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Press release from CNW Group

Capital Power Announces Closing of C$125 Million Offering of 4.60% Cumulative Rate Reset Preferred Shares

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Capital Power Announces Closing of C$125 Million Offering of 4.60% Cumulative Rate Reset Preferred Shares10:14 EST Thursday, December 16, 2010/NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION INTO THE UNITED STATES OR TO UNITED STATES WIRE SERVICES/EDMONTON, Dec. 16 /CNW/ - Capital Power Corporation ("Capital Power") (TSX:CPX) is pleased to announce today that it has closed its previously announced offering of 5,000,000 Cumulative Rate Reset Preference Shares, Series 1 (the "Series 1 Shares") at a price of $25 per Series 1 Share (the "Offering") for aggregate gross proceeds of $125 million on a bought deal basis with a syndicate of underwriters, led by TD Securities Inc. and RBC Capital Markets.The Series 1 Shares have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale of the securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.About Capital Power CorporationCapital Power is a growth-oriented North American independent power producer, building on more than a century of innovation and reliable performance. The company's vision is to be recognized as one of North America's most respected, reliable and competitive power generators. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Capital Power has interests in 32 facilities in Canada and the U.S. totaling nearly 3,800 megawatts of generation capacity. Capital Power and its subsidiaries develop, acquire and optimize power generation from a wide range of energy sources. The company's web site can be accessed at www.capitalpower.com.For further information: Media Relations:Mike Long(780) 392-5207mlong@capitalpower.comORInvestor Relations:Randy Mah(780) 392-5305 or (866) 896-4636 (toll-free)investor@capitalpower.com