Stock symbol: MBT
TORONTO, ON, Dec. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (TSX:
MBT) (the "Company" or "MTS Allstream") today announced that Chief
Corporate Officer Chris Peirce is retiring from the Company effective
December 31, 2013.
"Chris has been a key part of the MTS Allstream story since the earliest
days of the Company, and has played an important role both inside and
outside the Company as it has become one of Canada's leading
communication solutions companies," said Pierre Blouin, Chief Executive
Officer. "He has had significant influence on many functional areas of
the Company, and has been an effective voice for change in Canada's
telecommunications market. On behalf of the Board, and of his
colleagues, I thank Chris for his contributions to MTS Allstream, and
wish him the best in the future."
Mr. Peirce joined MTS Allstream's predecessor AT&T Canada in 1999 as
Vice-President, Government Affairs with a mandate to advocate for a
more pro-competitive legislative and regulatory framework in Canada. In
roles of successive responsibility and breadth within the organization
and as an active leader with industry groups, Mr. Peirce made
significant contributions to the telecommunications policy landscape in
Canada while also playing a leading role in shaping MTS Allstream's
position on major issues including the contribution subsidy mechanism,
competitor network access, anti-competitive behaviour, wireless
spectrum auction rules and foreign investment regulations. His work has
contributed significantly to MTS Allstream's development, helping pave
the way for increased opportunity for the Company, its shareholders,
"I am proud of what my colleagues and I have been able to accomplish for
MTS Allstream, and I take particular satisfaction in having played a
role in helping create a more competitive telecommunications framework
in Canada," said Mr. Peirce. "I thank my colleagues, the management
team and the Board for their support and friendship, and look forward
to following the company's successes in the years ahead."
Paul Beauregard, currently MTS Allstream's Chief Administrative Officer
and Corporate Secretary, will assume Mr. Peirce's responsibilities and
becomes Chief Corporate and Strategy Officer and Corporate Secretary.
As Chief Corporate Officer, Mr. Beauregard will be responsible for the
strategy, corporate development, regulatory, corporate communications
and community investment functions of the Company, and will continue to
be responsible for the oversight of all Legal and Human Resource
matters at MTS Allstream, as well as coordinating and supporting the
Company's Board of Directors.
Mr. Beauregard joined MTS Allstream in 2008 and has more than a decade
of extensive experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to
joining MTS Allstream, he was Vice-President, Law, Mergers and
Acquisitions at BCE / Bell Canada and was also an equity partner at the
Toronto office of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP.
About Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.
MTS Allstream is one of Canada's leading national communication
solutions companies, providing innovative communications for the way
Canadians live and work today. The company has more than 100 years of
experience, with approximately 5,000 employees across Canada. MTS
Allstream's business is dynamic and consists of two operating
divisions. In Manitoba, MTS is the leading full-service
telecommunications provider for residential and business customers.
MTS's suite of services includes the latest in wireless technology,
broadband services, IPTV, voice services, home security, and an
extensive range of business solutions. Across Canada, Allstream is a
leader in IP communications and is the only national provider that
focuses exclusively on the business telecommunications market. MTS
Allstream has nearly two million customer connections spanning business
customers across Canada and residential consumers throughout the
province of Manitoba. The Company's extensive national fibre optic
network spans more than 30,000 kilometres. MTS Allstream has spent 12
consecutive years on the Jantzi Social Index for leadership in social
responsibility and is the recipient of the 2011 Governance Gavel Award
from the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, recognizing clear and
effective public disclosure and leading governance practices.
MTS Allstream's common shares are listed on the TSX (trading symbol:
MBT). Customers, stakeholders and investors who want to learn more
about MTS Allstream are encouraged to visit: www.mtsallstream.com.
For more information about MTS's products and services, please visit www.mts.ca. For more information about Allstream's products and services, please
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