BCE Statement

    MONTREAL, Québec, June 29 /CNW Telbec/ - At the request of Regulation
Services, on behalf of the Toronto Stock Exchange, to respond to articles that
have appeared in the press today, the Board of Directors of BCE (TSX/NYSE:  
BCE) and the Strategic Oversight Committee confirm the company has received
several proposals in the context of the review of strategic alternatives that
is underway. The company is currently reviewing these proposals and will
provide further details at the appropriate time.
    No assurances can be provided that this review of alternatives will
result in any specific action being taken by the Company.

    About BCE Inc.

    BCE is Canada's largest communications company, providing the most
comprehensive and innovative suite of communication services to residential
and business customers in Canada. Under the Bell brand, the Company's services
include local, long distance and wireless phone services, high-speed and
wireless Internet access, IP-broadband services, information and
communications technology services (or value-added services) and
direct-to-home satellite and VDSL television services. Other BCE holdings
include Telesat Canada, a pioneer and world leader in satellite operations and
systems management, and an interest in CTVglobemedia, Canada's premier media
company. BCE shares are listed in Canada and the United States.

For further information:

For further information: Pierre Leclerc, Bell Canada, Media Relations,
(514) 391-2007, 1-877-391-2007, pierre.leclerc@bell.ca

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