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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the

Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on May 12, 2016






        Meeting Information      
   AVISTA CORP.     


  Meeting Type:  Annual Meeting

          For holders as of:  March 11, 2016      
          Date:  May 12, 2016         Time: 8:15 AM PDT      



  Location:  Avista Main Office Building

        1411 E. Mission Avenue

        Spokane, WA 99202



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The Board of Directors recommends a vote “FOR” each Nominee:


1.      Election of Directors


1a     Erik J. Anderson


1b     Kristianne Blake


1c     Donald C. Burke


1d     John F. Kelly


1e     Rebecca A. Klein


1f      Scott L. Morris


1g     Marc F. Racicot


1h     Heidi B. Stanley


1i      R. John Taylor


1j      Janet D. Widmann


The Board of Directors recommends a vote “FOR” items 2, 3 and 4:


2.      Amendment of the Company’s Restated  Articles of Incorporation to reduce certain  shareholder approval requirements.








3.      Ratification of the appointment of Deloitte &  Touche LLP as the Company’s independent  registered public accounting firm for 2016.


4.      Advisory (non-binding) vote on executive  compensation.


The Board of Directors recommends a vote “AGAINST” item 5:


5.      If presented, consideration of a shareholder proposal to request the Board to take the steps necessary to amend the Articles and Bylaws to reduce certain shareholder approval requirements.


NOTE: The proxies will have discretionary authority to transact such other business as may come before the meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof.