MTS Allstream named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers

Stock Symbol: MBT

WINNIPEG, Oct. 8 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") is pleased to announce that it has been named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2010. This annual competition, announced today by Maclean's magazine, recognizes Canada's best places to work and aims to identify the companies and organizations that lead their industries in attracting and retaining employees.

The editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers consider each employer compared to others in its industry and region to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs using eight criteria: physical workplace; work atmosphere and social; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement.

"MTS Allstream is proud to achieve this distinct recognition as a top employer in Canada. There are many employers who lead their industries in offering exceptional workplaces and it's an honour to be included the country's 100 best," said Pierre Blouin, CEO, MTS Allstream. "This recognition exemplifies our commitment to telecommunications excellence and the importance of our employees to succeed in a challenging and evolving industry."

The company recognizes employee engagement as a critical business success factor. As part of this approach, a comprehensive strategy has been implemented to measure employee opinions about the work environment, set measurable goals to improve engagement and customer service, and ensure continuous improvement on an ongoing basis.

"Our employees are strong team players, who show enthusiasm and excitement within the constant change of the telecommunications industry," said Aliana Rozenek, Chief Human Resources Officer, MTS Allstream. "Our long-term goal is to foster a work environment of continuous learning and ensure that our corporate values - courage, empathy, commitment and passion - are the DNA of our organization. As our employees follow and use these values as a guide, we are creating a truly engaged workforce and a workplace we can all be proud of."

In addition to being a strong leader in a competitive industry, the company has a long-standing commitment to environmental responsibility, supports the principles of sustainability and is committed to giving back to its communities across the country.

For more information on employment opportunities at MTS Allstream, go to www.mtsallstream.com/careers.

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. In 2008, MTS Allstream had 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: Jill Gibson, MTS Allstream Corporate Communications, (204) 958-3392, media.relations@mtsallstream.com; Investors: Paul Peters, MTS Allstream Investor Relations, (204) 941-6178, investor.relations@mtsallstream.com

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