consult their brokers about the requirement 
to provide such forms. 
U.S. individuals holding shares in taxable accounts may be eligible to receive 
a credit on their U.S. income tax return for this withholding tax.  U.S. 
individuals holding the Company's common shares in Individual Retirement 
Accounts ("IRAs") may be exempt from withholding tax pursuant to the Canada 
– U.S. Income Tax Convention. 
Taxpayers should always seek their own independent qualified professionals 
regarding the tax consequences of purchasing or owning common shares of the 
Company.  Individuals who believe the withholding tax exemption applies to 
their IRA should contact their broker to determine how to claim the exemption. 
About Atlantic Power Atlantic Power is a leading publicly traded, power 
generation and infrastructure company with a well-diversified portfolio of 
assets in the United States and Canada. The Company's power generation 
projects sell electricity to utilities and other large commercial customers 
under long-term power purchase agreements, which seek to minimize exposure to 
changes in commodity prices.  The net generating capacity of the Company's 
projects is approximately 2,117 MW, consisting of interests in 30 operational 
power generation projects across 11 states and 2 provinces and also an 
84-mile, 500 kilovolt electric transmission line located in California.  In 
addition, the Company has a 53 MW biomass project under construction in 
Georgia and an approximately 300 MW wind project under construction in 
Oklahoma, both of which are expected to achieve commercial operation later 
this year.  Atlantic Power also owns a majority interest in Rollcast Energy, a 
biomass power plant developer in Charlotte, NC.  Atlantic Power is 
incorporated in British Columbia, headquartered in Boston and has offices in 
Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver and San Diego. 
The Company's corporate strategy is to increase the value of the Company 
through accretive acquisitions in North American markets while generating 
stable, contracted cash flows from its existing assets to sustain its dividend 
payout to shareholders.  The Company's dividend is currently paid monthly at 
an annual rate of Cdn$1.15 per share. 
Atlantic Power has a market capitalization of approximately 1.4 billion and 
trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AT and on the Toronto 
Stock Exchange under the symbol ATP.  For more information, please visit the 
Company's website at or contact: 
Atlantic Power Corporation  Amanda Wagemaker, Investor Relations (617) 
Copies of financial data and other publicly filed documents are filed on SEDAR 
at or on EDGAR at under "Atlantic Power 
Corporation" or on the Company's website. 
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