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TransCanada Declares Quarterly Dividends

Friday, July 27, 2012

TransCanada Declares Quarterly Dividends08:40 EDT Friday, July 27, 2012CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 27, 2012) - TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) today announced that the Board of Directors (Board) of TransCanada declared a quarterly dividend of $0.44 per common share for the quarter ending September 30, 2012, on the Company's outstanding common shares. The common share dividend is payable on October 31, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 28, 2012.The Board also declared the following regular dividends on TransCanada's preferred shares:A quarterly dividend of $0.2875 per share for the period ending September 30, 2012, on TransCanada's outstanding Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series 1. The dividend is payable on September 28, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 31, 2012. A quarterly dividend of $0.25 per share for the period ending September 30, 2012, on TransCanada's outstanding Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series 3. The dividend is payable on September 28, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 31, 2012. A quarterly dividend of $0.275 per share for the period ending October 30, 2012, on TransCanada's outstanding Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series 5. The dividend is payable on October 30, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 28, 2012.In addition, the Board declared the following regular dividends on TransCanada PipeLines Limited (TCPL) preferred shares:Dividend Number 56 was declared on the outstanding Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares Series U in the amount of $0.70 per share for the period ending October 30, 2012. The dividend is payable on October 30, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 28, 2012. Dividend Number 55 was declared on the outstanding Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares Series Y in the amount of $0.70 per share for the period ending November 1, 2012. The dividend is payable on November 1, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 28, 2012.These dividends are designated by TransCanada and TCPL to be eligible dividends for purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada) and any similar provincial or territorial legislation. An enhanced dividend tax credit applies to eligible dividends paid to Canadian residents. Common shares purchased with reinvested cash dividends under TransCanada's Dividend Reinvestment and Share Purchase Plan (DRP) will be acquired on the Toronto Stock Exchange at 100 per cent of the five-day weighted average purchase price. The DRP is available for dividends payable on TransCanada's common and preferred shares and TCPL's preferred shares.With more than 60 years experience, TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure including natural gas and oil pipelines, power generation and gas storage facilities. TransCanada operates a network of natural gas pipelines that extends more than 68,500 kilometres (42,500 miles), tapping into virtually all major gas supply basins in North America. TransCanada is one of the continent's largest providers of gas storage and related services with approximately 380 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. A growing independent power producer, TransCanada owns or has interests in over 10,900 megawatts of power generation in Canada and the United States. TransCanada is developing one of North America's largest oil delivery systems. TransCanada's common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol TRP. For more information visit: www.transcanada.com or check us out on Twitter @TransCanada. Forward-Looking Information This news release may contain certain information that is forward-looking and is subject to important risks and uncertainties. The words "anticipate", "expect", "believe", "may", "should", "estimate", "project", "outlook", "forecast" or other similar words are used to identify such forward-looking information. Forward-looking statements in this document are intended to provide TransCanada security holders and potential investors with information regarding TransCanada and its subsidiaries, including management's assessment of TransCanada's and its subsidiaries' future financial and operational plans and outlook. Forward-looking statements in this document may include, among others, statements regarding the anticipated business prospects, projects and financial performance of TransCanada and its subsidiaries, expectations or projections about the future, strategies and goals for growth and expansion, expected and future cash flows, costs, schedules including anticipated construction and completion date, operating and financial results and expected impact of future commitments and contingent liabilities. All forward-looking statements reflect TransCanada's beliefs and assumptions based on information available at the time the statements were made. Actual results or events may differ from those predicted in these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among others, the ability of TransCanada to successfully implement its strategic initiatives and whether such strategic initiatives will yield the expected benefits, the operating performance of the Company's pipeline and energy assets, the availability and price of energy commodities, capacity payments, regulatory processes and decisions, changes in environmental and other laws and regulations, competitive factors in the pipeline and energy sectors, construction and completion of capital projects, labour, equipment and material costs, access to capital markets, interest and currency exchange rates, technological developments and economic conditions in North America. By its nature, forward-looking information is subject to various risks and uncertainties, which could cause TransCanada's actual results and experience to differ materially from the anticipated results or expectations expressed. Additional information on these and other factors is available in the reports filed by TransCanada with Canadian securities regulators and with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on this forward-looking information, which is given as of the date it is expressed in this news release or otherwise, and not to use future-oriented information or financial outlooks for anything other than their intended purpose. TransCanada undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Media Enquiries:TransCanada CorporationShawn Howard/Grady Semmens403.920.7859 or 800.608.7859ORInvestor & Analyst Enquiries:TransCanada CorporationDavid Moneta/Terry Hook/Lee Evans403.920.7911 or 800.361.6522