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Advisory: TransAlta first quarter 2011 conference call and annual shareholder meeting

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Advisory: TransAlta first quarter 2011 conference call and annual shareholder meeting17:10 EDT Tuesday, April 05, 2011CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 5, 2011) - TransAlta Corporation (TSX:TA) (NYSE:TAC) will release its first quarter 2011 results before market open on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. 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). The media will be invited to ask questions following investors and analysts.Please contact the conference operator five minutes prior to the call, noting "TransAlta Corporation" as the company and "Jess Nieukerk" as moderator.Dial-in numbers:For local Toronto participants – 1-416-340-2216Toll-free North American participants – 1-866-226-1792A link to the live webcast will be available via TransAlta's website, www.transalta.com, under Web Casts & Conference Calls in the Investor Relations section. If you are unable to participate in the call, the instant replay is accessible at 1-800-408-3053 with TransAlta pass code 4883642. A transcript of the broadcast will be posted on TransAlta's website once it becomes available.On Thursday, April 28, TransAlta will hold its Annual Meeting of Shareholders at 11:00 a.m. Mountain (1:00 p.m. Eastern) at the Metropolitan Conference Centre, Grand Lecture Theatre, Calgary Alberta. The Annual Meeting will be broadcast via webcast and conference call. To access the broadcast, please visit www.transalta.com or use the dial-in information provided below.Dial-in number:Toll-free North American participants – 1-888-396-8049TransAlta 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 our biomass, geothermal, wind, hydro, natural gas and coal facilities in order to provide our customers with a reliable, low-cost source of power. For 100 years, TransAlta has been a responsible operator and a proud contributor to the communities where we work and live. TransAlta is recognized for its leadership on sustainability by the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, the FTSE4Good Index and the Jantzi Social Index. TransAlta is Canada's largest investor-owned renewable energy provider. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Bob KlagerTransAlta Corporation - Media inquiriesPublic Affairs(403) 267-7330robert_klager@transalta.comORJess NieukerkTransAlta Corporation - Investor inquiriesDirector, Investor Relations1-800-387-3598 in Canada and U.S.investor_relations@transalta.comwww.transalta.com