TransCanada Announces the Appointment of a New Independent Director

TransCanada Announces the Appointment of a New Independent Director 
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/13/13 -- The Board of
Directors of TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP)
(TransCanada) today announced the appointment of a new independent
director, Ms. Mary Pat Salomone, effective February 12, 2013.  
"On behalf of the Board of Directors of TransCanada, I am very
pleased to welcome Ms. Salomone to this appointment as her business
acumen will help guide the company's exciting projects and growth
plans," said Barry Jackson, Chair, TransCanada. "We look forward to
drawing on her extensive experience in the energy and utilities
industry, including health, safety and environment, operations and
engineering in addition to her knowledge of organizational
leadership." 
Ms. Salomone has been the Senior Vice President & Chief Operating
Officer of The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) since 2010. Prior to
that, she served as manager of business development and manager of
strategic acquisitions for B&W Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. From
1998 through December 2007, Ms. Salomone served as an officer of
Marine Mechanical Corporation, which B&W acquired in 2007, including
her term as president and chief executive officer from 2001 through
2007.  
Ms. Salomone also serves on the Board of Directors of the Naval
Submarine League and is a member of the Advisory Board for the School
of Engineering at the University of Akron and the Advisory Board for
the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at
the Youngstown State University. Ms. Salomone served on the Board of
Directors of United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) from
December 2011 to October 2012. She was formerly a member of the
Governor's Workforce Policy Advisory Board in Ohio and the Ohio
Employee Ownership Center, and served on the board of Cleveland's
Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (MAGNET). 
Ms. Salomone has a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from
Youngstown State University and a Master of Business Administration
from Baldwin Wallace College. Ms. Salomone completed the Advanced
Management Program at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business in
2011. 
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 more than 400
billion cubic feet of storage capacity. A growing independent power
producer, TransCanada owns or has interests in over 11,800 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 or
http://blog.transcanada.com.  
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 http://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 800.608.7859 
TransCanada
Investor & Analyst Enquiries:
David Moneta/Lee Evans
403.920.7911 or 800.361.6522
www.transcanada.com