Atlantic Power Corporation Announces August 2014 Common Share Dividend

 Atlantic Power Corporation Announces August 2014 Common Share Dividend  BOSTON, Aug. 15, 2014 /CNW/ -- Atlantic Power Corporation (TSX: ATP) (NYSE:  AT) (the "Company" or "Atlantic Power") today announced its distribution for  the month of August 2014.  A dividend of Cdn$0.03333 per common share will be  payable on September 30, 2014 to holders of record at the close of business on  August 29, 2014.  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110809/NE49346LOGO  Tax Information for Shareholders  Atlantic Power Corporation designates its entire 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  Convention.  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 owns and operates a diverse fleet of power generation assets in  the United States and Canada.  Atlantic Power's power generation projects sell  electricity to utilities and other large commercial customers largely under  long-term power purchase agreements, which seek to minimize exposure to  changes in commodity prices.  Its power generation projects in operation have  an aggregate gross electric generation capacity of approximately 2,945 MW in  which its aggregate ownership interest is approximately 2,024 MW. Its current  portfolio consists of interests in twenty-eight operational power generation  projects across eleven states in the United States and two provinces in Canada.  Atlantic Power 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 www.atlanticpower.com or contact:  Atlantic Power Corporation  Amanda Wagemaker, Investor Relations (617)  977-2700  info@atlanticpower.com  Copies of financial data and other publicly filed documents are filed on SEDAR  at www.sedar.com or on EDGAR at www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml under "Atlantic Power  Corporation" or on the Company's website.  Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110809/NE49346LOGO    SOURCE  Atlantic Power Corporation  CO: Atlantic Power Corporation ST: Massachusetts NI: OIL UTI DIV  
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