Glentel Celebrates 45 Years in Business and 25 Years as Public Company by Opening the Toronto Stock Exchange



    TORONTO, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - Glentel Inc. (TSX: GLN), one of Canada's
largest multi-carrier retailers of mobile phones and a leading provider of
wireless communications solutions across Canada, recognized two significant
corporate milestones today - the company's 45th anniversary in business and
the 25th anniversary of the company trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange
(TSX).
    Members of Glentel's board of directors and executive team were onsite at
the TSX in downtown Toronto to ring in the trading day to commemorate these
milestones. President and CEO Tom Skidmore, standing beside his management
team, acknowledged the company's success as well as its continued growth which
he attributed to the loyalty and contribution of the company's employees,
board of directors, suppliers, shareholders and customers.
    "We wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for our team of outstanding,
dedicated and supportive employees across Canada," said Skidmore. "I'm
honoured to work with such a dynamic group of people and look forward to
Glentel's continued success in the wireless industry."
    Glentel was founded in 1963 and has focused on providing service and
value to consumers whose lifestyle and or business demands are leading them to
find new ways to keep in touch. Today, the company employs more than 1,400
people across Canada, operating a Retail Division and a Business Division and
having its corporate office located in Burnaby, B.C.
    Glentel's three retail brands, WirelessWave, Tbooth/la cabine T, and
WIRELESS etc., all service the wireless communications needs of consumers. The
company's Business Division meets the telecommunications needs of business,
industry and government - providing integrated wireless solutions to a variety
of sectors.

    About Glentel

    Glentel (TSX: GLN) is a leading provider of innovative and reliable
telecommunications services and solutions in Canada and the United States.
Founded in 1963 and headquartered in Burnaby, B.C., Glentel comprises two
operating divisions - Retail and Business - that service thousands of
consumers and commercial telecommunications customers. Together with its
divisions, the company boasts more than 250 locations across Canada located in
retail malls, Costco Wholesale stores, and business centers. As the largest
multi-carrier cellular retailer in Canada, it offers a choice of network
carrier and wireless device or phone. To its business and government
customers, Glentel offers wireless engineering and service, rental equipment,
satellite and terrestrial network systems, tower sites and wireless asset
monitoring. Glentel operates its business under the trading names Glentel
Wireless, WirelessWave, The Telephone Booth (Tbooth and la cabine T) and
WIRELESS etc.

    
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    Editor's Note: Photo of Market Open Included

    To secure a copy of Glentel's annual report or additional information,
visit www.glentel.com or www.sedar.com.

    
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For further information:

For further information: Investor Relations Contact: Dale B. Belsher,
Chief Financial Officer, Glentel, (604) 415-6500, investors@glentel.com; Media
Contacts: Kristin Treat, Vice President, Hoggan & Associates, (604) 761-9946
mobile, ktreat@hoggan.com; Alex Chapple, Account Manager, Hoggan & Associates,
(604) 512-6095 mobile, achapple@hoggan.com

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