MTS and TEAM union negotiations reach positive conclusion with new tentative collective agreement

Stock Symbol:  MBT

WINNIPEG, July 16, 2013 /CNW/ - MTS Inc. ("MTS"), the Manitoba-based operating division of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (TSX: MBT), announced that MTS has reached a new tentative collective agreement with the Telecommunications Employees Association of Manitoba union (TEAM), which represents 1200 Manitoba-based employees in professional and managerial roles.  The agreement is subject to ratification by TEAM members, and TEAM will be recommending approval of the agreement to its members. Results of the ratification vote will be known later this month.

About MTS
MTS is one of Canada's leading communication solutions companies, providing innovative communications for the way Canadians live and work today. 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. MTS 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's common shares are listed on the TSX (trading symbol: MBT). Customers, stakeholders and investors who want to learn more about MTS are encouraged to visit www.mtsallstream.com.

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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.

Please note that forward-looking statements reflect our expectations as at the date hereof.  We disclaim 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:

Media:
Selena Hinds
Corporate Communications
204 941-8576
media.relations@mtsallstream.com

Investors:
Paul Peters
Investor Relations
204 941-6178
investor.relations@mtsallstream.com

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