TransAlta来响应红树林合作伙伴的新闻稿

2019年4月11日

卡尔加里,2019 4月11日 - 为应对红树林合作伙伴新闻发布会上,TransAlta公司(‘TransAlta’或‘公司’)(多伦多证券交易所代码威廉希尔:TA)(NYSE:TAC)今天发表了如下声明:

TransAlta矗立在布鲁克菲尔德的投资和战略合作伙伴关系,并坚持谈判,并决定与交易进行适当的治理实践。董事会和特别委员会坚信它是在公司及其股东和其他利益相关者的最佳利益。我们的许多大股东的同意。在我们这周的主要机构股东的谈话中,我们不断听到股东都支持布氏战略合作伙伴关系和投资。

TransAlta遵循谈判,并决定通过独立意见,委员会,股东咨询和广泛的审查的所有常规功能与布鲁克菲尔德交易进行良好的治理过程。We also went out of our way to enhance shareholder democracy with respect to a transaction that does not require a shareholder vote, including facilitating Mangrove’s ability to object to the transaction, by offering a “governance out” that would allow the TransAlta Board to postpone closing and exit the deal if two or more directors not nominated by management are elected at the upcoming shareholders’ meeting, and by granting Mangrove a 10-day extension to accommodate its express desire to nominate dissident directors.

相比之下,红树林及其合资演员,Bluescape能源合作伙伴,都提供股东一无所获。他们通过新闻稿进行无价值的指控,我们认为什么是一个同样无价值应用两个加拿大证券委员会的。他们提供的股东没有选择,没有发言权,没有替代的价值创造计划。

我们鼓励所有股东和利益相关方审查包含在我们的代理通告和我们的网站上我们广泛的披露。

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.elan-2.com网站。

前瞻性声明

本新闻稿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,本新闻稿也包括前瞻性声明和有关信息:在2019年股东大会的时机,业务和预期成果,包括作为红树林或Bluescape行动的结果;的性质,时间和现有的或潜在的诉讼或监管程序,包括那些由红树林发起冲击;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;本公司董事候选人董事会在股东大会任命;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 2019 shareholders’ meeting; the Company’s ability to successfully defend against 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 any of the Company’s director nominees to be elected at the shareholders’ meeting; the failure of the Company to obtain approval for other items of business at the shareholders’ meeting; 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 shareholders’ meeting and the Brookfield investment; the impact of any withhold campaign or 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 Management Proxy 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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