Eastlink celebrates nine years as one of Canada's Best Managed companies

Over 40 years of innovation and commitment to an exceptional customer experience

HALIFAX, March 11, 2015 /CNW/ - Eastlink confirmed today that the company has been honoured by Deloitte Canada as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies for the ninth consecutive year. The announcement comes as the company heads into its 45th year in the telecommunications industry – growing from a small cable company in Amherst, NS in the early 70s, to become Canada's largest family-owned telecommunications service provider. 

"I want to congratulate Eastlink on becoming a Platinum Club member. This designation exemplifies consistency, commitment and the ability to be flexible in a changing marketplace. These qualities are what make Eastlink such a great business success story and one of Canada's Best Managed Companies," said Peter Brown, National Co-Leader of Canada's Best Managed Companies Program and Senior Practice Partner, Deloitte.

Deloitte Canada's Best Managed Companies program is the country's leading business awards program, recognizing Canadian companies who demonstrate profitability, innovation and overall corporate success.

"We're so proud to once again have met the stringent standards of Deloitte Canada's Best Managed Companies program," said Eastlink's CEO Lee Bragg. "Consistently winning this designation over the past nine years is a direct reflection of our employees' unwavering commitment to innovation and customer service."

Eastlink was first recognized by Deloitte Canada as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies in 2006, and in 2013 earned the program's prestigious Platinum Club status.

"We continue to work hard at delivering the best customer experience, including the most innovative services at great value, today and into the future," added Bragg.

To learn more about Eastlink, its founder and how the company has developed over the years, visit The Eastlink Story.

About Eastlink
Headquartered in Halifax, NS, Eastlink is Canada's largest family-owned and operated telecommunications provider, delivering world-class video entertainment and communications services to residential, business and public sector customers across the country.

Powered by state-of-the-art fibre optic and wireless networks, Eastlink's advanced services include Unmatched TV featuring Wireless TV powered by Maestro, Personal Picks, and Video OnDemand, Internet Evolved including Personal Cloud services, wireless featuring nationwide calling, competitive local and long distance telephone, home security and automation, data communications and exclusive, locally-produced programming on Eastlink TV.

Eastlink is one of Canada's Best Managed Companies with operations in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia as well as Bermuda.

About Canada's Best Managed Companies
Canada's Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Best Managed winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Requalified member (repeat winners retain the Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (After three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully reapplied for the designation. Companies may requalify for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review; 4) Platinum Club member (winners that maintain Best Managed status for a minimum of six consecutive years). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen's School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.

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For further information: Media Contact, Jill Laing, Public and Media Relations, (902) 446-1939, Jill.Laing@corp.eastlink.ca

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