Bell Aliant announces cash distribution for August 2007

    HALIFAX, Aug. 22 /CNW/ - Bell Aliant Regional Communications Income Fund
(the "Fund" or "Bell Aliant") (TSX: BA.UN) today declared its cash
distribution of $0.2350 per unit for the month of August 2007.
    The distribution will be paid on September 14, 2007 to unitholders of
record at the close of business on August 31, 2007. The declaration of future
distributions is subject to approval by the Bell Aliant trustees.
    To the extent that any portion of these distributions is designated as
dividends paid by Bell Aliant, that portion is designated to be an "eligible
dividend" pursuant to the Income Tax Act (Canada) and corresponding provincial

    About Bell Aliant

    Bell Aliant (TSX: BA.UN) is one of North America's largest regional
communications providers. Through its operating entities it serves customers
in six Canadian provinces with innovative information, communication and
technology services including voice, data, Internet, video and value-added
business solutions. Through its xwave offices, Bell Aliant also provides IT
professional services in Canada and the US. Bell Aliant's 10,000 employees are
committed to deliver the highest quality of customer service, choice and
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