EPCOR and Capital Power dispute legal claim


    EDMONTON, June 30 /CNW/ - On June 30, 2009, an action was commenced in
the Court of the Queen's Bench of Alberta, Judicial District of Edmonton by
Gil McGowan on his own behalf and on behalf of all of the affiliates of the
Alberta Federation of Labour, Terry Jardine on his own behalf and on behalf of
all of the members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 30, and
Leo Derkach on his own behalf and on behalf of all of the members of Civic
Service Union 52, making claims relating to Capital Power Corporation's
proposed initial public offering and related transactions.
    The claim names The City of Edmonton, EPCOR Utilities Inc. and Capital
Power Corporation as defendants and alleges, among other things, that certain
purported actions taken by the City of Edmonton in connection with the
proposed initial public offering were outside the jurisdiction of the
municipality under the Municipal Government Act. Based on its review of the
available information, Capital Power Corporation believes that this claim is
without merit and intends to vigorously defend itself.

    This communication does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in
the United States, and the securities referred to in this communication may
not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or any
exemption from registration.

    About EPCOR

    EPCOR's wholly-owned subsidiaries build, own and operate power plants,
electrical transmission and distribution networks, water and wastewater
treatment facilities and infrastructure in Canada and the United States.
EPCOR, headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, has been named one of Canada's Top
100 employers for nine consecutive years, and was selected one of Canada's 10
Most Earth-Friendly Employers.

For further information:

For further information: Tim le Riche, Corporate Relations, EPCOR, (780)
969-8238, Cell (780) 721-2013, tleriche@epcor.ca

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