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TransAlta to speak at the CIBC World Markets Whistler Institutional Investor Conference

Monday, January 21, 2013

TransAlta to speak at the CIBC World Markets Whistler Institutional Investor Conference16:09 EST Monday, January 21, 2013CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 21, 2013) - Dawn Farrell, TransAlta Corporation's (TSX:TA) (NYSE:TAC) President and Chief Executive Officer, will speak at the CIBC World Markets 16th Annual Whistler Institutional Investor Conference in Whistler British Columbia on Jan. 24, 2013 at approximately 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time, 9:00 a.m. Mountain Time.A link to the web cast will be available on the Investor Centre section of TransAlta's website at 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 geothermal, wind, hydro, natural gas and coal facilities in order to provide customers with a reliable, low-cost source of power. For over 100 years, TransAlta has been a responsible operator and a proud contributor to the communities in which it works and lives. TransAlta has been selected by Jantzi-Sustainalytics as one of Canada's Top 50 Socially Responsible Companies since 2009 and is recognized globally for its leadership on sustainability and corporate responsibility standards by FTSE4Good. TransAlta is Canada's largest investor-owned renewable energy provider.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact Information: Media Inquiries:Stacey HatcherSenior Corporate Relations AdvisorToll-free media number: 1-855-255-9184Cell: 587-216-2242Local number: 403-267-2540Investor Inquiries:Jess NieukerkDirector, Investor Relations1 800-387-3598 in Canada and