TransAlta:ISS和玻璃刘易斯​​推荐股东投票支持所有TransAlta董事候选人和管理建议

2019年4月12日

卡尔加里,2019年4月12日 - TransAl威廉希尔ta公司(“TransAlta”或“公司”)(多伦多证券交易所代码:TA)(NYSE:TAC)今天宣布,领先的独立代理咨询公司,机构股东服务公司(简称“ISS”)和玻璃, Lewis & Co (“Glass Lewis”), both issued final reports recommending that shareholders vote FOR all TransAlta management proposals, including director nominees, being presented at the Company’s upcoming shareholders’ meeting.

无论ISS和玻璃刘易斯​​建议股东投票支持所有TransAlta董事候选人的选举,包括新的被提名人罗伯特的Flexon,哈利Goldgut和理查德Legault。此外,ISS和玻璃刘易斯​​建议股东投票支持该公司核数师的重新委任,本公司的修订,在“新一代”股东权利的连续性计划和顾问说,在支付票对公司的做法高管薪酬。

“随着来自ISS和玻璃刘易斯​​积极的建议,股东可以感受到他们的投票我们推荐的提名充满信心,”大使戈登·吉芬,TransAlta公司董事会主席表示。“我们将继续带来新的见解和专业知识,我们的董事会,并继续致力于为所有股东创造价值。我们已经建立了一个委员会,其技能和经验,以监督TransAlta的改造和公司的成功作为清洁能源的领导者地位。”

在作出决定时,ISS指出的积极市场反应布鲁克菲尔德的事务,并评论说:

“一些由持不同政见者,包括缺乏股东大会批准和公正的意见中列出的问题,也都在加拿大市场不寻常的这种规模的交易...

股东可以合理地欣赏关于补充披露过程中,条款和布鲁克菲尔德的投资时机 - 这可以减轻任何顾虑是否为TransAlta的水电资产的板价值最大化 - 特别是在布鲁克菲尔德漫长的投票协议的光。Nonetheless, considering the board’s reasonable efforts to reach a settlement with the dissidents, the positive market reaction to the announcement of the transaction, and public support from TransAlta’s largest shareholder, there does not appear to be sufficient evidence at this time that would warrant votes against the incumbent directors.”

除了建议股东投票支持所有的管理建议,玻璃刘易斯​​说,股东应当牢记以下几点:

“Brookfield’s recent investment was informed by extensive prior discussion and due diligence over the past three years with Brookfield (and other potential investors) aimed at a wide range of strategies for enhancing the long-term value and potential of the Company’s hydro and coal assets, as well as the value of the Company as a whole, including through potential sale transactions… The [Brookfield] partnership is expected to maximize the value of the Company’s hydro assets and create long-term shareholder value.”

表决BLUE代理今天

TransAlta’s annual and special shareholders’ meeting (the “Meeting”) will take place on April 26, 2019. TransAlta asks shareholders to read the Company’s management proxy circular dated March 26, 2019 (the “Circular”) carefully and to vote the BLUE proxy FOR all 12 TransAlta director nominees at our upcoming Meeting. Shareholder support is critical as we work to build a foundation for long-term, sustainable value creation as a leading clean energy company.

该通函的副本可从网站www.sedar.com公司SEDAR轮廓和在www.sec.gov公司EDGAR简介下载。该通知也可在TransAlta的网站。

FOR TransAlta的董事候选人进行投票表决将是实现TransAlta的多样化和优质资产的价值几十年来,一票有经验的一票,并在上攻TransAlta的参与董事会和投票份额。成为选民是快速和容易。为了支持TransAlta的董事会,你的投票蓝色代理或投票指示表格今天。

If you have any questions about the Meeting, please contact Kingsdale Advisors, TransAlta’s strategic shareholder advisor and proxy solicitation agent, by telephone at 1-877-659-1820 (toll-free in North America) or 1-416-867-2272 (collect outside North America) or by email atcontactus@kingsdaleadvisors.com

关于Tran威廉希尔sAlta公司

TransAlta拥有,经营和开发在加拿大,美国和澳大利亚的发电资产多样化的船队,重点是长期的股东价值。我们提供直辖市,中型和大型行业,企业和公共事业客户干净,价格实惠,节能高效,可靠的电源。今天,我们是加拿大最大的风电和阿尔伯塔省最大的水力发电生产商的生产商之一。100多年来,TransAlta一直是一个负责任的经营者和自豪的社区成员,其中员工工作和生活。TransAlta对齐与联合国可持续发展目标的企业的目标,我们已经通过CDP(前身气候披露项目)作为气候变化管理的行业领导者的认可。我们也自豪地由加拿大理事会原住民业务已经实现了银平标准杆(渐进原住民关系)指定。

有关TransAlta的更多信息,请访问我们的www.www.elan-2.com网站。

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本新闻稿可能包含前瞻性陈述和适用的证券法所指的前瞻性信息。使用任何的“预期”,“预计”,“继续”,“估计”,“可能”,“将要”,“计划”,“应该”,“建议”,“计划”,“打算”和类似表达旨在识别前瞻性信息和陈述。更具体地,但不限于,本新闻稿中可能包含前瞻性声明和有关信息:在2019年会议的时机,业务和预期成果;的性质,时间和现有的或潜在的诉讼或监管程序的影响;投资由Brookfield可再生合作伙伴及其合作机构(“布鲁克菲尔德”)和本公司及其股东预期利益;投资的能力增强了公司的财务状况和执行其战略;公司的战略,计划和优先事项;本公司董事候选人向理事会会议任命;本公司与布氏或其关联公司及其他股东的关系; and the expected timing, costs and benefits of the strategic investment by and partnership with Brookfield or its affiliates. These statements are based on TransAlta’s belief and assumptions based on information available at the time the assumptions were made, including assumptions pertaining to: the election of the Company’s proposed director nominees and outcome of other items to be voted upon at the Meeting; ISS and Glass Lewis’s voting recommendations; the Company’s ability to successfully defend against any existing or potential legal actions or regulatory proceedings; the closing of the Brookfield investment occurring and other risks to the Brookfield investment not materializing; no significant changes to regulatory, securities, credit or market environments; the anticipated Alberta capacity market framework in the future; our ownership of or relationship with TransAlta Renewables Inc. not materially changing; the Alberta hydro assets achieving their anticipated value, cash flows and adjusted EBITDA; the anticipated benefits and financial results generated on the coal-to-gas conversion and the Company’s other strategies; the Company’s and Mangrove’s/Bluescape’s strategies and plans; no significant changes in applicable laws; and risks associated with the impact of the Brookfield investment on the Company’s shareholders, debtholders and credit ratings. The forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual performance, events or results to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Some of the factors that could cause such differences include: the failure of the Company’s director nominees to be elected at the Meeting; the failure of the Company to obtain approval for other items of business at the Meeting; changes in the recommendations of ISS or Glass Lewis; the failure of the Brookfield investment to close; the outcomes of existing or potential legal actions or regulatory proceedings not being as anticipated, including those pertaining to the Meeting and the Brookfield investment; the appointment of any slate of directors proposed by Mangrove/Bluescape and the subsequent termination of the Brookfield investment by the Company; changes in our relationship with Brookfield; changes in our relationship with other shareholders; our Alberta hydro assets not achieving their anticipated value, cash flows or adjusted EBITDA; the Brookfield investment not resulting in the expected benefits for the Company and its shareholders; the inability to complete share buy-backs within the timeline or on the terms anticipated or at all; and other risks and uncertainties contained in the Company’s Circular dated March 26, 2019 and its Annual Information Form and Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2018, filed under the Company’s profile with the Canadian securities regulators onwww.sedar.com和美国证券交易委员会www.sec.gov。敬告读者不要对这些前瞻性声明或前瞻性信息,反映TransAlta的预期仅为本新闻发布之日的过分依赖。在这些风险,不确定性和假设的影响,该前瞻性声明可能发生在不同程度上或比我们所描述的,或在所有可能不会出现不同的时间。TransAlta不承担任何意图或义务更新或修改这些前瞻性声明,无论是由于新信息,未来事件或其他情况,除非法律要求的结果。

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