MTS Allstream Employee Receives National Award for Achievement in Business Continuity Management

Award presented at World Conference on Disaster Management in Toronto

WINNIPEG, July 9, 2012 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream, one of Canada's leading national communications solutions providers, is proud to congratulate Vito Mangialardi, MTS Allstream's Director of Business Continuity Management, for receiving the National Award for Business Continuity Management from the Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness. This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and contribution to business continuity management. Business continuity professionals identify potential threats that may impact an organization and provide a framework for implementing safeguards to protect the interests of the organization and its customers.

"For the past 15 years, Vito has been working in the field of business continuity management. He is the founding member of MTS Allstream's Business Continuity Management program," said Mike Strople, MTS Allstream's Chief Technology Officer. "In addition to leading the Business Continuity Program at MTS Allstream, Vito is active in the field as an executive member of the Canadian Telecom Emergency Preparedness Association. The association adopts measures to protect the telecommunications industry in the event of a major disaster. We are very fortunate to have Vito's dedication and expertise as a part of our Company."

This award follows MTS Allstream's 2009 Award of Excellence by the Disaster Recovery Institute of Canada (DRI Canada) for the Company's excellence in business continuity management.

"Planning for and responding to emergencies is an integrated business practice and we are pleased to have one of our leaders recognized by the Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness," added Mr. Strople. "Reliable telecommunication services are important to all of our customers. Our business continuity and emergency management program is one important element in ensuring the performance, reliability and recoverability of our services."

The Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness is a federally incorporated, not-for-profit organization that assists communities, governments and private business to prepare for, prevent, respond to and recover from man-made or natural disasters.

The award was given to Mr. Mangialardi recently at the World Conference on Disaster Management in Toronto. The conference gathers experts in the fields of emergency management and response, IT disaster recovery, business continuity, and risk management.

Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (MTS Allstream)

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 5,500 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 include 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 11 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: For more information about MTS's products and services, please visit For more information about Allstream's products and services, please visit

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Nathan Gibson
MTS Allstream Corporate Communications
(416) 345-3364

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