MTS Allstream employee named to Canadian Red Cross Board of Governors

Ella West devotes years to disaster relief at home and abroad

Stock Symbol: MBT

TORONTO, June 21 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream is pleased to announce that Ella West, Director Customer Certifications and Risk Management at MTS Allstream has been named to the Canadian Red Cross Board of Governors following over two decades of volunteer work.

"We are very proud of Ella's appointment to the Canadian Red Cross Board of Governors," said Pierre Blouin, Chief Executive Officer, MTS Allstream. "She has shown tremendous dedication to the Red Cross and it is this type of giving and committed attitude that makes our employees at MTS Allstream stand out among the rest."

In 2008, Ella was among those selected as MTS Allstream Luminaries during the Company's second century celebrations. The award was given to exceptional MTS Allstream employees, past and present, who have contributed to the Company, community, and inspired their colleagues to reach higher.

In her personal life, Ella has been a leader and inspiration among staff and volunteers alike at the Red Cross for over 20 years. She has served as the Chair of the Disaster Management Advisory Committee (DMAC), is the only volunteer sitting on the National Training Working Group, is the sole Master Instructor Trainer for the Disaster Management Training Program and also holds the position of Privacy Officer. In May 2008, she was awarded the prestigious Order of the Red Cross, the highest distinction award presented to volunteers and individuals for their outstanding humanitarian services, dedication and achievements.

"It has been a privilege working alongside the great people at the Canadian Red Cross," said Ms. West. "I am honoured to have accepted this new role and look forward to continuing great work in communities around the world."

MTS Allstream wishes Ella continued success in her efforts supporting the Canadian Red Cross.

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. MTS Allstream has 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:

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