MTS congratulates True North Sports & Entertainment, the Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg on the return of the NHL to Winnipeg

- MTS proudly joins Manitobans in celebrations and welcomes the NHL home -

Stock Symbol: MBT

WINNIPEG, May 31 /CNW/ - MTS, Manitoba's local, pre-eminent full-service telecommunications provider, is proud to congratulate True North Sports & Entertainment, the Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg on today's announcement of the return of the National Hockey League to Winnipeg.

"The return of the NHL to Winnipeg is fantastic news for our community. All of us at MTS are thrilled about the return of the NHL to our home town," said Pierre Blouin, CEO of MTS Allstream. "On behalf of everyone at MTS, I would like to congratulate True North, the Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg on today's news. This is a special day for our community, and MTS is beyond proud to be a part of it."

MTS is the proud sponsor of the MTS Centre - one of the most popular multi-purpose sport and entertainment venues in Canada, North America and the world. The MTS Centre, a state-of-the-art facility, is located in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. Since its opening in 2004, the MTS Centre has hosted more than 1,000 events including a wide variety of first-class entertainment, sports, performing arts and community events.

About MTS

MTS is a division of MTS Allstream Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. As one of Canada's leading national communication solutions companies, MTS Allstream provides innovative communications for the way Canadians want to live and work today. The Company has more than 100 years of experience, with 5,500 employees across Canada dedicated to a mission of delivering true value as seen through the eyes of our customers. MTS Allstream has nearly two million total customer connections spanning business customers across Canada and residential consumers throughout the province of Manitoba. The Company's extensive national broadband and fibre optic network spans almost 30,000 kilometres. Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.'s common shares are listed on Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). Customers, stakeholders and investors who want to learn more about MTS Allstream are encouraged to visit: www.mtsallstream.com.

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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 Inc.

For further information: Media: Selena Hinds, Corporate Communications, (204) 941-8576 or (204) 223-3623, media.relations@mtsallstream.com

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