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MTS Allstream Supports Flood Relief Efforts in Alberta with $25,000 Donation

Monday, June 24, 2013

MTS Allstream Supports Flood Relief Efforts in Alberta with $25,000 Donation

14:43 EDT Monday, June 24, 2013

MTS Allstream employee heading to Calgary to help lead disaster relief efforts with Canadian Red Cross

WINNIPEG, June 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (the "Company" or "MTS Allstream"), today announced that it will be supporting disaster relief efforts for those affected by the recent flooding in Alberta. MTS Allstream is donating $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross (Red Cross) flood relief efforts in Alberta.  The national communications provider is also sending one of its Toronto-based employees, Ella West, to help lead the relief effort in the role of Director of Relief Operations for the Red Cross.

"I am proud to represent MTS Allstream and the Canadian Red Cross, and support my fellow Canadians," said Ms. West, who manages MTS Allstream's privacy office and risk management practice.  "I know that every person can make a difference at a time like this."

For over 30 years, Ms. West's volunteer efforts have focused on disaster relief, both as a responder and a trainer in many locations around the world. In May 2008, she was awarded the prestigious Order of the Red Cross, the highest distinction award presented to volunteers and individuals for their outstanding humanitarian services.

"Ella is a leader and inspiration among staff and volunteers alike at MTS Allstream and the Red Cross," said Dean Prevost, President of Allstream. "Calgary is my hometown and Allstream has many customers and employees throughout Alberta. Our hearts go out to all those struggling during this very difficult time."

MTS Allstream employees in Alberta and across Canada have rallied together to implement business continuity plans to ensure that Allstream's nationwide network continues to operate without interruption.

MTS's wireless customers in Manitoba who are interested in making a $5 donation to help those in affected regions in Alberta can do so on their mobile phones by texting REDCROSS to 30333 or visiting http://www.redcross.ca/donate/donate-online/donate-to-the-alberta-floods.

Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (MTS Allstream)
MTS Allstream is one of Canada's leading national communication solutions companies, providing innovative communications for the way Canadians live and work today. The company has more than 100 years of experience, with 5,500 employees across Canada. MTS Allstream's business is dynamic and consists of two operating divisions.  In Manitoba, MTS is the leading full-service telecommunications provider for residential and business customers. MTS's suite of services include the latest in wireless technology, broadband services, IPTV, voice services, home security, and an extensive range of business solutions. Across Canada, Allstream is a leader in IP communications and is the only national provider that focuses exclusively on the business telecommunications market. MTS Allstream has nearly two million customer connections spanning business customers across Canada and residential consumers throughout the province of Manitoba. The Company's extensive national fibre optic network spans more than 30,000 kilometres. MTS Allstream has spent 12 consecutive years on the Jantzi Social Index for leadership in social responsibility and is the recipient of the 2011 Governance Gavel Award from the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, recognizing clear and effective public disclosure and leading governance practices. MTS Allstream's common shares are listed on the TSX (trading symbol: MBT).  Customers, stakeholders and investors who want to learn more about MTS Allstream are encouraged to visit: www.mtsallstream.com  For more information about MTS's products and services, please visit www.mts.ca. For more information about Allstream's products and services, please visit www.allstream.com.

Forward-looking Statements Disclaimer
This news release includes forward-looking statements and information (collectively, the "statements") about the Company's corporate direction, business opportunities, operations, financial objectives and future financial results and performance that are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. As a consequence, actual results in the future may differ materially from any conclusion, forecast or projection in such forward-looking statements. Therefore, forward-looking statements should be considered carefully and undue reliance should not be placed on them. Examples of statements that constitute forward-looking information may be identified by words such as "believe", "expect", "project", "should", "anticipate", "could", "target", "forecast", "intend", "plan", "outlook", "see", "set", "pending", and other similar terms.

Factors that could cause anticipated opportunities and actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, matters identified in the "Material assumptions" section below, the "Risks and uncertainties" section, elsewhere in the Company's 2012 Annual MD&A and 2012 Annual Information Form, all of which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Please note that forward-looking statements reflect Management's expectations as of today. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

SOURCE: MTS Allstream

For further information:

Jessica Poitras
Corporate Communications 
(204) 958-3230
media.relations@mtsallstream.com

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