TransCanada Declares Quarterly Dividends

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CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - May 1, 2015) - TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada or the Company) today announced that the Board of Directors (Board) of TransCanada declared a quarterly dividend of $0.52 per common share for the quarter ending June 30, 2015, on the Company's outstanding common shares. The common share dividend is payable on July 31, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of June 30, 2015.

The Board also declared the following regular dividends on TransCanada's preferred shares:

  • A quarterly dividend of $0.204125 per share for the period up to but excluding June 30, 2015, on TransCanada's outstanding Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series 1. The dividend is payable on June 30, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 1, 2015.
  • A quarterly dividend of $0.148778767 per share for the period up to but excluding June 30, 2015, on TransCanada's outstanding Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series 2. The dividend is payable on June 30, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 1, 2015.
  • A quarterly dividend of $0.25 per share for the period up to but excluding June 30, 2015, on TransCanada's outstanding Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series 3. The dividend is payable on June 30, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 1, 2015.
  • A quarterly dividend of $0.275 per share for the period up to but excluding July 30, 2015 on TransCanada's outstanding Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series 5. The dividend is payable on July 30, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 30, 2015.
  • A quarterly dividend of $0.25 per share for the period up to but excluding July 30, 2015, on TransCanada's outstanding Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series 7. The dividend is payable on July 30, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 30, 2015.
  • A quarterly dividend of $0.265625 per share for the period up to but excluding July 30, 2015, on TransCanada's outstanding Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series 9. The dividend is payable on July 30, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 30, 2015.
  • An initial dividend of $0.2290 per share for the period commencing March 2, 2015 up to but excluding May 29, 2015, on TransCanada's outstanding Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series 11. The dividend is payable on May 29, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 12, 2015.

These dividends are designated by TransCanada to be eligible dividends for purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada) and any similar provincial or territorial legislation. An enhanced dividend tax credit applies to eligible dividends paid to Canadian residents.

Common shares purchased with reinvested cash dividends under TransCanada's Dividend Reinvestment and Share Purchase Plan (DRP) will be acquired on the Toronto Stock Exchange at 100 per cent of the weighted average purchase price. The DRP is available for dividends payable on TransCanada's common and preferred shares.

With more than 60 years' experience, TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure including natural gas and liquids pipelines, power generation and gas storage facilities. TransCanada operates a network of natural gas pipelines that extends more than 68,000 kilometres (42,100 miles), tapping into virtually all major gas supply basins in North America. TransCanada is one of the continent's largest providers of gas storage and related services with more than 368 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. A growing independent power producer, TransCanada owns or has interests in over 10,900 megawatts of power generation in Canada and the United States. TransCanada is developing one of North America's largest oil delivery systems. TransCanada's common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol TRP. For more information visit: www.transcanada.com or check us out on Twitter @TransCanada or http://blog.transcanada.com.

FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION

This publication contains certain information that is forward-looking and is subject to important risks and uncertainties (such statements are usually accompanied by words such as "anticipate", "expect", "believe", "may", "will", "should", "estimate", "intend" or other similar words). Forward-looking statements in this document are intended to provide TransCanada security holders and potential investors with information regarding TransCanada and its subsidiaries, including management's assessment of TransCanada's and its subsidiaries' future plans and financial outlook. All forward-looking statements reflect TransCanada's beliefs and assumptions based on information available at the time the statements were made and as such are not guarantees of future performance. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on this forward-looking information, which is given as of the date it is expressed in this news release, and not to use future-oriented information or financial outlooks for anything other than their intended purpose. TransCanada undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information except as required by law. For additional information on the assumptions made, and the risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ from the anticipated results, refer to the Quarterly Report to Shareholders dated April 30, 2015 and 2014 Annual Report filed under TransCanada's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.

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