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Advisory: TransAlta third quarter 2012 results and conference call

Friday, October 05, 2012

Advisory: TransAlta third quarter 2012 results and conference call12:14 EDT Friday, October 05, 2012CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 5, 2012) - TransAlta Corporation (TSX:TA) (NYSE:TAC) will release its third quarter 2012 results before market open on Friday, October 26th, 2012. 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: Toll-free North American participants call: 1-800-319-4610Outside of Canada & USA call: 1-604-638-5340A 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 1-604-638-9010 with TransAlta pass code 2231 followed by the # sign. 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. 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, wind, hydro, geothermal, 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: Jess NieukerkTransAlta - Investor Inquiries:Director, Investor Relations1-800-387-3598 in Canada and U.S.investor_relations@transalta.comORMedia RelationsTransAlta - Media Inquiries:1 403-267-3999www.transalta.com