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Avista Corp. Reports Third Quarter and Year-to-date 2009 Results and Initiates 2010 Earnings Guidance

SPOKANE, Wash., Oct. 28 // -- Avista Corp. (NYSE: AVA) today reported net income of $8.1 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2009, compared to net income of $7.4 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2008. For the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2009 Avista Corp.'s net income was $65.0 million, or $1.18 per diluted share, compared to net income of $56.1 million or $1.04 per diluted share for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2008.

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"We are pleased with our 2009 results through September 30. Our continued solid financial performance keeps us on track to meet our earnings expectations for the year," said Avista Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Scott L. Morris.

"We continue to make progress in the timely recovery of our costs and the capital investments we are making in our generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure. New rates went into effect in Idaho effective Aug. 1, 2009, and in September, we reached an all-party settlement in our Oregon natural gas general rate case. As approved by the Oregon Commission, new rates will become effective in Oregon on Nov. 1, 2009.

"In Washington, we reached a partial settlement in our general electric and natural gas rate cases in September. The settlement resolves issues in the areas of cost of capital, power supply, rate spread and rate design, and funding under the Low-Income Ratepayer Assistance Program. We expect a decision from the WUTC on the remaining issues and new rates to be effective by the end of 2009, some 11 months after the case was initially filed.

"In November, we will be lowering natural gas rates for customers in all jurisdictions because of a decline in wholesale prices. These Purchased Gas Adjustments are designed to pass through changes in natural gas costs to our customers with no change in gross margin or net income. Since the beginning of the year, when considering all rate changes effective through Nov. 1, 2009, residential natural gas rates will have decreased 30 percent in Idaho, 28 percent in Washington and 12 percent in Oregon.

"Also, contributing to our improvement in results for 2009 are lower interest costs and a decrease in income tax expense. The decline in interest costs was primarily the result of financing transactions and decisions we made in 2008 and 2009. In September, we issued $250 million of 5.125 percent debt due in 2022.

"With this report, we are initiating our earnings guidance for 2010, which shows continued earnings growth. Overall, I believe we are well positioned to improve upon our solid financial performance in 2010 and beyond," Morris said.

Third Quarter and Year-to-date 2009 Highlights

Avista Utilities: Avista Utilities contributed net income of $7.2 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2009 compared to $6.5 million or $0.12 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2008. For the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2009, Avista Utilities contributed net income of $63.2 million, or $1.15 per diluted share compared to $51.8 million or $0.96 per diluted share, for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2008. The increase in our quarterly and year-to-date utility net income was due in part to an increase in gross margin (operating revenues less resource costs). The increase in gross margin was primarily due to the implementation of the general rate increases in Washington and Idaho.

The increase in net income was also due to a decrease in interest expense and income tax expense. In the third quarter of 2009, we recognized adjustments related to Internal Revenue Service audits and adjustments for the 2008 filed federal tax return. In total, these adjustments had a favorable impact to income tax expense and net income of $3.2 million.

These positive impacts on net income were partially offset by an increase in other operating expenses, depreciation and amortization and taxes other than income taxes. In addition, in the third quarter of 2008 we recorded $5.7 million (pre-tax) of interest income, partially offset by $1.4 million (pre-tax) of interest expense, related to income tax settlements.

We absorbed $2.0 million of expense under the Washington Energy Recovery Mechanism (ERM) in the third quarter of 2009 compared to a benefit of $0.1 million in the third quarter of 2008, which decreased electric gross margin and income from operations by $2.1 million in the third quarter of 2009 as compared to the third quarter of 2008. The ERM is an accounting method used to track certain differences between actual net power supply costs and the amount included in base retail rates for our Washington customers.

We absorbed $6.1 million of expense under the ERM in the first nine months of 2009 compared to $7.3 million in the first nine months of 2008, which increased electric gross margin and income from operations by $1.2 million in 2009 as compared to 2008.

We expect to be in a benefit position under the ERM by the end of 2009 due to lower wholesale electric and natural gas fuel prices than the amount included in retail rates, partially offset by the negative impact from the extended outage at the Colstrip plant.

Avista Utilities' operating revenues decreased by $127.8 million in the first nine months of 2009 as compared to the first nine months of 2008, as a result of decreases in natural gas revenues of $127.2 million and electric revenues of $0.6 million. The decrease in natural gas revenues was primarily the result of decreased wholesale revenues of $112.2 million (due to decreased prices, partially offset by increased volumes) and retail natural gas revenues of $17.0 million (primarily due to decreased volumes).

The decrease in electric revenues was primarily due to decreases in wholesale revenues of $44.2 million and sales of fuel of $11.0 million, partially offset by increased retail revenues of $54.8 million (primarily due to the Washington general rate increase implemented on Jan. 1, 2009 and the Idaho general rate increases implemented on Aug. 1, 2009 and Oct. 1, 2008).

Resource costs for Avista Utilities decreased $163.6 million due to decreases in natural gas resource costs of $130.6 million and electric resource costs of $33.0 million. The decrease in natural gas resource costs primarily reflects a decrease in the price of natural gas purchases. The decrease in electric resource costs primarily reflects a decrease in fuel costs.

The year to date improved results also reflect a decrease in interest expense, net of capitalized interest, of $11.4 million that was achieved by refinancing maturing higher cost debt with lower cost long-term debt. Lower interest rates on borrowings under our $320 million committed line of credit also contributed to the decrease in interest expense.

Utility other operating expenses increased $17.2 million primarily due to an increase of $6.6 million in electric generation operating and maintenance expenses, an increase of $2.6 million in natural gas distribution and service costs, as well as an $8.2 million increase in pension and other post-retirement benefit costs.

Utility depreciation and amortization increased $4.4 million primarily due to additions to utility plant.

Utility taxes other than income taxes increased $5.0 million due to increased revenue-related taxes (due to increases in electric retail revenues) and increased property taxes.

Advantage IQ: Advantage IQ's net income attributable to Avista Corporation was $1.4 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2009 compared to $1.3 million or $0.02 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2008. For the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2009, Advantage IQ's net income attributable to Avista Corporation was $3.9 million, or $0.07 per diluted share compared to $4.7 million or $0.09 per diluted share, for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2008. The decrease for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2009 as compared to 2008 was primarily due to lower short-term interest rates (which decreases interest revenue), the decrease in our ownership percentage in the business in connection with the acquisition of Cadence Network effective July 2, 2008 and increased amortization of intangible assets (related to the Cadence acquisition).

On Aug. 31, 2009, Advantage IQ acquired substantially all of the assets and liabilities of Ecos Consulting, Inc. (Ecos), a Portland, Oregon-based energy efficiency solutions provider. The acquisition of Ecos was funded primarily through borrowings under Advantage IQ's committed credit agreement. Under the terms of the transaction, Ecos is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Advantage IQ.

Advantage IQ's revenues for the first nine months of 2009 increased 32 percent as compared to the first nine months of 2008 and totaled $55.1 million. The increase in revenues was due to the third quarter 2008 acquisition of Cadence Network, partially offset by a decrease in interest revenue. In the first nine months of 2009, Advantage IQ managed bills totaling $13.5 billion, an increase of $1.2 billion, or 10 percent, as compared to the first nine months of 2008. The acquisition of Cadence Network added $1.8 billion in managed bills for the first nine months of 2009 as compared to 2008.

Other Businesses: For the third quarter of 2009, the net loss attributable to Avista Corporation was $0.01 per diluted share for the other businesses. For the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2009, the net loss attributable to Avista Corporation was $0.04 per diluted share for the other businesses. Contributing to the net loss attributable to Avista Corporation for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2009 were losses on long-term venture fund investments of $0.9 million and the accrual of a $0.3 million environmental liability.

Summary Results: Avista Corp.'s results for the third quarter of 2009 and the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2009 (YTD), as compared to the respective periods of 2008 are presented in the table below:

    ($ in thousands, except
     per-share data)              Q3 2009    Q3 2008    YTD 2009     YTD 2008
    -----------------------       -------    -------    --------     --------
    Operating Revenues           $314,692   $382,685   $1,109,273  $1,229,302
    ------------------           --------   --------   ----------  ----------
    Income from Operations        $23,754    $25,332     $147,681    $140,883
    ----------------------        -------    -------     --------    --------
    Net Income attributable to
     Avista Corporation            $8,139     $7,359      $65,018     $56,135
    --------------------------     ------     ------      -------     -------

    Net Income (Loss) attributable to Avista Corporation by Business Segment:

      Avista Utilities             $7,239     $6,451      $63,203     $51,791
      ----------------             ------     ------      -------     -------
      Advantage IQ                 $1,413     $1,340       $3,855      $4,685
      ------------                 ------     ------       ------      ------
      Other                         $(513)     $(432)     $(2,040)      $(341)
      -----                         -----      -----      -------       -----

    Contribution to earnings per diluted share by Business Segment:

      Avista Utilities              $0.13      $0.12        $1.15       $0.96
      ----------------              -----      -----        -----       -----
      Advantage IQ                  $0.03      $0.02        $0.07       $0.09
      ------------                  -----      -----        -----       -----
      Other                        $(0.01)    $(0.01)      $(0.04)     $(0.01)
      -----                        ------     ------       ------      ------
    Total earnings per diluted
     share attributable to Avista
     Corporation                    $0.15      $0.13        $1.18       $1.04
    -----------------------------   -----      -----        -----       -----

Liquidity and Capital Resources: In September 2009, we issued $250 million of 5.125 percent First Mortgage Bonds due in 2022. The net proceeds from the issuance of $249.4 million (net of discounts and before Avista's expenses) were used to retire variable rate short-term borrowings outstanding under our $320 million committed line of credit and for general corporate purposes. In conjunction with the issuance of long-term debt, we cash settled interest rate swap agreements and received a total of $10.8 million. This benefit will be amortized over the life of the debt issued.

As of Sept. 30, 2009, we had a combined $513 million of available liquidity under our $320 million committed line of credit, $200 million committed line of credit, and $85 million revolving accounts receivable sales facility.

Avista has a sales agency agreement to issue up to 2 million shares of common stock from time to time. We issued 750,000 common shares under this agreement in 2008. We will continue to evaluate issuing common stock in future periods; however, we are not currently planning to issue common stock for the remainder of 2009, other than for compensatory plans and the direct stock purchase and dividend reinvestment plan.

Utility capital expenditures were $141 million for the first nine months of 2009. We expect utility capital expenditures to be approximately $210 million for the full year of 2009. We are expecting capital expenditures of $210 million for 2010, excluding potential costs of a wind generation project and projects associated with stimulus funding. Actual capital expenditures may vary from our estimates due to factors such as changes in business conditions, construction schedules and environmental requirements.

We are planning to issue long-term debt and common stock in 2010 in order to finance a portion of our capital expenditures and maturing long-term debt, while maintaining our capital structure at an appropriate level for our business.

Earnings Guidance and Outlook

We are confirming our 2009 guidance for consolidated earnings to be in the range of $1.45 to $1.60 per diluted share. We expect Avista Utilities to contribute in the range of $1.40 to $1.50 per diluted share for 2009. Our outlook for Avista Utilities assumes, among other variables, normal precipitation, temperatures and hydroelectric generation for the fourth quarter of 2009. We are expecting to be at the upper end of our consolidated and utility guidance for 2009; however, despite recent rate increases, these results still do not reflect full recovery of utility capital investments and operating costs to serve customers. We expect Advantage IQ to contribute in the range of $0.09 to $0.11 per diluted share and the other businesses to be between a loss of $0.04 and $0.01 per diluted share.

Avista is initiating its 2010 guidance for consolidated earnings to be in the range of $1.55 to $1.75 per diluted share. We expect Avista Utilities to contribute in the range of $1.45 to $1.60 per diluted share for 2010. Our range for Avista Utilities encompasses expected variability in power supply costs and the resulting impact on the ERM. Our outlook for Avista Utilities assumes, among other variables, normal precipitation, temperatures and hydroelectric generation. We expect Advantage IQ to contribute in the range of $0.10 to $0.13 per diluted share and the other businesses to be between break-even and a contribution of $0.02 per diluted share.

Although the recent rate settlements in Idaho and Oregon and the expected resolution of our Washington rate case by the end of 2009 provide progress in the recovery of utility costs, the company will continue to experience regulatory lag in 2010 due to a delay in the recovery of incremental capital investment and increased operating expenses. Avista plans to file new general rate cases in all three states in the first half of 2010 to more closely align earned returns with those authorized by regulators.

NOTE: We will host a conference call with financial analysts and investors on October 28, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. ET to discuss this news release. The call is available at (888) 318-8616, passcode: 52747180. A simultaneous webcast of the call is available on our website, www.avistacorp.com. A replay of the conference call will be available through Nov. 4, 2009. Call (888) 286-8010, passcode 21970996 to listen to the replay.

Avista Corp. is an energy company involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy as well as other energy-related businesses. Avista Utilities is our operating division that provides electric service to 355,000 homes and businesses and natural gas to 312,000 homes and businesses in three Western states, serving more than 492,000 customers. Avista's primary, non-regulated subsidiary is Advantage IQ. Our stock is traded under the ticker symbol "AVA." For more information about Avista, please visit www.avistacorp.com.

Avista Corp. and the Avista Corp. logo are trademarks of Avista Corporation.

The attached condensed consolidated statements of income, condensed consolidated balance sheets, and financial and operating highlights are integral parts of this earnings release.

This news release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding our current expectations for future financial performance and cash flows, capital expenditures, financing plans, our current plans or objectives for future operations and other factors, which may affect the company in the future. Such statements are subject to a variety of risks, uncertainties and other factors, most of which are beyond our control and many of which could have significant impact on our operations, results of operations, financial condition or cash flows and could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.

The following are among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements: weather conditions and their effect on energy demand and generation, including the effect of precipitation and temperatures on the availability of hydroelectric resources and the effect of temperatures on customer demand and wholesale energy markets; global financial and economic conditions (including the availability of credit) and their effect on our ability to obtain funding for working capital and long-term capital requirements on acceptable terms; economic conditions in our service areas, including the effect on the demand for, and customers' ability to pay for, our utility services; our ability to obtain financing through the issuance of debt and/or equity securities, which can be affected by various factors including our credit ratings, interest rates and other capital market conditions; changes in actuarial assumptions, the interest rate environment and the actual return on plan assets for our pension plan, which can affect future funding obligations, costs and pension plan liabilities; changes in wholesale energy prices that can affect, among other things, the cash requirements to purchase electricity and natural gas for retail customers or wholesale obligations and the market value of derivative assets and liabilities; volatility and illiquidity in wholesale energy markets, including the availability of willing buyers and sellers and prices of purchased energy and demand for energy sales; the effect of state and federal regulatory decisions affecting our ability to recover costs and/or earn a reasonable return including, but not limited to, the disallowance of costs and investments and delay in the recovery of ownership and operating costs; the potential effects of legislation or administrative rulemaking, including the possible adoption of national or state laws requiring resources to meet certain standards and placing restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions to mitigate concerns over global climate changes; the outcome of pending regulatory and legal proceedings arising out of the "western energy crisis" of 2000 and 2001, and including possible retroactive price caps and resulting refunds; the outcome of legal proceedings and other contingencies; changes in, and compliance with, environmental and endangered species laws, regulations, decisions and policies, including present and potential environmental remediation costs; wholesale and retail competition including, but not limited to, electric retail wheeling and transmission costs; the ability to maintain licenses for our hydroelectric generating facilities at cost-effective levels with reasonable terms and conditions; unplanned outages at any of our generating facilities or the inability of facilities to operate as intended; unanticipated delays or changes in construction costs, as well as our ability to obtain required operating permits for present or prospective facilities; natural disasters that can disrupt energy production or delivery, as well as the availability and costs of materials and supplies and support services; blackouts or disruptions of interconnected transmission systems; the potential for terrorist attacks or other malicious acts, particularly with respect to our utility assets; changes in the long-term climate of the Pacific Northwest, which can affect, among other things, customer demand patterns and the volume and timing of streamflows to our hydroelectric resources; changes in industrial, commercial and residential growth and demographic patterns in our service territory; the loss of significant customers and/or suppliers; default or nonperformance on the part of any parties from which we purchase and/or sell capacity or energy; deterioration in the creditworthiness of our customers and counterparties; the effect of any potential decline in our credit ratings; increasing health care costs and the resulting effect on health insurance provided to our employees and retirees; increasing costs of insurance, changes in coverage terms and our ability to obtain insurance; employee issues, including changes in collective bargaining unit agreements, strikes, work stoppages or the loss of key executives, as well as our ability to recruit and retain employees; the potential effects of negative publicity regarding business practices, whether true or not, which could result in, among other things, costly litigation and a decline in our common stock price; changes in technologies, possibly making some of the current technology obsolete; changes in tax rates and/or policies; and changes in our strategic business plans, which may be affected by any or all of the foregoing, including the entry into new businesses and/or the exit from existing businesses.

For a further discussion of these factors and other important factors, please refer to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2008 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2009. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release speak only as of the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement or statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date on which such statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for management to predict all of such factors, nor can it assess the impact of each such factor on our business or the extent to which any such factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement.

                               AVISTA CORPORATION
               CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (UNAUDITED)
                   (Dollars in Thousands except Per Share Amounts)

                                                          Nine Months Ended
                                    Third Quarter           September 30,
                                    -------------           -------------
                                    2009      2008        2009        2008
                                    ----      ----        ----        ----

    Operating revenues          $314,692  $382,685  $1,109,273  $1,229,302
                                --------  --------  ----------  ----------

    Operating expenses:
      Resource costs             173,701   251,333     600,112     764,089
      Other operating expenses    75,797    67,195     226,827     199,779
      Depreciation and
       amortization               25,156    23,502      73,992      68,920
      Utility taxes other than
       income taxes               16,284    15,323      60,661      55,631
                                  ------    ------      ------      ------
        Total operating
         expenses                290,938   357,353     961,592   1,088,419
                                 -------   -------     -------   ---------

    Income from operations        23,754    25,332     147,681     140,883
                                  ------    ------     -------     -------

    Other income (expense):
      Interest expense, net of
       capitalized interest      (15,326)  (17,927)    (47,687)    (59,072)
      Other income (expense) -
       net                           153     7,573        (617)     10,477
                                     ---     -----        ----      ------
        Total other income
         (expense) - net         (15,173)  (10,354)    (48,304)    (48,595)
                                 -------   -------     -------     -------

    Income before income taxes     8,581    14,978      99,377      92,288

    Income tax expense
     (benefit)                       (53)    7,150      33,034      35,544
                                     ---     -----      ------      ------

    Net income                     8,634     7,828      66,343      56,744
      Less:  net income
       attributable to
       noncontrolling interests     (495)     (469)     (1,325)       (609)
                                    ----      ----      ------        ----

    Net income attributable to
     Avista Corporation           $8,139    $7,359     $65,018     $56,135
                                  ======    ======     =======     =======

    Weighted-average common
     shares outstanding
     (thousands), basic           54,706    53,773      54,659      53,366

    Weighted-average common
     shares outstanding
     (thousands), diluted         55,094    54,205      54,881      53,765

    Earnings per common share
     attributable to Avista
     Corporation:

      Basic                        $0.15     $0.14       $1.19       $1.05
                                   =====     =====       =====       =====

      Diluted                      $0.15     $0.13       $1.18       $1.04
                                   =====     =====       =====       =====

    Dividends paid per common
     share                         $0.21     $0.18       $0.60       $0.51
                                   =====     =====       =====       =====

      Issued October 28, 2009



                      AVISTA CORPORATION
         CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)
                       (Dollars in Thousands)


                                       September    December
                                          30,          31,
                                         2009         2008
                                         ----         ----

    Assets

      Cash and cash equivalents       $35,025      $24,313
      Accounts and notes
       receivable                     149,492      218,846
      Other current assets            173,904      239,068
      Total net utility
       property                     2,562,682    2,492,191
      Total other property and
       investments                    141,693      138,876
      Regulatory assets for
       deferred income taxes           98,060      115,005
      Regulatory assets for
       pensions and other
       postretirement benefits        163,634      172,278
      Other regulatory assets          82,163       85,112
      Non-current utility
       energy commodity
       derivative assets               76,600       49,313
      Power cost deferrals             37,531       57,607
      Unamortized debt expense         30,827       33,004
      Other deferred charges            6,369        5,134
                                        -----        -----

        Total Assets               $3,557,980   $3,630,747
                                   ==========   ==========

    Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

      Accounts payable               $133,135     $176,116
      Current portion of long-
       term debt                       27,206       17,207
      Short-term borrowings            33,400      252,200
      Other current liabilities       253,538      243,021
      Long-term debt                1,060,951      809,258
      Long-term debt to
       affiliated trusts               51,547      113,403
      Regulatory liability for
       utility plant retirement
       costs                          216,762      213,747
      Pensions and other
       postretirement benefits        144,876      184,588
      Deferred income taxes           443,440      488,940
      Other non-current
       liabilities and deferred
       credits                        145,920      124,178
                                      -------      -------

        Total Liabilities           2,510,775    2,622,658
                                    ---------    ---------

    Stockholders' Equity
      Avista Corporation
       Stockholders' Equity:
      Common stock - net
       (54,740,806 and
       54,487,574 outstanding
       shares)                        776,977      774,986
      Retained earnings and
       accumulated other
       comprehensive loss             259,185      221,897
                                      -------      -------
        Total Avista
         Corporation
         Stockholders' Equity       1,036,162      996,883
      Noncontrolling interests         11,043       11,206
                                       ------       ------

        Total Stockholders'
         Equity                     1,047,205    1,008,089
                                    ---------    ---------

        Total Liabilities and
         Stockholders' Equity      $3,557,980   $3,630,747
                                   ==========   ==========

      Issued October 28, 2009



                               AVISTA CORPORATION
                 FINANCIAL AND OPERATING HIGHLIGHTS (UNAUDITED)
                             (Dollars in Thousands)

                                                         Nine Months Ended
                                       Third Quarter       September 30,
                                       -------------       -------------
                                        2009      2008      2009      2008
                                        ----      ----      ----      ----

    Avista Utilities
        Retail electric revenues    $165,350  $145,649  $516,299  $461,520
        Retail kWh sales (in
         millions)                     2,119     2,134     6,552     6,658
        Retail electric
         customers at end of
         period                      355,035   352,348   355,035   352,348

        Wholesale electric
         revenues                    $15,512   $42,063   $66,756  $110,958
        Wholesale kWh sales (in
         millions)                       398       495     1,857     1,506

        Sales of fuel                $13,316   $25,510   $29,479   $40,498
        Other electric revenues       $4,262    $4,773   $11,763   $11,928

        Retail natural gas
         revenues                    $33,807   $37,076  $279,760  $296,712
        Wholesale natural gas
         revenues                    $48,456   $95,965  $110,051  $222,259
        Transportation and other
         natural gas revenues         $3,546    $2,788   $10,870    $8,866
        Total therms
         delivered (in
         thousands)                  217,561   178,680   648,571   598,767
        Retail natural gas
         customers at end of
         period                      312,771   309,766   312,771   309,766

        Income from operations
         (pre-tax)                   $21,541   $22,237  $141,225  $131,950
        Net income
         attributable to
         Avista Corporation           $7,239    $6,451   $63,203   $51,791

    Advantage IQ
        Revenues                     $19,727   $16,822   $55,113   $41,743
        Income from operations
         (pre-tax)                    $3,075    $2,872    $8,462    $8,440
        Net income
         attributable to
         Avista Corporation           $1,413    $1,340    $3,855    $4,685

    Other
        Revenues                     $10,716   $12,039   $29,182   $34,818
        Income (loss) from
         operations (pre-tax)          $(862)     $223   $(2,006)     $493
        Net loss attributable to
         Avista Corporation            $(513)    $(432)  $(2,040)    $(341)

      Issued October 28, 2009

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