TransAlta Reports on Voting Results from the 2013 Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders

TransAlta Reports on Voting Results from the 2013 Annual and Special Meeting of 
Shareholders 
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/25/13 -- The Annual and
Special Meeting of Shareholders (the "Meeting") of TransAlta
Corporation ("TransAlta" or the "Corporation") (TSX:TA) (NYSE:TAC)
was held on April 23, 2013 in Calgary, Alberta. Each of the matters
voted upon at the Meeting is discussed in detail in the Corporation's
Management Proxy Circular dated March 5, 2013, which can be found on
TransAlta's website: http://www.transalta.com/investor-centre/reports
-and-filings/transalta-corporation/mgmt-proxy-circs.The voting results for each 
matter presented at the Meeting are
provided below: 
The total number of shares represented by shareholders present in
person and by proxy at the meeting was 95,884,818, representing
37.10% of the Corporation's outstanding shares. Shareholders in
attendance at the meeting represented 165,880 shares.  


 
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        89,682,152       97.00%    2,774,277        3.00%
Timothy W. Faithfull       90,459,815       97.84%    1,996,614        2.16%
Dawn L. Farrell            90,722,963       98.13%    1,733,466        1.87%
Alan J. Fohrer             90,634,733       98.03%    1,821,196        1.97%
Gordon D. Giffin           89,576,104       96.88%    2,881,225        3.12%
C. Kent Jespersen          88,767,420       96.01%    3,688,805        3.99%
Michael M. Kanovsky        90,809,004       98.22%    1,647,425        1.78%
Gordon S. Lackenbauer      90,645,440       98.04%    1,809,989        1.96%
Karen E. Maidment          90,634,388       98.03%    1,822,041        1.97%
Yakout Mansour             90,690,954       98.09%    1,766,078        1.91%
Martha C. Piper            90,291,484       97.66%    2,164,945        2.34%
 
2.  Appointment of Auditors

 
The Appointment of Ernst & Young LLP to serve as the independent
auditors for 2013 was approved by a show of hands. Proxies were
received as follo
ws: 


 
Votes For                      Percent           Withheld            Percent
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
93,928,144                      98.13%          1,790,794              1.87%
 
3.  Continuation of Shareholder Rights Plan

 
The vote conducted by ballot, approved the resolution continuing,
ratifying, confirming and approving the Shareholder Rights Plan. The
results of the ballot were as follows: 


 
Votes For                      Percent      Votes Against            Percent
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
77,917,462                      84.17%         14,656,216             15.83%
 
4.  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
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                      7.87% 
85,283,991                      92.13%          7,283,908                   

 
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 geothermal, 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 Jantzi-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. TransAlta is Canada's largest investor-owned renewable
energy provider.
Contacts:
TransAlta Corporation - Investor inquiries:
Brent Ward
Director, Corporate Finance and Investor Relations
1-800-387-3598 in Canada and U.S.
investor_relations@transalta.com 
TransAlta Corporation - Media inquiries:
Stacey Hatcher
Senior Corporate Relations Advisor
Cell: 587-216-2242
Toll-free media number: 1-855-255-9184
Alternate local number: 403-267-2540