Advisory: TransAlta Holds Annual Investor Day; Confirms Release Date of Third Quarter 2008 Results

Oct 2, 2008

CALGARY, Alberta (Oct. 2, 2008) – TransAlta Corporation (TSX:TA;NYSE:TAC) will host its annual Investor Day on Monday, Oct. 6 in Toronto from 9:00 a.m. to noon (Eastern). At this meeting, members of TransAlta’s executive leadership team will provide investors with a comprehensive review of its growth strategy and financial outlook.

Investor Day

Links to the webcast and presentation slides will be available at the start of the presentation via TransAlta’s website, www.transalta.com, under Webcasts in the Investor Relations section. A recording of the webcast will also be available on the TransAlta website following the presentation.

Dial in number (Investor Day)

  • Toll-free North American participants 1-800-733-7560

Q3 Results and Conference Call

TransAlta also confirmed today it will release its third quarter 2008 results before market open on Thursday, Oct 30. A conference call and webcast to discuss the results will be held for investors, analysts, members of the media and other interested parties the same day beginning at 9:00 a.m. Mountain (11:00 a.m. Eastern).

Please contact the conference operator five minutes prior to the call, noting “TransAlta Corporation” as the company and “Jennifer Pierce” as moderator.

Dial-in numbers (Q3 Results):

  • For local Calgary participants – 403-269-4703
  • For local Toronto participants – 416-883-7132
  • Toll-free North American participants – 1-888-205-4499
  • Participant pass code – 26326#

A link to the live webcast will be available via TransAlta’s website, www.transalta.com, under Web Casts in the Investor Relations section. If you are unable to participate in the call, the instant replay is accessible at 1-877-245-4531 with TransAlta pass code 722775#. A transcript of the broadcast will be posted on TransAlta’s website once it becomes available.


TransAlta is a power generation and wholesale marketing company focused on creating long-term shareholder value. We maintain a low-risk profile by operating a highly contracted portfolio of assets in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Australia. Our focus is to efficiently operate our coal-fired, gas-fired, hydro and renewable facilities in order to provide our customers with a reliable, low-cost source of power. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been a responsible operator and a proud contributor to the communities where we work and live.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the business and anticipated financial performance of TransAlta Corporation. These statements are based on TransAlta Corporation’s belief and assumptions based on information available at the time the assumption was made. These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Some of the factors that could cause such differences include legislative or regulatory developments, competition, global capital markets activity, changes in prevailing interest rates, currency exchange rates, inflation levels and general economic conditions in geographic areas where TransAlta Corporation operates.

Note: All financial figures are in Canadian dollars unless noted otherwise.

For more information:

Media Inquiries:

Michael Lawrence
Manager, External Relations
Phone: (403) 267-7330
Email: michael_lawrence@transalta.com

Investor Inquiries:

Jennifer Pierce
Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations
Phone: (403) 267-7622
Fax: (403) 267-2590
Email: investor_relations@transalta.com

Jess Nieukerk
Manager, Investor Relations
Phone: (403) 267-3607
Email: jess_nieukerk@transalta.com