Competition Bureau clears Acquisition of BCE by Investor Group led by Teachers', Providence and Madison



    MONTREAL, Quebec, Sept. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - BCE has today been informed by
the Canadian Competition Bureau that the Bureau's review of the proposed
acquisition of BCE by an investor group led by Teachers' Private Capital, the
private investment arm of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Providence
Equity Partners Inc. and Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC, has been completed
favourably.

    About BCE Inc.

    BCE is Canada's largest communications company, providing the most
comprehensive and innovative suite of communication services to residential
and business customers in Canada. Under the Bell brand, the Company's services
include local, long distance and wireless phone services, high-speed and
wireless Internet access, IP-broadband services, information and
communications technology services (or value-added services) and
direct-to-home satellite and VDSL television services. Other BCE holdings
include Telesat Canada, a pioneer and world leader in satellite operations and
systems management, and an interest in CTVglobemedia, Canada's premier media
company. BCE shares are listed in Canada and the United States.




For further information:

For further information: Pierre Leclerc, Bell Canada, Media Relations,
(514) 391-2007, 1-877-391-2007, pierre.leclerc@bell.ca; Thane Fotopoulos, BCE,
Investor Relations, (514) 870-4619, thane.fotopoulos@bell.ca

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