|By Marketwired .||
|May 5, 2014 12:38 PM EDT||
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/05/14 -- The Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the "Meeting") of TransAlta Renewables Inc. ("TransAlta Renewables" or the "Corporation") (TSX:RNW) was held on May 2, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta. A total of 102,966,260 common shares, representing 89.8% of the Corporation's outstanding common shares were represented in person and by proxy at the Meeting. Shareholders in attendance at the Meeting represented 1,950 common shares.
1. Election of Directors
The six director nominees proposed by management were elected by a show of hands. Proxies were received as follows:
Nominee Votes For Percent Withheld Percent ---------------------------------------------------------------------- David D. Drinkwater 102,412,587 99.64% 365,917 0.36% Brett M. Gellner 97,924,433 95.28% 4,854,071 4.72% Allen R. Hagerman 102,641,583 99.87% 136,921 0.13% Cynthia Johnston 97,925,233 95.28% 4,853,271 4.72% Kathryn A.B. McQuade 102,627,243 99.85% 151,261 0.15% Paul H.E. Taylor 97,912,397 95.27% 4,866,107 4.73% 2. Appointment of Auditors
The Appointment of Ernst & Young LLP to serve as the independent auditors for 2014 was approved by a show of hands. Proxies were received as follows:
Votes For Percent Withheld Percent ---------------------------------------------- 102,946,910 99.98% 17,400 0.02%
About TransAlta Renewables
TransAlta Renewables owns 29 wind and hydroelectric power generation facilities, having an aggregate installed generating capacity of 1,376 MW, in which it holds a net ownership interest of approximately 1,255 MW. TransAlta Renewables' power generating capacity is among the largest of any publicly-traded renewable independent power producer ("IPP") in Canada, with more wind power generating capacity than any other Canadian publicly-traded IPP. TransAlta Renewables' strategy is focused on the efficient operation of its portfolio of renewable power generation assets and expanding its asset base through the acquisition of additional renewable power generation facilities in operation or under construction. TransAlta Renewables objective is to (i) create stable, consistent returns for investors through the ownership of contracted renewable power generation assets that provide stable cash flow through long-term power purchase agreements with creditworthy counterparties, including TransAlta; (ii) pursue and capitalize on strategic growth opportunities in the renewable power generation sector; and (iii) pay out a portion of cash available for distribution to the shareholders of TransAlta Renewables on a monthly basis.
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