MTS Allstream makes an impact in a green way

2009 Green Report demonstrates continued commitment to environment

Stock Symbol: MBT

WINNIPEG, May 11 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream is pleased to announce that the Company's 2009 summary Green Report is now available, and has been published on its web site. The report documents facts and perspectives on the Company's environmental performance over the past several years and its top priorities for 2010.

"MTS Allstream continues to make progress against our commitment to reduce our impact on the environment and help our customers and employees also reduce their impact on the environment," said Aliana Rozenek, Chief Human Resources Officer, MTS Allstream. "As a company, we continue to produce concrete and lasting changes in areas such as waste reduction, energy consumption and employee commuting, just to name a few."

MTS Allstream has a long-standing commitment to reduce our impact on the environment and help our customers and employees do the same. Flowing from this commitment, MTS Allstream had its share of recognition and awards in 2009 including:

    
    -  An Excellence in Sustainability Award in the category of Action on
       Climate Change, Air Quality and Energy Efficiency from the Manitoba
       Ministry of Conservation and the Manitoba Round Table for Sustainable
       Development
    -  Top honours at Resource Conservation Manitoba's first annual Commuter
       Friendly Workplace Awards
    -  The only North American communications company nominated as a finalist
       for the first ever "Green Award" through the World Communications
       Awards in London, UK
    -  For nine consecutive years, MTS Allstream has been included on the
       Jantzi Research Social Index, a grouping of 60 Canadian companies that
       pass a comprehensive set of environmental, social and governance
       screens
    

To access MTS Allstream's 2009 Green Report, Making an Impact - Continuing Our Commitment, please visit www.mtsallstream.com/greenreport2009.

About MTS Allstream

MTS Allstream is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. As one of Canada's leading national communication solutions companies, MTS Allstream provides innovative communications for the way Canadians want to live and work today. The Company has more than 100 years of experience, with 6,000 employees across Canada dedicated to a mission of delivering true value as seen through the eyes of our customers. MTS Allstream has nearly two million total customer connections spanning business customers across Canada and residential consumers throughout the province of Manitoba. The Company's extensive national broadband and fibre optic network spans almost 30,000 kilometres. MTS Allstream is a proud sponsor of Cindy Klassen, 2006 World Champion and Canada's greatest Olympian, and a proud contributor to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.'s common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). Customers, stakeholders and investors who want to learn more about MTS Allstream services, markets, community commitments and record of creating shareholder value are encouraged to visit: www.mtsallstream.com.

SOURCE MTS Allstream

For further information: For further information: Media: Gillian Giesbrecht, MTS Allstream Corporate Communications, (204) 958-3392, media.relations@mtsallstream.com

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