The latest 2013 governance honour for Canada's largest communications
MONTREAL, Nov. 19, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - BCE Inc. is pleased to announce
that it has been honoured with the Best Overall Corporate Governance
Award - International at the sixth annual Corporate Secretary Corporate Governance Awards in New York.
Competing against a number of high-profile Canadian and international
corporations, BCE was recognized for best overall governance,
compliance and ethics in board structure, shareholder communications,
regulatory filing and other governance operations. Other companies
recognized for governance leadership by Corporate Secretary include General Electric, H&R Block, Johnson & Johnson, and PepsiCo.
"Bell is proud to be honoured for our leading corporate governance
practices, both here in Canada and internationally," said George Cope,
President and CEO of BCE Inc. and Bell Canada. "These awards recognize
the leadership of the BCE Board of Directors and the commitment of the
Bell team in upholding the highest ethical and operational standards in
every aspect of our business."
Earlier this year, BCE was the recipient of the first-ever award for
best overall corporate governance by the Canadian Society of Corporate
Secretaries, while the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance honoured
BCE with its Gavel Award for exceptional communication with
shareholders. In September, BCE Chair Thomas C. O'Neill, FCPA received
the Award of Outstanding Merit from the Chartered Professional
Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) recognizing his contributions both
to the profession and to the community.
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BCE (TSX, NYSE: BCE) is Canada's largest communications company,
providing a comprehensive and innovative suite of broadband
communication services to residential and business customers under the
Bell Canada and Bell Aliant brands. Bell Media is Canada's premier
multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital
media, including CTV, Canada's #1 television network, and the country's
most-watched specialty channels. To learn more, please visit BCE.ca.
The Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative is a national charitable
and awareness program promoting mental health across Canada with the
Bell Let's Talk Day anti-stigma campaign and significant Bell funding
of community care and access, research, and workplace initiatives. To
learn more, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.
SOURCE: Bell Canada
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Bell Media Relations