Class Action Launched Today regarding Atlantic Power Corporation (TSX: ATP) (NYSE: AT)

TORONTO, March 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Merchant Law Group LLP launched a class action today with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, seeking to recover hundreds of millions of dollars in damages on behalf of Atlantic Power Corporation shareholders (as well as holders of Atlantic Power Corporation's debt securities).

"Atlantic Power Corporation has experienced a dramatic recent loss in share value. ATP shares have fallen from a 52-week high of C$15.12 to trading today at below C$5.40. Canadians who own ATP shares have lost hundreds of millions of dollars in share value as a result." said Evatt Merchant, regarding the Canadian ATP litigation being handled by his law firm.

As stated in the litigation, Atlantic Power Corporation repeatedly emphasized in statements to the market that its previous dividends would be "sustainable into 2016 before considering any positive impact from potential future acquisitions or organic growth opportunities". Notwithstanding those previous statements, shareholders have recently seen the dividend paid on their shares slashed by more than half.

The litigation launched today is the first shareholder class action filed against Atlantic Power Corporation in Canada, and Atlantic Power Corporation is also facing several major class actions in the United States.

For more information on the Atlantic Power Corporation class action, please visit: or call 888-567-7777.

Merchant Law Group LLP, a leading Canadian class action firm, has offices in 12 cities across Canada, from Montreal to Victoria.

SOURCE: Merchant Law Group

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For Media inquiries, please contact Evatt Merchant, at 888-567-7777 for further comment

For Francophone inquiries, please contact our Montreal office, at 514-248-7777 or

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