Atlantic Power Corporation Announces December 2012 Common Share Dividend

Atlantic Power Corporation Announces December 2012 Common Share Dividend 
BOSTON, Dec. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Atlantic Power Corporation (TSX: ATP) (NYSE: AT) 
(the "Company" or "Atlantic Power") today announced its distribution for the 
month of December 2012.  A dividend of Cdn$0.09583 per common share will be 
payable on January 31, 2013 to holders of record at the close of business on 
December 31, 2012. 
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 may 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.  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 an approximately 300 MW wind project under 
construction in Oklahoma, which is expected to achieve commercial operation 
later this year and a 53 MW biomass project under construction in Georgia, 
which is expected to achieve commercial operation in the first quarter of 
2013. 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 $1.3 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. 
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements 
To the extent any statements made in this news release contain information 
that is not historical, these statements are forward-looking statements within 
the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and 
Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and 
forward-looking information as defined under Canadian securities law 
(collectively, "forward-looking statements"). 
Certain statements in this news release may constitute "forward-looking 
statements", which reflect the expectations of management regarding the future 
growth, results of operations, performance and business prospects and 
opportunities of the Company and its projects and other matters. These 
statements, which are based on certain assumptions and describe the Company's 
future plans, strategies and expectations, can generally be identified by the 
use of the words "may," "will," "project," "continue," "believe," "intend," 
"anticipate," "expect" or similar expressions that are predictions of or 
indicate future events or trends and which do not relate solely to present or 
historical matters. Examples of such statements in this press release include, 
but are not limited, to statements with respect to the expectations for the 
achievement of commercial operation of Atlantic Power's biomass project under 
construction in Georgia and its wind project under construction in Oklahoma. 
Forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties, should 
not be read as guarantees of future performance or results, and will not 
necessarily be accurate indications of whether or not or the times at or by 
which such performance or results will be achieved.  A number of factors could 
cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the 
forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the factors 
discussed under "Risk Factors" in the Company's periodic reports as filed with 
the Securities and Exchange Commission and applicable securities regulatory 
authorities in Canada from time to time. Although the forward-looking 
statements contained in this news release are based upon what are believed to 
be reasonable assumptions, investors cannot be assured that actual results 
will be consistent with these forward-looking statements, and the differences 
may be material.  These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of 
this news release and, except as expressly required by applicable law, the 
Company assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events 
or circumstances. 
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