Two national organizations praise rigorous governance and disclosure
MONTREAL, Aug. 20, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - BCE Inc., Canada's largest
communications provider, is pleased to announce that its Board of
Directors has received two awards for excellence in corporate
The Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries (CSCS) named BCE the
winner of its first-ever award for best overall corporate governance,
recognizing the company's best practices in building and sustaining
shareholder and stakeholder value.
The BCE Board was also recognized by the Canadian Coalition for Good
Governance (CCGG), receiving the organization's Gavel Award for best
corporate governance disclosure. The award underscores the importance
of effective communications between corporations and their
"Since 1880, Bell has upheld the highest ethical and operational
standards in every aspect of our business. These prestigious awards
recognize the unmatched expertise and guidance of the BCE Board of
Directors and the hard work and dedication of the Bell team in ensuring
rigorous governance of our company's operations," said George Cope,
President and CEO of BCE and Bell Canada.
The Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries (www.cscs.org) is one of Canada's leading advocates of good corporate governance,
working to increase corporate Canada's understanding and awareness of
the importance of governance ethics and best practices.
The Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (www.ccgg.ca) is made up of a wide range of institutional investors who invest in
domestic capital markets on behalf of millions of Canadians.
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 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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