Bell renews $3 billion MTN program

    MONTREAL, Sept. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell Canada (Bell) today announced the
filing, with the various securities regulatory authorities in all the
provinces of Canada, of a prospectus supplement to a short form base shelf
prospectus dated September 3, 2009.
    This filing was made to renew Bell's Medium Term Notes (MTN) program and
will enable Bell to offer up to $3 billion of MTN Debentures from time to time
over a 25-month period. The MTN Debentures will be fully and unconditionally
guaranteed by Bell's parent, BCE Inc. Consistent with past practice, the MTN
program was renewed so as to continue to provide Bell with financial
flexibility and efficient access to Canadian capital markets.
    Bell also entered into a dealer agreement with certain dealers under
which the dealers have agreed to act as agents, principals or underwriters
with respect to the future offering of the MTN Debentures.
    This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or the
solicitation of an offer to buy any securities within the United States, and
there shall be no offer, solicitation or sale of securities of Bell in any
state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be
unlawful. The securities mentioned in this release have not been and will not
be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not
be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable
exemption from the registration requirements of such Act.

    About Bell

    Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and
business with solutions to all their communications needs, including Bell
Mobility wireless, high-speed Bell Internet, Bell TV direct-to-home satellite
television, Bell Home phone local and long distance, and IP-broadband and
information and communications technology (ICT) services. Bell is proud to be
a Premier National Partner and the exclusive Telecommunications Partner to the
Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
    Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE:   BCE). For information on
Bell's products and services, please visit For corporate
information on BCE, please visit

For further information:

For further information: Media inquiries: Jacqueline Michelis, Bell
Media Relations, (613) 785-1427,; Investor
inquiries: Thane Fotopoulos, BCE Investor Relations, (514) 870-4619,

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