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Allstream Races into Vancouver for BC Superweek

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Allstream Races into Vancouver for BC Superweek

13:55 EDT Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Stock Symbol:  MBT    

Leader in IP communications is Presenting Partner of Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix

VANCOUVER, July 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Allstream, Canada's all-business communications provider, is proud to announce that it will be the Presenting Partner of this week's Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix cycling event, taking place in Vancouver, British Columbia's Gastown district on Wednesday, July 10, 2013.

The Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix is the centrepiece of BC Superweek - a diverse series of cycling events that take place each July in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. This year will mark the 40th anniversary of the prestigious professional cycling race. The event garners international attention for its challenging course and historic location, attracting cyclists, spectators and media from across Canada and around the world.

"We are very pleased to once again partner with title sponsor Global Relay, our neighbour in Gastown and an Allstream customer, to present this exciting sporting event," said Allstream President Dean Prevost. "The Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix is a free and family-friendly event that is a great experience for participants and spectators and for the city of Vancouver."

Allstream will be a co-presenter of various activities and awards at the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix and is also sponsoring the Trek Red Truck Racing team, who finished first at the Banff Bike Fest in June.

For more information on the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix, please visit: www.globalrelayggp.org.

About Allstream

Allstream is a Canadian leader in IP communications and the only national communications provider that works exclusively with business customers of all sizes. With nearly 600,000 customer connections, Allstream's momentum is fuelled by the knowledge, skills and entrepreneurial spirit of its 2,500 employees across the country who collaborate with customers to determine their unique communications solutions needs. Supported by its more than 30,000-kilometre nationwide high-performance fibre-optic network, Allstream's broad portfolio of business solutions are built from an array of advanced communications technologies and services including a wide range of innovative, highly-scalable IP-based solutions to help organizations communicate more efficiently and profitably. Allstream takes pride in its commitment to delivering an exceptional customer experience, and has long been recognized by its technology partners for the contributions made to their businesses. Allstream is wholly-owned by Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., which is listed on the TSX (trading symbol: MBT). For information on Allstream's products and solutions, 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 at the date hereof. 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:

Alexandra Walsh
Allstream
416-642-4030
media.relations@mtsallstream.com

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