Indigo Named Official Bookseller of 2009 Allstream Global Forum: An Evening
with Vice President Al Gore

Stock Symbol: MBT

TORONTO, Nov. 13 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") has named Indigo, Canada's largest book retailer, as the official bookseller of the 2009 Allstream Global Forum: An Evening with Vice President Al Gore being held November 24 at the Allstream Centre, Toronto. Indigo will deploy Allstream Global Forum event information to its customers in Toronto and will be at the event promoting publications like the former U.S Vice-President Al Gore's new book Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis, a pioneering follow-up to his bestselling An Inconvenient Truth.

"We are pleased to welcome Indigo as the official bookseller of the 2009 Allstream Global Forum and are looking forward to their showcase of a number of leading-edge, innovative, and environmentally conscious publications at the event," said Dean Prevost, President Enterprise Solutions division, MTS Allstream. "Like our company, Indigo is committed to engaging, educating, and motivating its employees, partners and communities to work together towards building a sustainable environment and reducing its environmental footprint."

Al Gore will touch on themes of his new book, Our Choice, for the first time in Canada as keynote speaker at the 2009 Allstream Global Forum. Mr. Gore plans to share his new and compelling vision of how business can play a pivotal role in ensuring these changes for the better through innovation and investment in new technology. The Allstream Global Forum is one of Canada's premier thought-leadership events and is staged every year by MTS Allstream, one of Canada's leading national telecommunications companies.

Special thanks to the following 2009 Allstream Global Forum partners: Cisco, Mitel, Checkpoint, Microsoft, Ericsson, RIM, HP/EDS, Tandberg, Ricoh, CIENA, BMW Canada, AARFID, Two Technologies, VMC Group, MaRS, Board of Trade, IT World, David Suzuki Foundation, Sleemans, Imagin8, Toronto Star, Mike Weir Wine, Indigo, CTV, and Sony.

For more information on corporate tables and individual tickets to the Allstream Global Forum, visit www.allstream.com/globalforum.

About MTS Allstream

MTS Allstream is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. As one of Canada's leading national communication solutions companies, MTS Allstream provides innovative communications for the way Canadians want to live and work today. The Company has more than 100 years of experience, with 6,000 employees across Canada dedicated to a mission of delivering true value as seen through the eyes of our customers. In 2008, MTS Allstream had nearly two million total customer connections spanning business customers across Canada and residential consumers throughout the province of Manitoba. The Company's extensive national broadband and fibre optic network spans almost 30,000 kilometres. MTS Allstream is a proud sponsor of Cindy Klassen, 2006 World Champion and Canada's greatest Olympian, and a proud contributor to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.'s common shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). Customers, stakeholders and investors who want to learn more about MTS Allstream services, markets, community commitments and record of creating shareholder value are encouraged to visit: www.mtsallstream.com.

SOURCE MTS Allstream

For further information: For further information: Media: Jill Gibson, MTS Allstream Corporate Communications, (416) 640-7011, media.relations@mtsallstream.com

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